RT broadcast director Anton Krasovsky was shown on the channel just a week after he was suspended for calling for “drowning and burning” Ukrainian children who oppose Russia.
The editor-in-chief of the RT channel, Margarita Simonyan, stopped working with Krasovsky after these statements, which she described as “wild and disgusting.”
As the SOTA publication drew attention, Krasovsky appeared on the air of the Sport. Russia: XXI century” on the RT documentary film channel.
The incident with Krasovsky happened in October on RT during an interview with writer Sergei Lukyanenko.
The latter recalled that he spent his childhood in the Uzhgorod region in western Ukraine, where local children accused the Russians of occupying territories.
Hearing this, Krasovsky suggested “drown and burn” Ukrainian minors who speak out against Russia.
Lukyanenko did not support his thoughts, called them extremist and suggested using rods instead.
Shortly after the loud statement, Lukyanenko suggested that the call by journalist Anton Krasovsky to drown and burn Ukrainian children who blasphemed Russia was a “journalistic device.”
The science fiction writer called such statements unacceptable, they, in his opinion, “should remain on the conscience” of the presenter.
Later, the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin instructed to check the words of Krasovsky.
Krasovsky, in turn, apologized for the provocative appeal. The journalist of the state publication explained his words by the fact that he was “carried away”.