Who is Kaja Kallas, the Estonian prime minister wished by Russia whose mom was deported to Siberia | EUROtoday

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Russian police have positioned Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, his state secretary and Lithuania's tradition minister on the wished listing, in line with the Russian Interior Ministry database. It is the primary time {that a} prime minister has been included within the Russian authorities's most wished listing.

The destruction of Soviet monuments

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated Kallas was wished for “desecration of historical memory.” Russian state company TASS stated Baltic officers are accused of “destroying monuments to Soviet soldiers” of World War II erected within the post-war Baltic Republic when it was beneath USSR rule.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated: “This is just the beginning. Crimes against the memory of the world's liberators from Nazism and fascism must be prosecuted,” Zakharova stated.

Kaja Kallas with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Kallas: «An indication that I'm doing the suitable factor»

Kaja Kallas stated that Moscow's choice to place her on the wished listing is proof that it’s “doing the right thing” and added that it’ll proceed to make sure its “strong support for Ukraine” and battle to “strengthen the defense of 'Europe”. Kallas, in a message on X, added that “Russia's tools have not changed”, recalling that his mom and grandmother have been deported to Siberia. “The Kremlin – writes the Estonian Prime Minister – now hopes that this decision will silence me and others, but this will not be the case.”

Baltic nations that have been as soon as a part of the Soviet Union have introduced plans to demolish Soviet-era monuments. In 2022, Kallas stated Estonian authorities would dismantle 200 to 400 such monuments. In response, the top of the Russian Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, ordered a prison investigation into the matter.