Russian aggression to next target Latvia

  • 2014-04-17
  • From wire reports, RIGA

Former European Parliament vice-president and current EP Foreign Affairs Committee member Jacek Emil Saryusz-Wolski said that after Russia annexes and incorporates Ukraine's territory, it will turn its attention to Latvia, reports Newsru.

''The European Union's perception is that Russia's aggression is being directed solely at Ukraine, but this is not true. We are speaking about Russian attempts to renew some sort of empire - something like the former Soviet Union. Russia wishes to restore former territories into its sphere of influence,'' Saryusz-Wolski said in an interview on Ukrainian television channel ''Espresso TV.''

''Some of these territories will be incorporated into Russia, like we have seen with the Crimea. We are also seeing Russian activities that are very concerning, and some of these activities are taking place in Latvia,'' he added.

''Just like in the Crimea, we are seeing Russia carrying out secret public opinion surveys in Latvia. This is a part of their plan to restore a wider Russian empire,'' the European Parliament member warned.