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It's likely that the document merely memorialized the event ex post facto. By that late in the war, the Germans had been ushered out of Finland by the Finns, despite being co-belligerants and enjoying a type of 'Waffenbruderschaft' in fighting the Sovs together.Typo: February 1944 not 1945, since Finland sued for peace with the USSR in September 1944. Arms deliveries from Germany would have had to come before then, likely May June 1944 not "in late 1944."
The Germans had codes for all captured weapons, including Russian and Soviet models.
Speaking of the experience in being 'brothers in arms,' here's a pic of an acidly worded sign left in the wake of the German withdrawal from Finland to Norway following Finnish agreement to the terms of the cease fire with the USSR:
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