Posts tagged as aggression

Medics face increasing aggression by vaccination opponents

Monday, August 23, 2021

Medical staff are experiencing attacks more and more frequently, especially by opponents of Covid-19 and vaccination, Liene Cipule, head of the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD) told Latvian Radio August 22. As  reported by LSM  , just over a week ago, a NMPD team was attacked while working at the scene. NMPD has turned to the police after the incident. Liene Cipule told Latvian Radio that aggressive comments from the Internet are…

NATO is as good as dead

By Scott Ritter on Thursday, July 22, 2021

WHEN the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was founded some 70 years ago, its first secretary-general, Lord Ismay, famously noted that the purpose of the treaty alliance was ‘to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.’ NATO’s mission was to secure peace in Europe, promote cooperation among its members and guard their freedom by countering the threat posed by the Soviet Union at the time. This latter…

NATO military exercises – show of force

By Antanas Tubelis on Monday, June 28, 2021

Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, NATO has absorbed Eastern Europe and, with the coup of 2014 in Ukraine, enlarged its influence up to Russia’s border. The United States, at the head of the NATO, is continuing to surround Russia. This is the context in which huge NATO military exercises are conducted all the time in Europe. NATO exercises practice the mobilization of the NATO…

Latvia: Aggression on the rise near Covid-19 test points

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Customers’ anger and aggression are increasingly present near Covid-19 testing points, and State Police are even investigating a case of a courier being beaten severely near an establishment,  Latvian Television reported April 13. The incident at one of the mobile Covid-19 test points occurred on Easter Monday. The establishment has asked not to reveal the location. “On April 5, at 20.00, the State Police received information about an aggressive man. The…

Increased aggression towards emergency teams observed recently in Latvia

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

“The Emergency Medical Service (NMPD) and police say that more violence and aggression towards emergency services is being observed during the pandemic, especially lately” – LSM.LV reported. The police said that there was no significant increase in the number of calls, but more aggression is being felt because of rising of psychological pressure. Medics also regularly face displays of anger when trying to help people. They point out that it…

US is yet to achieve democratic ways of doing politics

By Stero Veberts on Thursday, September 17, 2020

There are many opinions on the US politics. This country had been the centre of many many debates. And there’s a reason for that. It’s fair to say that the USA is the greatest country in the world. Seems as its level of life is at the highest, it has the strongest army in the world and the idea of democracy and equality is its political agenda for lifetime. But…

American Exceptionalism

By Larry Romanoff on Thursday, September 10, 2020

“Welcome to America, the Land of Freedom”, read the signs at Washington, DC’s international airport as you line up to have your fingerprints taken and your body cavities searched for mini nuclear devices. I could have titled this article “Setting the Cat among the Pigeons”. In an attempt to forestall the expected avalanche of disagreement, I confirm my awareness of statistics produced by a wide range of individuals and institutions…

Russia’s plan: protect or attack?

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 13, 2019

A special report entitled “Security in the Eastern Baltic” by the Russian Association of Baltic Studies (RABS) was presented on Tuesday. Let’s see what it is about. The main objective of the report is to identify the causes of the problems in the field of regional security of the Baltic Sea Region. The second task is to analyze the buildup of the armed forces of the United States and other…

France to send 300 troops to Lithuania next year

Monday, July 15, 2019

France will next year send around 300 troops to NATO’s multinational battalion stationed in Lithuania, the French ambassador in Vilnius said on Sunday. The Alliance deployed units to the three Baltic countries and Poland in early 2017, in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and its activity in the Baltic Sea region. The battalion in Lithuania is led by Germany. Other countries send their troops for a certain period of…

Poland and Baltic States Reduce Reliance on Russian Energy

Monday, June 24, 2019

Europe’s dependency on Russian energy has long been viewed as a threat to national security, particularly in Eastern European countries like the Baltic states and Poland. Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have all expressed concerns that their dependence on the Russian power grid network increases their exposure to Russian interference in their internal affairs and presents a grave threat to their sovereignty and national security. As Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite…