Russia accused of meddling on Latvia’s eastern border

  • 2014-04-14
  • From wire reports, RIGA

The TV3 investigative news magazine "Nothing Personal" ("Neka personiga") featured a startling disclosure on April 12: that Russian agents are determining the mood of the people on the Latvian-Russian border, "just as they did before the takeover of Crimea," reports LETA.

Ex-President Valdis Zatlers, now member of parliament and head of the National Security Committee, is one of those alarmed. He pointed out that Russia is secretly surveying residents on the eastern border, and of primary interest is their opinion of the annexation of Crimea.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had already claimed that the decision on Crimea was prompted by the "sociological survey conducted there on the mood of the people."