On November 2004, the official script that state-run channel UT-1 was running would declare Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych as the winner of the presidential election. However, the sign language interpreter Nataliya Dmytruk decided to follow her conscience, and deviated from the script by signing this on air:
"I am addressing everybody who is deaf in Ukraine. Our president is Victor Yushchenko. Do not trust the results of the central election committee. They are all lies.... And I am very ashamed to translate such lies to you. Maybe you will see me again."
This brave act inspired her colleagues and the media in the Ukraine to stop reporting fake news reports and have a more balanced approach. The eventual winner of the election was in fact, the man that she had declared on air as the winner, and not the Prime Minister.