Marina Ovsyannikova, the woman who protested Russian disinformation and the Ukraine war on Russian state television, has been arrested. according to reports.
Marina Ovsyannikova, a Channel One editor, stormed the set of the nightly news broadcast on Monday evening, yelling, “Stop the war. No to war.”
She also held a sign saying: “Don’t believe the propaganda. They’re lying to you here.” It was signed in English: “Russians against the war”.
The news anchor continued to read from her teleprompter, speaking louder in an attempt to drown out Ovsyannikova, but her protest was visible and audible for several seconds before the channel switched to a recording segment.
Marina Ovsyannikova issued a statement prior to her on-air protest and arrest tonight.
“Unfortunately, for last several years, I worked on Channel One and worked on Kremlin propaganda, I am very ashamed of this right now. Ashamed that I was allowed to tell lies from the television screen, that I allowed Russian people to be zombified” She said.
“We stayed quiet when this was just getting started in 2014. We did not go out to protest when the Kremlin poisoned [opposition leader Alexander] Navalny,”
She continued: “We continued to quietly watch this inhumane regime. Now the whole world has turned away from us. 10 generations of our descendants won’t be able to wash away the shame of this fratricidal war.”
According to a report, Marina Ovsyannikova has been arrested.