RTÉ Prime Time viewers praise reporters for Ukraine coverage 11 months ago

RTÉ Prime Time viewers praise reporters for Ukraine coverage

The episode featured reporters on the Ukrainian border.

RTÉ Prime Time viewers have praised Thursday night's show for its brilliant coverage of the war in Ukraine.

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The episode featured a number of reporters situated at different locations across the Ukrainian border, including Paul Cunningham and Fran McNulty.

Fran spoke to some of the civilians near the border in Hungary, who were attempting to re-enter Ukraine to get back to their loved ones and children, after being away when Russia invaded.

The programme also looked at how things are being reported in the Russian media, with journalists Mark Coughlan and John Cunningham exploring coverage in St Petersburg and Moscow.

Host Miriam O'Callaghan also spoke to Jake Cordell from The Moscow Times.

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Meanwhile, Prime Time reporter Louise Byrne chatted to researcher Maria Avdeeva in Ukraine via Zoom. During the interview, viewers witnessed Maria's entire building shake after a nearby explosion interrupted the interview.

A loud bang was heard mid-sentence and both Maria and Louise jumped.

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Viewers took to social media to praise the show for its reporting.

"An excellent and much needed report on how Putin's Russian media are using disinformation and propaganda to completely con their citizens," on person said on Twitter.

"Absolutely outstanding reporting. Sensitively handled. Well done," another wrote.

"Outstanding @RTE_PrimeTime tonight. Serious team effort," a third added.

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"Excellent coverage of Russian TV's misinformation to its own people about Ukraine," said a fourth.

It comes as a fire broke out at Europe's largest nuclear plant - the Zaporizhzhia plant - in Ukraine on Thursday night. It has since been extinguished.

The blaze occurred after Russian forces fired at a training building outside of the main complex yesterday.

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy said that the Russian troops committed a "terror attack" by causing the fire and that it put millions of lives at risk