An independent human rights group that monitors political arrests identified the woman as Marina Ovsyannikova. The group, OVD-Info, posted on its website that Ovsyannikova, who identified herself as a station employee, was taken into custody.
Ovsyannikova spoke out against the war in a video on the OVD-Info website.
“What is happening now is a crime,” she said. “Russia is an aggressor country and Vladimir Putin is solely responsible for this aggression.”
She also said: “Unfortunately, I worked at Channel One for the past few years, working on Kremlin propaganda. And now I’m very ashamed.