Russia has put Jamala, the Ukrainian winner of the Eurovision Song Contest ESC 2016, on the wanted list. This was reported by Russian state news agencies on Monday. The criminal accusation against the singer of Crimean Tatar origin was not mentioned by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow. Jamala (40), whose real name is Sussana Jamaladinova, has repeatedly publicly denounced the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.

She also stands up for the Crimean Tatars, who are reportedly oppressed on the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula. Jamala's ESC winning song in Stockholm 2016 entitled "1944" commemorated the expulsion of the Crimean Tatars from their homeland ordered by Moscow at the time.