The State Security Service of Latvia (SGB) accused “unfriendly countries”, primarily Russia, of monitoring the actions of the Latvian authorities in the context of a pandemic.
According to the Latvian state security agency, this is done to assess the reaction of the Latvian government in the event of a military confrontation.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has created not only challenges but also unprecedented opportunities for the intelligence services of unfriendly countries. The actions of the responsible authorities during a pandemic demonstrate the country’s readiness to cope with crisis situations, and, having studied their actions at this time, the intelligence services of unfriendly countries can identify and predict the response capabilities of various departments in the event of a potential military confrontation, ”reads the open part of the report.
The State Security Service claims that most of the information about the actions of Latvian state bodies was collected remotely since due to the pandemic, serious obstacles were introduced to the direct collection of information on the spot.