MOSCOW, August 8 (RAPSI) — Former Russian TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova was fined 40,000 rubles (about $650 at the current exchange rate) after being found guilty of discrediting the country's armed forces in social media post, the press service of the Moscow Cheremushkinsky District Court told RAPSI.
The administrative case against Ovsyannikova was opened after she had posted yet another negative message about the Russian military. The defendant pleaded not guilty and said she would appeal the decision.
This July, Ovsyannikova was fined 50,000 rubles (about $830) for a similar offense.
In March, the Moscow Ostankinsky District Court found Ovsyannikova guilty of committing an administrative offense, that is a violation of the established procedure for organizing or holding a meeting, rally, demonstration, procession or picketing, and imposed an administrative fine on the ex-editor in the amount of 30,000 rubles ($500).
The fine was imposed after Ovsyannikova had demonstrated a poster against the special operation in Ukraine in the course of a live broadcast of the Vremya program on Channel One.