(New York Daily News) A “Russia Today” anchor broke through the Iron Curtain.

Liz Wahl, who was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for the state-owned television station, quit live on-air Wednesday because she does not agree with the network’s backing of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea region.

The self-described “Filipina-Hungarian-American” said she faces several “ethical and moral challenges” as a reporter for the network.

Wahl described herself as the daughter of a veteran who grew up in the United States. Her partner, she said, is a military-base physician “where he sees every day first hand accounts of the ultimate prices people pay for this country.”

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