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Russia removes Belarus opposition politician Tsikhanouskaya from wanted list - RIA

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Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya attends a meeting with German Federal Government's Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Gruetters (not pictured) during 'Berlinale Summer Special' film festival in Berlin, Germany June 11, 2021. Christoph Soeder/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW, June 15 (Reuters) - Russian police have removed Belarusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya from their wanted list at the initative of the Belarusian authorities, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Tsikhanouskaya fled into exile last year after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko launched a crackdown on protesters who accused him of rigging his 2020 re-election, a vote Tsikhanouskaya's supporters say she won.

Russia and Belarus are close allies.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans

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