Oct 23 (Reuters) - Ukraine branded the Russian state-controlled RT media outlet as an inciter of genocide on Sunday after a presenter said Ukrainian children who saw Russians as occupiers under the Soviet Union should have been drowned.
In a show broadcast last week, RT presenter Anton Krasovsky said children who criticised Russia should have been "thrown straight into a river with a strong current".
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"They should have been drowned in the Tysyna (river)," Krasovsky said in response.
In a short segment of the interview which was shared on social media, Krasovsky also laughed at reports that Russian soldiers had raped elderly Ukrainian women during the invasion.
"Aggressive genocide incitement (we will put this person on trial for it), which has nothing to do with freedom of speech.
Russian state television, heavily controlled by the Kremlin, has been a vocal cheerleader of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. »