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We Spend Huge Amounts Of Taxpayers’ Money On Fueling The “Hybrid War” And Enlightening The Passivity Of The Latvian People

A study conducted by the Security and Strategic Research Center of the Latvian National Defense Academy (LNAA DSPC) on the possibility of destabilizing society in Latvia has reached a fundamental conclusion: is unlikely.
Fortunately for the coalition, the boundaries of this conclusion far exceed the “shameless and lying” propaganda and agitation of the “hybrid war” and Latvia’s enemy No. 1. Namely, the LNAA DSPC also makes a secondary opinion: “most people do not believe that their actions will change anything and that protests can bring about change, nor do they want to stand out among the public”. Therefore, “political and social activity in Latvian society is very low” and it would be difficult for an external (as well as an internal) factor to cause widespread mass protests and unrest.
Although there are differences in “political views” between Latvian and Russian-speaking sections of Latvian society, about half of Latvia’s Russian-speaking and non-Russian citizens do not support “Russian messages” and there is also “diversity of opinion” among these people.
Despite the fact that Latgale has “the highest support for Russia’s messages”, this is not a basis for separatism. In Latgale, a strong opposite tendency has also been established, namely, those who speak the Latgalian dialect to the greatest extent express patriotic views that support Latvia’s geopolitical orientation, the researchers have revealed.
In general, Latvian society, including both Latvian and Russian speakers, is characterized by “high dissatisfaction with the political and economic processes in Latvia”.
On the question of whether Russia is a threat to Latvia, Latvians are more inclined to consider Russia as a threat, however, a large part of Latvians and a majority of Russian-speakers believe that good relations with Russia are essential for the development of Latvia’s economy. Russia is considered a threat by “only half of Latvian society”, while almost three-quarters of respondents want the Latvian government to maintain good relations with Russia in one way or another, despite the military conflict in Ukraine.
The research was carried out by researchers of the Security and Strategic Research Center of the Latvian National Defense Academy Toms Rostoks, Nora Vanaga, Mārtiņš Hiršs and Ieva Bērziņa. The study was conducted in the context of the hybrid war with the aim to find out what are the possibilities in Latvia to use non-military methods to achieve goals hostile to the state.
The results of the research show convincingly enough that Latvia’s position in a state of war – whether real or “hybrid” – is to a large extent a myth maintained and inflated by the ruling coalition. We can be just as sure: whatever, there will be few traitors (but in the event of a conflict between states, there are always those from both sides). In any case, it would be time to come back, stop quarreling and stop spending huge amounts of taxpayers’ money on fueling a ‘hybrid war’. Of course, unless the ruling politicians have some ambitious goals unknown to the public in this regard: for example, to preserve the current political regime under the guise of a ‘hybrid war’ and to ‘truncate’ democratic institutions as much as possible. But that will not be the case, dear coalition!

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