The former head of the defense Ministry of Latvia, and nowadays MEP Artis Pabriks ( " Unity " ) told LETA that the Western world could not wait that " authoritarian and revanchists " the state is capable to such an extent be influenced in a negative sense in the neighboring country. Such was the opinion of Pabriks on the situation in Ukraine.
The MEP said that currently extremely important to conduct and " put on paper " recent study on the role of the " Pro-Kremlin mass media " in raging in Ukraine the war. Pabriks has added, that from the very beginning the majority guessed about the fact that in the war against Ukraine actively used propaganda methods.
Artis Pabriks expressed his concern on the issue of the fact that Latvia alone is not able to oppose the pressure of Russia." But We can make their society not more susceptible To propaganda. We are also able to conduct their campaigns more efficient, better and better. It is only necessary to find the key, the right way, " he added, noting that Latvia does not have to accept the rules of the game imposed " revanchist state."
" It's Like in military Affairs - superiority and the value of our system is that We don't do As they are. We are civilized, liberal democratic Western society. We can afford to behave in a different way, " said the ex-Minister of defence of Latvia.
As first reported by the news Agency, two months ago, Artis Pabriks said in Paris that in Latvia it is necessary to place the army will not only USA, But also in countries of the European Union." U.S. actions show that they are serious about 5-th item of the NATO Treaty, But very close to the soldiers of the USA Latvia would like to feel and great support from countries of Europe, " he said.
in his speech Mr Pabriks noted that in Ukraine, the President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin " finally revealed own true goals and desires "." Putin's actions can be described As a tale about little Red riding Hood, where the wolf was dressed like a grandmother, creating the impression that he is friendly and reliable. At the end of the tale he demonstrated his wolfish nature. Unfortunately, most Western countries have until now believed in the tale, " said Artis Pabriks.