Russia accused of espionage against Latvian politicians, journalists

Source : 112 Ukraine

Latvia suppose the possibility of provocations during the arrival of NATO battalions
13:22, 29 March 2017

Russia conducted cyber espionage against Latvian politicians, journalists and state officials in 2016, according to the head of the Bureau on Protection of the Constitution of Latvia Janis Maizitis after reporting on bureau’s work results to the government, reports Delfi.

According to Maizitis, the bureau does not have information that as a result of espionage Russian or other countries’ special forces received data containing state secrets.

The activeness of Russia’s espionage last year was like in 2015 and it can be assessed as medium, he noted.

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The Bureau on Protection of the Constitution is a non-military institution of Latvia's state security that is the main body with reconnaissance and counter-intelligence functions. It also protects secret information of NATO and EU.

Earlier it was reported that Latvia installed fence on the border with Russia. Completion of construction of the fence is planned until 2019.

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