Russian propaganda is considered a key weapon in the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, the Kremlin has used its control of the news media to justify its war as defensive, a necessary response to western efforts to destroy Russia.
On 20 October, in his TV program – The Antonyms – on RT Russia, Kremlin propagandist Anton Krasovskiy called for drowning Ukrainian children and burning them in their homes.
Krasovskiy’s fans and Russians, who regularly watch state-funded Russian TV, were not surprised by his violent calls. In January 2022, Krasovskiy had already threatened to burn Ukrainians on vul. Khreshchatyk along with the Ukrainian Constitution.
After the Vinnytsia missile strikes in July 2022, which killed 23 people, including three children, Krasovskiy firmly stated that “Vinnytsia is not enough”, and voiced his hope for a “final solution. A real, military one”.