“I will always call war a war.” Ovsyannikova said that a new case of “discrediting” the army could have been opened for posts on Facebook

The Cheryomushkinsky court initiated an administrative case against the former editor of Channel One, Marina Ovsyannikova, about "discrediting the army." She told The Insider that she learned about the case when she came to support politician Ilya Yashin at the Basmanny Court building ( Yashin was sent to a pre-trial detention center for two months until September 12 in the case of “fakes about the army motivated by political hatred” ).

According to her, a case could be brought against her for any post on social networks. The case is dated the 4th, when she returned to Moscow.

“There, take any post on Facebook and start any business, because I will always call war a war and they will never wait for me to call it a special military operation. So any of my posts on Facebook and Instagram could serve as a pretext for this administrative article.

Ovsyannikova explained that she did not get into the courthouse, since today only legal entities were accepted. When she talked to reporters, one of them showed her a screenshot from the website of the Cheryomushkinsky Court, and after checking it, she was convinced that this was indeed the case. At the same time, Ovsyannikova does not know for which post or statement the case was opened.

After Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine, Russian pro-Kremlin media outlets began to leave en masse employees who disagreed with military censorship, and some of them decided to take anti-war actions. So, on March 14, Marina Ovsyannikova, an employee of Channel One, burst into the live broadcast of a news broadcast for a few seconds with a poster “Stop the war! Don't believe the propaganda, they lie to you here." Before the action, she recorded a video message in which she condemned the actions of the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine. On March 15, the journalist was fined 30,000 rubles because of a video where Ovsyannikova called for attending anti-war rallies. In April, she became a freelance correspondent for the German Welt, she writes about events in Russia and Ukraine, and also participates in the preparation of news programs on the TV channel of the same name.

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