Russia: Regime puts Estonian PM on “wanted” list

Source: Mint [India]

“Russia on Tuesday declared Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas a ‘wanted’ person over an undisclosed criminal case, said media reports. The Russian interior ministry’s database of wanted people showed Kallas as ‘wanted under the Criminal Code’ without naming the charges, said the reports. Kallas has led Estonia since 2021. The interior ministry has also put Estonian state secretary Taimar Peterkop and Lithuanian culture minister Simonas Kairys on the wanted list. They were accused of ‘destroying monuments to Soviet soldiers,’ according to Russian news agency TASS citing a source. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Kaja Kallas had been put on a wanted list for hostile actions against Russia and the ‘desecration of historical memory.'” (02/13/24)