The acts of a news editor who interrupted a live news broadcast on Russia’s state television Channel One last night to protest Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine amount to “hooliganism”, according to a Kremlin official.
Marina Ovsyannikova, a channel editor, stood behind the presenter with an anti-war banner that read: “No war, halt the war, don’t believe the propaganda, they are lying to you here”.
“As for this young woman, this is hooliganism”, Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov was cited as saying by Russian news agency Interfax.
“The TV station and people in charge are investigating. This is not on our to-do list”.