UN Human Rights Office condemns Ukrainian host's call to kill Russian children
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemns a Ukrainian TV host's call to commit genocide against Russians.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned statements made by a Ukrainian TV host calling for genocide against Russians.
Ukrainian TV show host Fakhrudin Sharafmal quoted Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann and urged people to commit genocide against Russian children on Ukraine's Channel 24. He apologized for his statements the next day.
Sharafmal stated that despite the fact that the Geneva Convention prohibits Ukrainian forces from killing children, "When I get the chance to take out the Russians, I will absolutely do it."
"Since I am labeled as a Nazi, i believe in Adolf Eichmann's doctrine, and I will do everything in my power to ensure that you and your children will never live on this planet," Sharafmal shamelessly stated.
"As we have repeatedly stressed, we strongly condemn any statements or actions that advocate, incite, promote or justify hatred, violence, and discrimination against people on the basis of their nationality, race, ethnicity or other identity factor," OHCHR spokesperson Elizabeth Throssell told Sputnik.
Sharafmal's statements were also condemned by the Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Both NATO and the United States have mounted a massive propaganda campaign to make Russia the enemy in the eyes of the West, American activist Phil Wilayto told Sputnik on March 1.
"I think the US and NATO have carefully carried out a massive propaganda campaign against Russia that has led most people in the West to unthinkingly accept the narrative that Russia is an enemy country run by a brutal dictator with expansionist ambitions," Wilayto, a co-founder of the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality and coordinator of the Odessa Solidarity Campaign, said.
Wilayto holds the US and NATO responsible for the situation in Ukraine.
"Since the right-wing coup of 2014, the US has provided Ukraine with more than $2.5 billion in military aid. NATO and the US regularly conduct large-scale military operations with the Ukrainian military on Ukrainian soil and airspace and in the Black Sea," he said.
The activist wondered what would happen if Russia was arming, training, and mobilizing military forces near the United States. "There is no doubt what the reaction would be," he answered.