"As February 24 approaches, when it will be one year since Russia launched a war against Ukraine, the Security Service pays increased attention to the activities of supporters of Russia. VDD warns that activities glorifying the aggressor country Russia or its army are not allowed in Latvia," said a release.
Currently, the information obtained by the VDD does not indicate any attempts or specific plans by pro-Kremlin persons to organize events on February 23 or 24.
In previous years, the VDD noted, it has recorded activities glorifying Russia and its armed forces on February 23, when the so-called Soviet Army Day is marked in Russia. The VDD draws attention to the fact that, taking into account the crimes committed by the Russian armed forces against the population and civil infrastructure of Ukraine, this year persons may be held accountable for glorifying the Russian army of occupation.
The State Security Service (VDD) is Latvia's counter-intelligence and internal security service, whose activity is focused on identifying and preventing potential threats to Latvia's national security.