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Opinion: Russia undoubtedly wants to take in Latvia once again

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Janis Kazocins

Janis Kazocins

Russia is doing everything it can to restore its status of superpower. Latvia needs to keep this in mind, said Constitution Protection Bureau’s (CPB) Director Janis Kazocins in an interview to Nekā personīga (Nothing personal) programme of TV3.

“We all see what is going on in Ukraine and Belarus. Undoubtedly, Russia wants to take us in once again”, – he said.

CPB’s Director believes that the growing military activities near the Baltic countries’ borders are a good enough reason for concern. He especially mentioned this autumn’s planned Zapad 2013 joint military exercises of Russia and Belarus.

“As a person with military experience I see that the Zapad 2013 military exercises are an attempt to separate the space of the Baltic states from the European Union and NATO. Our NATO colleagues also believe that the flights of heavy bombers show Russia is testing the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons to block the Denmark Strait. This would ensure dominance in the Baltic Sea”.

Kazocins was told by NATO representatives that there are as many Russian spies in the West as there were during the Cold War. They say the spies are interested in Latvia.

It is stated in the public review of CPB that nearly half of all diplomats in foreign embassies in Riga are spies. It is known that many Russian diplomats have been deported from Latvia for espionage.

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  1. Helmut says:

    Stupid guy.The cold war is over for long.If Russia wants to take over Latvia they can do it at any time .Here everything is for sale for peanuts.

  2. Falko B. says:

    The saber-rattling is irresponsible. Especially the casual integration of nuclear weapons of mass destruction into the security narrative of Latvia is a highly questionable attempt to move public opinion.
    It is peace time, whether diehards in the Baltics or Russia want it or not.

  3. Oddis says:

    Sad to read the ethnic issues once again. Latvians really need to move forward.

  4. Maris says:

    You are the stupid guy Helmut. Of course Kažociņš is right. Russia is a menace and a danger to world peace, as can be seen in the case of Syria for instance.

  5. JPR says:

    We need a fight with the Russian bear…

  6. Lars Berhard says:

    Join Norway and Sweden fighting against the Russians! And Finland to, nation of heroes!

    • Möller says:

      Since when is Sweden fighting Russia?
      We don’t even bother checking their air activity even when they practice bomb runs on Swedish airbases.

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