Marina Ovsjannikova made headlines all over the world when she protested Russia’s invasion of Ukraine live to tell the tale Russian tv. She was instantly fired from the TV channel and sentenced to a high-quality of round SEK 5,000.
“The purpose of the trial is to frighten all people in Russia who oppose the war,” Ovsjannikova stated throughout Thursday’s courtroom proceedings.
The Russian authorities have banned the media from describing the conflict in Ukraine with phrases equivalent to “war”, “offensive” or “invasion”. Only official info from official sources could also be reported.