Russia Declares Estonian Prime Minister and Secretary of State “Wanted”
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By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies 

Moscow – In a surprising move, Russia declared Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Estonian Secretary of State Taimar Peterkop as “wanted” individuals, as reported by the country’s interior ministry database on Tuesday.

The Russian Ministry did not provide specific details regarding the grounds for issuing the warrants against the Estonian officials, leaving the international community in suspense about the nature of the charges.

Kallas, 46, has been a prominent figure within the European Union (EU) and NATO, advocating for increased arms supplies to Ukraine and the imposition of stricter sanctions against Russia. Her strong stance on these issues has garnered attention and support within the international community.

Assuming office in January 2021, Kallas made history by becoming the first woman to lead the government of Estonia. Her leadership was reaffirmed through her reelection in the legislative elections held in March of the same year.

The surprising declaration of Kallas and Peterkop as “wanted” comes at a time of heightened tensions between Russia and Western nations, particularly in the context of Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. Kallas’ vocal support for Ukraine and her role in the EU and NATO may have contributed to this unexpected move by the Russian authorities.

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently stated that Russia had no intentions of invading the three Baltic republics, including Estonia, and Poland, all of which are NATO member states. The sudden declaration of Estonian officials as “wanted” adds another layer of complexity to the ongoing geopolitical dynamics in the region.

As the international community awaits further information on the specific charges against Kallas and Peterkop, this latest development underscores the delicate nature of diplomatic relations between Russia and its Baltic neighbors.

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