According toRussiaMinistry of Internal Database,RussiaPolice have arrested Estonian Prime Minister Karas, State Secretary Peter Kopp and Lithuanian Culture Minister Keris.DesiredList.
Reuters reported that Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas was wanted for “undermining historical sentiments”.
Russia’s state-run TASS news agency reported that Baltic officials were accused of “destroying monuments to Soviet soldiers.”
According to the database, in addition to Karas, Estonian State Secretary Tamer Peterkopf and Lithuanian Culture Minister Simonas Karis are also on the wanted list.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “This is just the beginning…The memory of global liberation from Nazism and fascism has been destroyed, and such crimes must be pursued.”
The Baltic states were formerly part of the Soviet Union and have announced plans to remove Soviet-era monuments. In 2022, Callas announced that 200 to 400 such monuments would be removed.
Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin ordered a criminal investigation into the case.
The three politicians risk arrest simply by crossing the Russian border. Furthermore, Russia’s announcement that they are wanted would have no real impact.
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