RIGA - Last year, Russian security services posed the biggest threat to Latvia's national security, while Chinese security services' interest in the developments in Latvia and the country's key national economy sectors was lower than in previous years, the State Security Service informed LETA.
The decline in Chinese security services' interest in Latvia is mainly attributable to restrictions on public life in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In turn, Belarusian security services continued to gather information about the attitude of the Belarusian community in Latvia to the political and social developments in Belarus.
According to State Security Service, threat posed to Latvia by Russian security services' threat will remain high this year as well. Chinese security services' interest in Latvia could increase again in the foreseeable future, however, not to the extent of Russian security services' activities in Latvia.
In the meantime, Belarusian security services will continue to work to strengthen the positions of Belarus's authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko.
The State Security Service's full report on foreign security services' operations in Latvia will be released at the beginning of this year.