Russian Investigative Committee feigns concern over pundit’s calls to kill Ukrainian children

24 October 2022, 06:47 PM
Russian TV presenter Anton Krasovsky (Photo:Screenshot RT)

Russian TV presenter Anton Krasovsky (Photo:Screenshot RT)

After a scandal rose up due to comments made by Russian TV presenter Anton Krasovsky, where he advocated for the murder of Ukrainian children, Russia’s Investigative Committee has begun a probe into his remarks, the agency said on Telegram on Oct. 24.

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, said "one of the (social media) users” asked him to check the scandalous video.

Still, Krasovsky's calls to "drown and burn down" Ukrainian children were called merely "sharp statements" in an investigative report into the incident.

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Krasovsky has made other violent threats before, in particular calling for the genocide of Ukrainians, but these propagandist's hateful views have never disturbed the Kremlin.

This time, it seems that the Russian authorities were forced to address Krasovsky's provocation this time, because of the notoriety his words gained in global media. Krasovsky was also suspending from his job at the Russian propagandist Russia Today channel, forcing even head propagandist Margarita Simonyan to describe his statement as “wild and disgusting” – despite having made similar statements of her own before.

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