A state tv worker burst on to Russia’s foremost state tv night information broadcast on Monday to protest towards Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the biggest signal but of simmering discontent on the three-week struggle.
Marina Ovsyannikova, an editor at Channel One, appeared for just a few seconds stay on air holding an indication that stated “Cease the struggle — Don’t imagine propaganda — They’re mendacity to you” and chanting “Cease the struggle! No to struggle!”
Although the channel minimize the feed after just a few seconds, Ovsyannikova’s unprecedented intervention was a unprecedented act of defiance after Russia ramped up already draconian censorship legal guidelines when the struggle started in late February.
Police detained Ovsyannikova below a brand new regulation that criminalises acts comparable to “discrediting the Russian armed forces” and spreading “pretend information” of the battle, stated Pavel Chikov, whose Agora authorized defence basis is representing Ovsyannikova.
Although the strictest punishments carry a possible jail sentence of as much as 15 years, Chikov stated Ovsyannikova was more likely to be fined Rbs30,000 to Rbs60,000.
Channel One informed state newswire Ria Novosti it was investigating the incident.
In a video recorded beforehand and posted by Ovd-Information, a web site that displays arrests at protests, Ovsyannikova blamed Putin, Russia’s president, for the struggle and stated she was ashamed of her position in it as a Channel One worker.
“What’s occurring in Ukraine is a criminal offense, and Russia is the aggressor. The duty for this aggression lies with one man: Vladimir Putin,” Ovsyannikova stated.