Reporter for major Russian propaganda outlet resigns over Putin’s attack on Ukraine

As Russian President Vladimir Putin presses forward with his invasion of Ukraine, more and more of his closest allies are rebuking his unprovoked military operation.

Czech President Milos Zeman and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, both historically strong pro-Russian voices in the European Union, condemned the affront as “an unprovoked act of aggression,” AP reports.

“Hungary’s position is clear: we stand by Ukraine, we stand by Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty,” said Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijijarto, per AP.

There was also a defection from an employee of Russia’s most prominent English-language propaganda outlet, RT (formerly Russia Today).

“In personal news, I have resigned from RT with immediate effect in view of recent events,” Moscow-based British journalist, reporter, and presenter for RT Sport Danny Armstrong tweeted.

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