Security service examining Saeima deputy's occupation comments

Latvia's State Security Service (VDD) announced January 24 that it is looking into controversial comments made by Saeima deputy Glorija Grevcova, who represents the For Stability! party.

Grevcova, whose recent actions seem not hugely conducive to stability, is already on trial accused of providing false information to the Central Election Commission (CVK), and on January 23 again hit the spotlight with claims questioning the reality of the occupation of Latvia on her TikTok channel.

"The VDD has started an investigation in connection with the public statements of the member of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, Glorija Grevcova, during her visit to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia," the VDD announced.

On January 22, following a visit to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, the scandal-prone member of parliament published a video on the social network TikTok, saying that she was in the “so-called Museum of Occupation”. She also stated that facts do not align with those presented at the museum, and that the tour guide has told his own “parallel, fictional history”, as she emphasized in her video. She described the information provided as "propaganda", sparking outrage and calls for law enforcement agencies to take action.

Grevcova published another video on TikTok a day later, which stated that she did not deny the fact of the occupation of Latvia, but in her opinion, the museum still "did not provide all the facts, because there are many more sources than the museum shows". Many of the facts were also misrepresented, according to Grevcova.

The State Security Service (VDD) is one of the three Latvian security and intelligence services alongside the Constitution Protection Bureau (SAB) and Defence Intelligence and Security Service (MIDD). VDD is a counterintelligence and internal security service.

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