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Latvia’s Constitution Protection Bureau reported that Russian military intelligence service GRU has attempted to gain access to the Latvian government's information using phishing attacks against their computer networks.
"The cyber attacks in Latvia were carried out by the GRU for the espionage purposes. The most frequent attacks were directed against state institutions, including the defense and foreign affairs sectors," said the statement.
Less commonly, the GRU attacks were aimed at the …
“Under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, Russia poses a serious threat to the European Union’s unity," said President of the European Council Donald Tusk, DW reports.
“Our problem is that Russia undermines everything possible in Europe. I can provide numerous examples to prove that Russians will stop at nothing to weaken European unity," Tusk stated. He added that there was “clear evidence of Russia’s intervention in the campaign during the referendum on Brexit, and also in the …
A Russian warship was detected not far from the coast of Latvia, in the exclusive economic zone, reported the press service of the National Armed Forces of Latvia on Twitter. The incident occurred on Saturday, October 6th.
“On October 6th, in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia, at a distance of 14 nautical miles from the state border, the Russian Steregushchiy class ship was detected,” reported the Latvian military.
This is not the first such occurrence. In September of last year, in the …
The Constitution Protection Bureau (counterintelligence agency of Latvia) sent a letter to the Parliamentary Commission on Human Rights and Public Affairs and warned that the publication of the former KGB of the Latvian SSR – the so-called bags of the Cheka – will give an easy win to the countries that are not very friendly to Latvia, the Delfi news agency reports.
The Constitution Protection Bureau (SAB) believed that the publication of the KGB archives on the Internet can create various …
On Tuesday, September 11, the Latvian government supported the purchase of four UH-60 Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopters for 175 million euros and the signing of an intergovernmental agreement with the United States, the Latvian Ministry of Defense reported. This came after the US government approved the sale of the helicopters to Latvia.
According to the Delfi news agency, the government decided to add additional funding of about 80 million euros to the Ministry of Defense’s budget …
A Russian submarine came close to Latvia’s borders on September 11, the Latvian National Armed Forces posted on Twitter.
According to the tweet, the Russian Navy’s Dmitrov submarine (NATO classification: “Kilo”) was spotted three nautical miles outside of Latvia’s territorial waters.
At the start of May, the Russian Navy’s SB-121 and Kashtan ships were spotted 12 nautical miles from Latvia’s territorial waters. A large project 775 landing ship (NATO classification: Ropucha) was also seen six …
The National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia said on Twitter that it had detected two Russian military transport aircraft flying close to Latvian borders. The incident reportedly happened on September 8, close to the territorial waters of Latvia. The ministry said they were An-12 and An-26 military transport planes but did not reveal exactly where the planes were encountered. Latvia also reported detecting Russian naval vessels earlier, approaching its territorial waters.
Earlier, the Latvian …
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkēvičs believes that Nord Stream-2 can become a big problem in transatlantic relations, as stated in a report on the results of the meeting in the Norwegian city of Stavanger which was published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.
Rinkēvičs said that the Nord Stream-2 project threatens to increase dependence on a single gas supplier, which contradicts the principles of the Energy Union.
“Energy is not only a question of European …
Latvia and Estonia are considering the possibility of making a claim against Russia as a successor of the USSR regarding the recovery of damages for Soviet occupation, according to the statement, which was signed by the Ministers of Justice of both countries after the joint meeting of the Estonian and Latvian Governments and published by the press service of the Estonian Ministry of Justice, ERR reports.
The Ministers stressed the importance of preserving the memory of people who died due to …
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs urged Russia to immediately release convicted Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov without preconditions.
"I call on Russia for the immediate and unconditional release of unlawfully convicted Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov. His hunger strike lasting more than 90 days causes deep concerns for his health,” Rinkēvičs wrote on Twitter. The Russian commission rejected two earlier requests for pardon from his mother and from Archbishop Kliment of …