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VSD Objectives

The main aim of activities of the State Security Department is to strengthen national security of the Republic of Lithuania by collecting information on risks, dangers and threats, providing it to institutions ensuring national security and eliminating these risks, dangers and threats.  

The objective of intelligence is to forecast and identify risks, dangers and threats arising from abroad and capable of affecting the sovereignty of the State, inviolability and integrity of its territory, constitutional order, interests of the State and its defense and economic power. 

The objectives of counter-intelligence: 

  •    to forecast, identify and eliminate risks, dangers and threats arising within the Republic of Lithuania and capable of affecting public political and economic processes, also capable of impairing the sovereignty of the State, inviolability and integrity of its territory, constitutional order, interests of the State and its defense and economic power;  

  •    to identify the activities of foreign intelligence and security institutions and related persons capable of impairing the sovereignty of the State, inviolability and integrity of its territory, constitutional order, interests of the State and its defense and economic power, and eliminate these risks, dangers and threats; 

  •    to organise and implement the protection of information compromising a state secret or an official secret and control the protection of such information within the Republic of Lithuania and at institutions of the Republic of Lithuania abroad.

 

 
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