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  3/6/2014, Adar Bet 4, 5774

Anchor on Russian Television Quits Live on Air


Liz Wahl, an American anchor with the Kremlin-funded news channel RT, quit live on air on Wednesday and accused the network of "whitewashing" Moscow's military intervention in Crimea.

Wahl told viewers she was resigning because of its coverage of President Vladimir Putin's actions in the Ukrainian region.

"I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin. I'm proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I'm resigning," she declared.