A news reporter for a Russian news organisation has made an extraordinary statement about the rising tensions in Ukraine.
Abby Martin, who works for Russia Today, used the end of her Breaking the Set slot to express her own views about Russia’s actions.
She said: “Just because I work here, for RT, doesn’t mean I don’t have editorial independence and I can’t stress enough how strongly I am against any state intervention in a sovereign nations affairs. What Russia did is wrong.
"I admittedly don’t 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 and I will not sit here and apologise or defend military aggression."
She also says the Ukrainian people are “pawns in the middle of a global power chess game,” adding “They’re the real losers here.”
She concluded by saying: “Until then I’ll keep telling the truth as I see it.” (x)
Thought this was really brave, considering Russia Today is run by the Kremlin
If the government ever starts taxing caffeine like alcohol and cigarettes I will riot