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Russian TV channel staff quits on live show after pressure on Ukraine coverage

Russian TV channel staff quits on live show after pressure on Ukraine coverage

Russian television channel, TV Rain (Dozhd), has stopped broadcasting indefinitely after it came under pressure for its coverage on the war in Ukraine.

The TV channel was ordered to shut operations by the authorities given its coverage of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

The staff of the Russian news channel resigned on air, after declaring “no to war” in its last telecast.

The channel ended its final broadcast by showing staff walking off set on March 3.

Russia’s telecommunications regulator accused the channel of “inciting extremism, abusing Russian citizens, causing mass disruption of public calm and safety, and encouraging protests”.

The channel also announced March 3 that it would stop operating indefinitely under intense pressure from the Kremlin, Reuters reported.