Kučinskis: "Ždanoka's file is very thick"

“The file on Tatjana Ždanoka is very thick, and it will not remain without consequences,” Saeima deputy Māris Kučinskis (United List) said in an interview with Latvian Television on February 1.

Commenting on the State Security Service's statement regarding information about MEP Ždanoka's alleged cooperation with Russian special services, Kučinskis said: "Clearly, it was an answer, not a surprise. This is simply the style of the security service, and perhaps it is necessary – before anything has happened, to respond dryly." He added that in the case of Saeima deputy Jānis Ādamsons, who is now convicted of espionage, the service had not had any comments at first either.

"I can confirm that for Ždanoka, speaking metaphorically, the file is very thick – all instances have been recorded. This one will not remain without consequences, that is my feeling, knowing the wrongs that have been done,” the politician said.

Kučinskis pointed out that in the previous Saeima term, in which he led the National Security Commission, laws were changed to target political forces and persons acting blatantly against the interests of the Latvian state. “They [Ždanoka's represented Russian Union of Latvia] have already received warnings. The legislation was changed, and right now there are both penalties and the exact scheme of how the evidence is obtained,“ said Kučinskis.

“The legislation is in place, the facts are out, I expect more events now [..] so this lady, or whatever she might be called, would not be so close to us anymore,” Kučinskis said.

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