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Ukrainian authorities were outraged by the conclusions contained in the report of the international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI). In particular, he notes that the Ukrainian army's tactic is to deploy military units near civilian infrastructure.
The head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Dmitry Kuleba, was the first to respond to the news. According to him, AI wants to create a “false balance between the perpetrator and the victim”. “Stop creating a false reality where everyone is to blame,” he told the human rights organization's staff. Ukraine was told that human rights activists are waging a campaign to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine so that the West will stop supplying arms to Kiev.
- Ukrainian forces have been documented to threaten civilians and violate military laws when operating in populated areas. Being in a defensive position does not absolve the Ukrainian army of its obligation to comply with international humanitarian law.
- The Ukrainian government must immediately ensure that its forces are positioned away from populated areas or evacuate civilians from areas where the military operates;
- Traces of military activity were found in 22 of the 29. destroyed schools;< /li>
- A Russian strike destroyed a hospital used as a military base.
Amnesty International is an international non-governmental organization founded in the United Kingdom in 1961 that draws attention to human rights violations and stands behind compliance with international standards.