KaPo’s (Estonian Security Police) annual report has consistently, from year to year, focused on those aspects of its activities of which the Estonian public should be informed. Presenting the review is a tricky challenge. On the one hand, releasing such a report speaks to the necessity of openness and transparency in a democratic society. On the other hand the nature of covert services’ work demands the protection of sources, tradecraft, plans of actions etc .
KaPo has being tasked with national security, counterintelligence and large-scale cases of corruption. In releasing some of its operations to the public, it must maintain a delicate balance demanding integrity as well as astuteness.
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine simplified the choice of colour design for the report’s covers – blue/yellow. In addition the report gives special attention to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with ties to Russia.
(Pikemalt EE 2. mai paberlehes)
Russia’s actions in Ukraine give KaPo report a special immediacy