NATIONAL THREAT ASSESSMENT 2020 (excerpts), 2020

PROTECTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER

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Russia uses international events to look for individuals who can represent its interests

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By organizing events that correspond to its agenda Russia seeks to create a fiction of international solidarity and neutrality. Russia presents the participation of politicians and other public figures from foreign countries in such events as alleged evidence of strong international support for the Kremlin’s policies. In some cases attempts are made to conceal the Kremlin’s links to such events or their participants’ links to the Kremlin, especially when it concerns international organizations. For instance, the Kremlin exploits OSCE events to ‘defend’ the rights of allegedly persecuted Russian speakers in the Baltic States and elsewhere. In these venues individuals acting on behalf of the Russian interests often take the opportunity to disseminate false information and further Russia’s agenda.

INFORMATION SECURITY

Russia uses propaganda to discredit legal processes in Lithuania

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One of the main goals of Russia’s information policy is to disparage Lithuania’s statehood and to discredit anti-Soviet resistance (for example, the June 1941 uprising, Anti-Soviet Armed Resistance Movement, dissident movement, etc.). [..]

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Document data: 03.02.2020. Link: https://www.vsd.lt/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Gresmes-En.pdf Also available in Lithuanian

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