Patrushev said why the West uses the Baltics

The Baltic countries play a crucial role for the West from the point of view of the organization of direct contacts with the forces in Russia that can contribute to the destabilization of the situation in Russia, said Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev.

In an interview with the newspaper "Arguments and facts" Patrushev told about the methods used by the West for "rocking" the socio-political situation in Russia.

According to him, "high activity" is, in particular, Lithuania, on the territory of which regularly passes so-called "Forum of free Russia", where we discuss new forms of civil protest and scripts to increase external pressure on the Russian leadership. And in Latvia training "independent" of Russian journalists by specialists of the Baltic centre for media development, said Patrushev.

Therefore, the "more timely" in the Russian Constitution amended, relating to sovereignty, territorial integrity of the Russian Federation and the inadmissibility of outside interference in its internal Affairs, said the Secretary of the security Council.