The Finnish 7th Division had gained a bridgehead on the eastern side of the Svir River at the Tetoimaki village group. The four villages of Tetoimaki lay along a solitary road in the otherwise desolate wilderness, with Gora being the westernmost village. The 1st Battalion of the 9th Jager Regiment (I/JR 9) took up a position along the road several miles west of Gora, and on the morning of the 14th its reconnaissance detachment overtook a Russian strongpoint located to the south. The Soviets quickly counterattacked to retake their lost strongpoint. The strength and the speed of their assault gave the Soviets enough momentum to reach the road at a point east of I/JR 9. By the 15th, the Battalion's commander realized that his position was surrounded and that the vital supply road between it and Gora had been severed.
Attacker: Finnish (7th Division Ski Detachment and Group Keinonen 1st Battalion, 9th Jäger Regiment)