According to RIA Novosti, Russia, at the request of Belarus, removed Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovska from the wanted list.
Last year, after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko suppressed anyone who accused him of manipulating the 2020 presidential election, Tikhanovska was threatened and fled.
Tikhanovska then competed with Lukashenko, who claimed to be the winner of the election but was rejected by the opposition. Last week, an opposition politician called for the establishment of an international court to try the regime in Minsk.
Two weeks ago, the President of Belarus forced Ryanair’s commercial flight between the two European capitals of Athens and Vilnius to land in Minsk by force. The Belarusian journalist and Lukashenko critic Roman Protashevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega on the plane have been arrested and are still in detention.
While the EU imposed sanctions on Belarus, Russian President Vladimir Putin received Lukashenko for talks and said that Moscow would provide Belarus with US$500 million in loan support. Putin also emphasized that he continues to support Lukashenko in disputes with the West.