Quoting Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, Ukrainian Channel 24 TV presenter, Fahruddin Sharafmal, called for his countrymen to destroy the Russian nation by killing their children, and urged Ukrainians to “kill at least one Moskal” – a derogatory term for Russian – each.
Eichmann was a senior SS officer who played a key role in setting up the Nazi death camps during WWII. Despite fleeing to Latin America, he was caught and tried in Israel in 1960 and sentenced to death for his war crimes.
In a video that appears to be dated 13 March, “day 17 of Russo-Ukrainian war,” Sharafmal said: “By killing children, they will never grow up and the nation will disappear… and I hope that everyone will contribute and kill at least one Moskal.”
A few days later, Sharafmal apologised for his harsh statements saying he believed his statements were unacceptable – both as journalist and as a person. “Unacceptable”?! It’s outrageous! And an apology is not enough.
It’s a horrifying fact that journalists promoting genocide is not new in Ukraine. In 2014 a Ukrainian journalist openly called for genocide in Dombass on Hromadske TV:
“The Donetsk oblast, there are approximately 4 million inhabitants, at least 1.5 million of which are superfluous … Donbass must be exploited as a resource, which it is. I don’t claim to have a quick solution recipe, but the most important thing that must be done – no matter how cruel it may sound – is that there is a certain category of people that must be exterminated.”
Hromadske TV is, or was at the time, reportedly financed directly by the US and Dutch Embassies.