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Ukraines Foreign Minister calls for ban on RT TV channel after presenter says Ukrainian children must be killed

Sunday, 23 October 2022, 17:09
Ukraines Foreign Minister calls for ban on RT TV channel after presenter says Ukrainian children must be killed

KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO – SUNDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2022, 17:09

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, has called on world countries to ban Russia Today (RT), a Russian propaganda TV channel, after one of its presenters said that Ukrainian children must be drowned in rivers and burned.

Source: Dmytro Kuleba on Twitter

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Details: Kuleba shared a video clip from an RT broadcast during which Anton Krasnovky, an RT presenter and director of broadcasting of RT’s Russian-language version, proposes that Ukrainian children who believe that Ukrainian territories are under Russian occupation be drowned. He said so in a conversation with the Russian writer Sergey Lukyanenko.

Lukyanenko said that he visited Ukraine as a child in 1980 and that Russian-speaking Ukrainian children told him that Ukraine has been occupied by moskali [a derogatory term for Russians used in Ukraine - ed.].

"Those [kids] should have been drowned in Tysyna, where the duck is drifting [an allusion to a Ukrainian folk song, Plyve kacha po Tysyni, or A duck drifting along Tysyna - ed.]. Those kids have to be drowned, drowned…As soon as they say that moskali occupied [Ukraine], throw them in the river where the currents are strong," the presenter proposed.

Lukyanenko responded that "birch rods have traditionally been used" for this purpose.

Krasovsky, in his turn, said that children should be stuffed in huts in the Carpathians and set on fire.

He then added that Ukraine "should not exist at all".

Lukyanenko disagreed, saying that Ukraine should continue existing because "a large number of people will remain [on the territory of Ukraine] with whom I would not like to live in one country".

"Well, we’ll just shoot them," Krasovksy replied.

During the conversation the RT presenter said that Ukrainian women "would spend all their money to pay for Russian soldiers to rape them".

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that governments that still have not banned RT "must watch this excerpt".

Quote from Kuleba: "This is what you side with if you allow RT to operate in your countries. Aggressive genocide incitement (we will put this person on trial for it), which has nothing to do with freedom of speech. Ban RT worldwide!"

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