Marina Ovsyánnikova faces a fine of 460 euros for breaking into the Russian news
With a banner and shouting “no to war”, Marina Ovsyánnikova appeared on the nightly news of Russian public television on March 14 to protest against the Russian military campaign in Ukraine and discredit the Armed Forces. After a week of the viral appearance of her live, the journalist and editor of Russia’s Channel 1 faces a fine of 50,000 rubles (460 euros).
This has been reported by the Moscow Ostankinski court which, according to the official TASS agency, received the accusatory protocol under the Code of Administrative Violations referring to public actions aimed at discrediting the Russian Armed Forces.
The Moscow Court accuses the journalist of discrediting the Armed Forces
After her television appearance, Ovsyannikova was detained by the police. The same Moscow court found her guilty and, after setting her free, sentenced her to pay 30,000 rubles (255 euros). But not because of the banner and the live shouting, but because of the organization of a public event without notification.
Through a video shared on her social networks, the journalist pointed out that she was “very ashamed” to work for Channel 1 because she told lies and called on the population to take to the streets to participate in unauthorized protests against the Russian military offensive in Ukraine. .
Russia’s control over its citizens has been increasing since the offensive against Ukraine began. More than 15,000 people have been detained in Russia. Still, there are still cases of people who risk their integrity to raise their voices and point out the manipulation of the Kremlin. Marina Ovsyannikova’s is one of the most significant.