German paper hires Russian journalist after anti-war stunt

Marina Ovsyannikova barges onto the set of Russia’s flagship Vremya (Time) evening news holding a poster reading ‘No War’ in English. – EPA pic, April 11, 2022.

GERMAN newspaper Die Welt said it has hired Marina Ovsyannikova, the Russian journalist who protested against Moscow’s military action in Ukraine during prime-time news broadcast on state TV.

Ovsyannikova, 43, “is now a freelance correspondent for Die Welt, reporting from Ukraine and Russia, among other places”, said the newspaper in a statement.

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