Political scientist: Baltic states wage psychological warfare against Russia

24.08.2022, Moscow.

The action to dismantle monuments in Estonia and Latvia is psychological warfare against Russia, expert of the International Institute of Humanitarian and Political Studies Vladimir Bruter said, RIA Novosti reported on August 23.

Bruter said, “Dismantling monuments is a psychological war, which, began in 1991, when the Russian population of Estonia and Latvia was deprived of citizenship. It [the government of the Baltic states] is seeking to show that Russians cannot defend themselves, their interests and their values, so there is no point in orienting toward Russians in this Western world”.

Besides, according to the expert, the Baltic States intentionally provoke Russia in this way to force it to give “the strongest possible response.”

On August 23, Latvian authorities started dismantling the monument to the Liberators of Riga. Earlier near the city of Narva, the authorities dismantled the monument to the T-34 tank and six more monuments from its pedestal despite protests from the local residents.

Vilnius also decided to demolish a memorial to Soviet soldiers at the Antakalnis Cemetery, where the country’s largest grave of liberators of Lithuania from the Nazis is located.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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