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Protests against Russias invasion of Ukraine continue in Russia and other parts of the world. In the midst of this, during the news of the Russian state broadcaster, an employee of the station suddenly came in with a piece of paper with anti-war phrases written on it and started a protest.
Correspondent Kim Seok-jae.
During the news broadcast live on Channel 1, the Russian state broadcaster, suddenly a bang is heard and a woman jumps in.
[Anti-war. Stop the war.]
The embarrassed anchor continued the process with a louder voice, but the protest continued until the screen was replaced with another video.
“Stop the war. Do not believe in political propaganda. They are lying to you.”
Anti-war phrases written in English and Russian on a piece of paper the woman was holding were also broadcast throughout Russia.
The woman who took part in the protest was Maria Ovshanikova, an employee of the broadcaster.
Even in a video she filmed before her protests, Ov Shanikova said her father was Ukrainian and she urged Russia to end the war.
[Obshanikova/Russian state broadcasting channel 1 employee: What is currently happening in Ukraine is a crime. Russia is the aggressor. One person is responsible for this attack: Vladimir Putin.]
She even confessed to being ashamed that over the years she had worked on state television and had been doing political propaganda for the Kremlin.
[Obshanikova/Russian State Broadcasting Channel 1 Staff: Im ashamed to let the TV lie on the TV. Its a shame to fool the Russians.]
Ov Shanikova was arrested by the police shortly after the protest on charges of spreading fake news.
Her foreign press said she could face up to 15 years in prison for her.
Russia is using unprecedented crackdown on anti-war protesters and the media, with 15,000 protesters detained and more than 24 media outlets shut down.