|Finnish soldiers of II division /infantry regiment JR 12 on Imatra road in Tali-Ihantala 30th June 1944. Behind them a soviet T-34 tank destroyed by a German assault gun|
The Finns, though outnumbered 3 to 1, inflicted more than three times the number of casualties on the Soviet forces than they received. However, with just 50,000 men to the Soviets 150,000, the Finnish forces took proportionally more casualties.It marked a point in the Soviet offensive when the Finnish forces first prevented the Soviets from making any significant gains. Earlier at Siiranmäki and Perkjärvi the Finns had halted advancing Soviet forces. The Finnish forces achieved a defensive victory against overwhelming odds.