Ukrainian children who in Soviet times saw Moscow as an occupying power they were “drowned” or “burned”.
Scandal and indignation around the world for disturbing words pronounced on television by Anton Krasovskypresenter of the pro-Kremlin channel Rt (formerly Russia Today).
Kiev’s chief of diplomacy, Dmytro Kuleba, accused RT of “aggressive incitement to genocide” and called for a “worldwide ban” on the Kremlin’s megaphone propaganda channel. “This is what you side with if you allow RT to operate in your countries,” Kuleba thundered, posting an excerpt of the offending interview on social media. “Aggressive incitement to genocide (for this we will put this person on trial), which has nothing to do with free speech.”
Even the Russian government-funded channel, through its director Margarita Simonyan, had to take countermeasures suspending Krasovsky’s contract.
“For now, I’m breaking up our collaboration because neither I nor the rest of the RT team can afford to think that any of us are capable of sharing such a vision of things,” Simonyan wrote on Twitter, calling the. Krasovsky’s comment. The presenter publicly apologized for what he said, but it was not enough.
“I apologize to all those who were shocked by this. I apologize to Margarita, to all those who found these wild, unthinkable comments,” the pro-Kremlin columnist said on Telegram, saying he was “really embarrassed”.
The Russian Investigative Committee has opened an investigation into the case.
(Unioneonline / D)
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