Lithuania says Kremlin inflaming information war

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2015/02/23 • News

The Lithuanian State Security Department is warning Lithuanians about “increasingly obvious” efforts by Russia to inflame the information war and to spread Russian propaganda in mass media and the social networks of Lithuania, reports Delfi news agency, February 23,  as cited by  Espreso TV.

“Recently increasingly obvious efforts by Russia to inflame the information war and to spread Russian propaganda to the mass media, electronic media, and social networks in Lithuania have been observed,” the State Security Department announced in a statement posted on the agency’s website.

According to the agency, Russia is looking for ways to invest in Lithuanian media companies under the cover of companies registered in other countries or else to support them financially in order to influence the content that is published or broadcast.

Representatives of foreign countries, not necessarily Russia, may approach media companies in Lithuania in order to propose cooperation in the spreading of information favorable to Russia, in the preparation of information campaigns, or in the direct publication of commissioned articles, the agency says. It also reports that attempts are being made to prepare an informational groundwork that is hostile to Lithuania in the country’s regional media companies.

The Lithuanian State Security Department is calling on the journalistic community to resist possible Russian provocations and to inform the agency of any intentional or suspicious activities to spread propaganda, to use financial influence, or to influence the content of media information.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Espreso TV

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  • Roger Mikael Klang

    That means they are preparing for war against Sweden, but first they need Ground connection between Russia and Kaliningrad to be able to Use maskirovka against us so that we dont get any warning first. Our secret service have allready established Russias preparations for war against us. Lithuania have the least Russians in their country of all the Baltic states. That is how I know.

  • http://heiwaco.tripod.com/ Anders Björkman

    Lithuania must be prepared to prevent Russia attacking Sweden but don’t worry. It will never happen. Russia/Putin is busy just defending Russia. I wish him well.

  • Charles J. Kollman

    The Russian Army showed what it was about and how good it is when they went into Georgia. The Russian Military looks great every May 8Th. when they put on the propaganda show with the parade in Red Square. The coning event will not be a parade and T-64 Tanks are history. The US, has how many Aircraft Carriers i believe 11 Russia 1. The American Navy will take over and close the Black Sea. His sub’s will be fucked. It’s time now for people to write to Washington telling them to arm and train The Ukraine and Baltic States now.