Russia puts Estonian PM on wanted list for destroying monuments

The name of Kallas appeared on the Russian Ministry of Interior for the "desecration of historical memory."

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Russia puts Estonian PM on wanted list

TALLINN, Estonia, 14 Feb: Russian police have put Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas on its wanted list for destroying Soviet-era monuments.

Reuters reported that the name of Kallas appeared on the Russian Ministry of Interior for the “desecration of historical memory.”

According to the Russian state-owned news agency TASS, the act of destroying monuments is punishable by a five-year prison in Russia.

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In response, Estonia’s Prime Minister Kallas has rejected the latest development as “a familiar scare tactic.”

She said such tactics would not back her off from supporting Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion. “Russia may believe that issuing a fictitious arrest warrant will silence Estonia,” she said.

It’s not the first time Russia has put a foreign leader on a wanted list. Lithuanian Culture Minister Simonas Kairys and Estonian Secretary of State Taimar Peterkop are also on the list, which is accessible to the public, along with scores of officials and politicians from Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.

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