For the ex-editor of Channel One, Marina Ovsyannikova, a protocol was drawn up on the “discrediting” of the Russian army (part 1 of article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). This was announced by her lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov.
Ovsyannikova was detained on the evening of July 18 at her home in the Moscow region. After that, the journalist was taken to the police department in the Krasnoselsky district. The reason for the protocol was a video posted by pro-Kremlin blogger Ilias Mercouri. On it, Ovsyannikova, standing at the Basmanny District Court of Moscow on the day of the arrest of politician Ilya Yashin, criticizes Vladimir Putin:
“I am not silent, I actively oppose the war. I think this is the worst crime of the 21st century. I am sure that these criminals will sit in the dock at the international tribunal. What they are doing now in Ukraine is madness, this is a frenzied attempt to keep power in their hands.”
On the day of Yashin's trial, Ovsyannikova spoke about another "discredit" case. According to her, it is dated the 4th, when she returned to Moscow. Ovsyannikova believes that he could have been brought in for any of her posts on social networks.
“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.