Amnesty involves the Ukrainian army, "unfair" accusations for Kouleba

Amnesty involves the Ukrainian army, “unfair” accusations for Kouleba

“We have documented a tendency for Ukrainian forces to endanger civilians and violate the laws of war when operating in populated areas,” said Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

“Being in a defensive position does not exempt the Ukrainian army from respecting international humanitarian law,” he added.

Between April and July, Amnesty International researchers investigated Russian strikes in the regions of Kharkiv (east), Donbass and Mykolaiv (south-east), inspected areas affected by the strikes and interviewed survivors, witnesses and relatives of the victims.

Civil buildings used in 19 cities

According to the NGO, these researchers found evidence that Ukrainian forces launched strikes from populated residential areas and established bases in civilian buildings in 19 towns and villages in this regions.

Most of the residential areas where the soldiers are stationed are located miles from the front lines, Amnesty said, pointing out that other options do not endanger civilians – such as military bases or wooded area nearby – possible. The NGO indicated that as far as they know, the soldiers who settled in these residential areas did not ask the civilians to evacuate.

He claimed that Ukrainian forces have built military bases in schools and hospitals. When the NGO criticized these Ukrainian tactics, it insisted that they did not “in any way justify the blind attack of Russia” that hit the civilian population.

Ukraine “furious” after “unfair” accusations

The head of the Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmytro Kouleba, said Thursday that he was “outraged” by the “unjustified” accusations of the NGO Amnesty International, which accused Kyiv of endangering civilians in the context of the war with Moscow. .

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