Ukraine crisis: News anchor speaks out against Russian aggression during live broadcast on state-funded TV channel
Published 05/03/2014 | 07:32
A journalist working for the state-funded Russia Today news channel spoke out against Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine during a live broadcast – and was promptly ordered to Crimea by the station.
Abby Martin, who works as a news anchor in Washington, told viewers that “Russia was wrong”.
She admitted that she did not “know as much as I should about Ukraine’s history or the cultural dynamics of the region”.
“But what I do know is that military intervention is never the answer,” she said on her Breaking the Set show.
“All we can do now is hope for a peaceful outcome to a terrible situation… until then I’ll keep telling the truth as I see it.”
But Ms Martin, who said she had editorial independence on her programme, told The Daily Telegraph that she was not going to go.