Russia Ukraine news: Russian journalist protesting on-air war arrested, report says

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Image Source: AP Russian journalist detained for protesting on-air war


  • Marina Ovsyannikova’s lawyer confirmed that she was detained
  • Ovsyannikova said that she was taken to the police station of the capital’s Krasnoselsky district
  • Later, she said that she was accused of defaming the actions of the Russian military.

Russia Ukraine News: According to media reports, a Russian journalist who interrupted a live TV broadcast in March to condemn military action in Ukraine has been arrested near her home in Moscow. Her lawyer said on Sunday that Russian police had detained Marina Ovsyannikova.

Radio Free Europe reported that Ovsyannikova published a post on Instagram saying she was taken to the police station in the capital’s Krasnoselsky district.

Later, she wrote that she was accused of discrediting the actions of Russia’s military, as she gave an interview near Moscow’s Basmani Court in support of opposition politician Ilya Yashin, who was allegedly accused of spreading false information. The charges are being kept under the pretense. Russian military according to media outlets.

However, no official statement has come yet.

In March, Ovsyannikova walked on the set of a live Russian state television broadcast to protest Moscow’s military operations in Ukraine.

During the “Vermya” news program on Russia’s main TV channel, Ovsyannikova, an employee of Channel One, arrived in front of the camera with a poster saying, “Stop the war, don’t believe the propaganda.”

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On 24 February, Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine after the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics requested help to defend themselves.

A massive humanitarian situation arose as a result of the military operation in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, on Sunday Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky fired the head of the country’s domestic intelligence and security agency and its prosecutor general.

Zelensky said in a video address published on Telegram that he had met the security chief, Ivan Bakanov, a childhood friend who had led his presidential campaign, and Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova, a close aide who had visited his foreign countries during his presidency. affairs advisor, was dismissed. Losing confidence in their abilities to run their offices.

Zelensky also said he had fired top officials because there were several cases of members of his agencies collaborating with Russia, according to Al Jazeera.

(with inputs from ANI)

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