A Russia Today correspondent has resigned from the broadcaster in protest at its coverage of the flight MH17 disaster.
Sara Firth, who is based in London, said she quit over the "level of disrespect for the facts" and said coverage of the crash had been "the straw that broke the camel’s back".
I resigned from RT today. I have huge respect for many in the team, but I'm for the truth. http://t.co/mZ1g0R7N0D
RT style guide Rule 1: It is ALWAYS *Ukraine's fault (*add name as applicable)
The station has been criticised for apparently suggesting Ukraine was responsible for shooting down the airliner which left 298 people dead, and failing to report on whether pro-Russian separatists were responsible.
"I walked into the newsroom and they were running an eye-witness account of God-knows who the person was blaming the Ukrainian government, and it is such a volatile situation," she told the Press Gazette.
Russia Today later said Firth's resignation was not a surprise, and insisted that it always showed "all sides of the story even if everyone else has already decided which side is to blame."
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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