VILNIUS - Lithuania's President Valdas Adamkus has said he was not surprised by a slander campaign against Lithuanian state institutions and leaders, which, as the State Security Department has warned, may intensify.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the State Security Department warned about possible new attacks organized by Viktor Uspaskich, the founder of the Labor Party suspected of financial crimes and wanted by Lithuanian law enforcement agencies. Uspaskich is currently hiding in Russia.
"I saw the statement, I was not surprised at all. I think we will see and hear even more. Black information seems to have been planned and starts working. I am convinced that we will hear even worse fanatic things, which, in my opinion, we will be able to read as an interesting novel," Adamkus told reporters, commenting on the State Security Department's statement.