Ukraine Accuses RT of Inciting Genocide After Presenter Calls to Drown Children

Kyiv’s foreign minister said the Russian broadcaster should be banned “worldwide.”


Ukraine accused the Russian state-controlled broadcaster RT of inciting genocide after a presenter said Ukrainian children who considered the Russians as occupiers under the Soviet Union should have been drowned.

Pro-war commentator Anton Krasovsky was speaking with sci-fi author Sergei Lukyanenko about the writer’s first trip to Ukraine in 1980, when local kids told him their lives would be better if Moscow wasn’t occupying their homeland.

“They should have been drowned in the Tysyna [river],” Krasovsky said. “Just drown those children, drown them.” He added that the children could have been forced into huts and burned.

During the same interview, Krasovsky also laughed about reports of elderly Ukrainian women being raped by Russian troops. “Those grannies would spend their burial savings to get raped by Russian soldiers,” he said.

When Lukyanenko commented that the “Soviet Union was seriously ill,” and that “Ukraine was one of its most affected parts,” Krasovsky said: “That’s because it’s not supposed to exist at all. Should Ukraine remain on the map of the world?”

Lukyanenko answered that it should stay on the map,