The Kremlin claims that Kaja Kallas has committed “hostile actions” against Russia.
Finnish citizens are also on the list of people wanted by Russia, says the Russian independent but opposition-minded Mediazona online magazine.
It published an article today about the Russian Interior Ministry’s database containing information on people wanted by Russia. According to the material published by the newspaper, there are also Finnish citizens in the database who, according to the database, have fought as volunteers in Ukraine.
It is not clear from the story what will follow from the wanted notices.
– We have found more than 700 foreigners on the list who hardly ever come to Russia, but who are here under investigation for clearly political reasons, writes Mediazona.
Many Baltic decision-makers on the list
The list also includes Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, who is suspected of “unspecified crimes”. According to Postimees magazine, the Estonian state secretary is also on the list Taimar Peterkop and the Minister of Culture of Lithuania Simonas Kairys.
In a statement forwarded to the news agency AFP, Kairys says that Russia is trying to suppress freedom and the version it has created contradicts the facts.
The list also includes many current and former members of the Latvian Parliament and Lithuanian politicians. So far, Estonia has not commented on the published information.
On Tuesday, the Russian administration appeared to confirm the newspaper’s information about the existence of the wanted list. Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov commented to the news agency AFP that Kallas and other Baltic decision-makers are on the list because they have taken “hostile actions” towards Russia.
– These people have committed hostile actions against our historical memory and our country, Peskov said.
According to the Mediazona newspaper, the list of wanted persons is mainly Russian or citizens of the former Soviet republics. Many of them are somehow linked to the war in Ukraine.
The wanted list includes, for example, personnel of the Ukrainian army.