After the meeting of the Lithuanian State Council on Defense, government officials stated that Russia and other countries may conduct cyber-attacks this year to influence the results of the presidential elections, the Lithuanian presidential press service reports.
The State Defense Council under the leadership of President Dalia Grybauskaite reviewed the country’s security situation, did an annual review of threats and approved the long-term operational strategy for the intelligence services.
Grybauskaite emphasized that Lithuania is quite competent in providing high-standard protection against cyber-attacks. The presidential elections will be held in Lithuania on 12 May.
It was previously reported that Lithuania would expand sanctions against Russian citizens accused of human rights violations. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius noted that assets of people from blacklisted countries could be frozen.