Council of the League of Nations, Resolution. December 14, 1939
Having taken cognizance of the resolution adopted by the Assembly on December 14th, 1939, regarding the appeal of the Finnish Government;
1. Associates itself with the condemnation by the Assembly of the action of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics against the Finnish State: and
2. For the reasons set forth in the resolution of the Assembly,
In virtue of Article 16, paragraph 4, of the Covenant
Finds that, by its act, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has placed itself outside the League of Nations. It follows that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is no longer a Member of the League.
Source: League of Nations, Official Journal. Part II (November-December, 1939), p. 506.