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    Russian military intelligence services can turn their attention to Latvian logistics, construction companies - Security Police

    RIGA, March 19 (LETA) - The long-term presence of NATO forces in the Baltic states makes this region especially interesting to Russian military intelligence services which can turn their attention also to Latvian law enforcement agencies, public and logistics services providers, as well as construction firms, the Security Police warn in their 2017 report.

    The aforementioned sectors perform back-up functions to the defense sector, the Security Police explain in the report.

    It is expected that in the nearest future Russian intelligence agencies will be increasingly using unconventional methods and influence channels against NATO countries. Instead of gathering information, their main objective may be creating preconditions for attaining Russia's foreign policy goals, the Security Police said.

    This year, the Russian intelligence services will continue to actively involve Russian compatriots in anti-Latvian information campaigns. The NATO troops stationed in Latvia will likely remain one of the main targets of these campaigns, aimed at discrediting Latvia's defense efforts and allies.

    The Russian intelligence services can also be expected to show increased activity ahead of and during Latvia's 2018 parliamentary election and centenary events, also to discredit these processes and, if possible, affect them according to Russia's foreign interests.

    • Published: 19.03.2018 13:25
    • Gatis Kristovskis, LETA
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