Russia Today Anchor Abby Martin Condemns Crimea InvasionIBTimes UK

Russia Today (RT) anchor Abby Martin has spoken out against Russia's invasion of Crimea during a live broadcast.

"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 military intervention in sovereign nations' affairs. What Russia did is wrong," Martin said at the end of RT's Breaking the Set.

"I will not sit here and apologise or defend military aggression," she said.

She then takes aim at the media coverage of the crisis unfolding in Ukraine, but not just Russian media.

"Furthermore, the coverage I've seen of Ukraine has been truly disappointing from all sides of the media spectrum, and ripe with disinformation," she continued.

"All we can do now is hope for a peaceful outcome for a terrible situation, and prevent another full-blown cold war between multiple superpowers. Until then, I'll keep telling the truth as I see it," she concluded.

Martin then retweeted several stories linking over 50,000 followers to her Crimea monologue.

Even Carl Bildt, the Swedish foreign minister, tweeted Martin's diatribe to his 270,000 Twitter followers.

Whether or not the Russian broadcaster is angered by Martin's outspoken remarks remains unclear. However, the official RT account retweeted an article by journalist Glenn Greenwald which detailed Martin's comments.

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