Russia has added Ukrainian singer Jamala to its wanted list for discrediting Moscow's army.
Why it matters
The addition of Jamala to Russia's wanted list highlights the country's efforts to target cultural figures critical of its invasion of Ukraine.
What the papers say
Politico says that Russia is known for its direct approach when dealing with enemies, while The Independent and AP News report that Jamala is wanted for violating a criminal law that bans spreading fake information about the Russian military. The New York Times adds that Jamala has been accused of spreading false information about the Russian Army's activities. The sources provide consistent information about Jamala's inclusion on Russia's wanted list.
How we got here
Jamala, a Ukrainian of Crimean Tatar origin, won the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with the song '1944,' which is about the deportation and ethnic cleansing of Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, and Jamala has been a vocal critic of Russia's occupation of the peninsula and invasion of Ukraine.
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