Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky thanked a journalist who interrupted one of the main news broadcasts on Russian state television with a message against the war and the Russian propaganda.
At 9.30pm on Monday night (Moscow time) Marina Ovsyanikova interrupted a live news broadcast on Russian state television and put up a poster with a clear message: “No war, stop the war, do not believe the propaganda, they are lying. The Russians are against the war here”.
Volodymyr Zelensky, who faced such an act for the truth and against the Kremlin’s campaign, thanked Marina Ovsyanikova, one of the channel’s editors, and others for “trying to spread the truth.”
“I thank all the Russians who never tire of telling the truth, all the Russians who fight against misinformation and tell the truth to their friends and family, and the woman who personally went to the Channel One studio with the anti-war poster.” Said.
Marina Ovsyanikova was arrested. Before interrupting the evening news, which was watched by millions of Russians, the journalist recorded a video in which he described what was happening in Ukraine as a “crime” and ashamed of the Kremlin’s campaign.
According to the BBC, the state media did not report the episode this Tuesday. An independent newspaper not only reports the struggle with the image of the moment, but also covers the words of the poster held by the journalist. It is recalled that since the beginning of the month, Russian law has made it a crime to publish “fake news” about the war in Ukraine with up to 15 years in prison.
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