Russia Today was accused of inciting genocide after that one presenter said children who criticized the Kremlin should have drowned. The Russian state broadcaster last week suspended anchorman Anton Krasovsky within hours of his comments, saying no one at Russia Today shares his views.
Meanwhile on Russia’s state-funded RT, director of broadcasting Anton Krasovsky suggests drowning or burning Ukrainian children, makes hideous comments about the rapes by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, says Ukraine should not exist and Ukrainians who resist Russia should be shot. pic.twitter.com/BGIaBNok4v
– Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) October 23, 2022
Broadcaster editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said Krasovsky’s “wild and disgusting” remarks – a pro-war conductor who was sanctioned by the European Union – were the result of “momentary madness”.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called the TV presenter’s words “aggressive incitement to genocide”. “For this – he added – we will put this person on trial, who has nothing to do with freedom of speech”.