Hey guys, this is upsetting:

A day after she burst onto a live news broadcast on Russian state television holding a sign denouncing the war in Ukraine, lawyers with human rights groups told The Washington Post they are unable to locate producer Marina Ovsyannikova, more than 12 hours after she was detained.

The Guardian yesterday had a piece up:

Ovsyannikova also released a pre-recorded video via the OVD-Info human rights group in which she expressed her shame at working for Channel One and spreading “Kremlin propaganda.”

“Regrettably, for a number of 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. Ashamed that I allowed the zombification of the Russian people. We were silent in 2014 when this was just beginning. We did not go out to protest when the Kremlin poisoned [opposition leader Alexei] Navalny,” she said.

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“We are just silently watching this anti-human regime. And now the whole world has turned away from us and the next 10 generations won’t be able to clean themselves from the shame of this fratricidal war.”

Wearing a necklace in the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag, Ovsyannikova said in her video statement that her father is Ukrainian and her mother is Russian.

“What is happening in Ukraine is a crime and Russia is the aggressor,” she said. “The responsibility of this aggression lies on the shoulders of only one person: Vladimir Putin.”

I don’t feel good about this.

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5 Responses to Uh-Oh

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Hope this works…

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  2. Stony Pillow says:

    Somebody from Fox, that’s your cue.

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  3. MDavis says:

    I have posted a retweet so her message won’t disappear as she has.
    How do you screen shot a tweet? I should probably do that, as well, for when the original tweet somehow disappears.

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  4. Mike B. says:

    The Guardian today “A Russian court has fined Marina Ovsyannikova 30,000 roubles (£215) for violating protest laws after she broke onto a live news broadcast on Channel One in an extraordinary demonstration against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” She could still be prosecuted for the demonstration (the fine is for her per-recorded message), but the article says this is unlikely.

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    • muttpupdad says:

      At the current market rate for the ruble, she should be able to pay it off at fraction of cents on the dollar.


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