Agence France-PresseMarch 6, 2014 00:51
An American anchor for the Moscow-funded Russia Today television network resigned live on air Wednesday in protest at the deployment of Russia-backed forces in Ukraine.
Liz Wahl said during a broadcast that she could no longer work for the network, which she accused of "whitewashing" moves by Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
"My grandparents came here as refugees during the Hungarian revolution, ironically to escape the Soviet forces," she said.
"Personally, I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin.