In particular, in a published article, journalists reported that there were no citizens of the Russian Federation in the pro-Russian militia, noting that for the most part it consists of local residents, some of whom had previously served in the Ukrainian and Soviet armies. This is one of the few reports that presented an "alternative point of view," which caused criticism from representatives of the US State Department.
It is worth noting that Jill Abramson has a reputation as a stubborn and aggressive leader. She often made policy decisions that contradicted the opinion of New York Times CEO Mark Thompson.
“Abramson made voluntaristic decisions without consulting with colleagues and not wanting to build productive relations with me. In the end, I came to the conclusion that she had completely lost the support of her colleagues, ”said publisher of The New York Times Arthur Sulzberger Jr. in an interview on one of the TV channels.