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Amnesty International fully ‘stands by’ report on Ukraine

Amnesty International Ukraine report news

The report on Ukraine’s violations of humanitarian law was based on an “extensive investigation,” the NGO maintains.

Amnesty International said on Friday that it stands by a report in which it accused Kiev of endangering civilians by placing its military assets in schools and residential areas. The investigation drew the ire of the Ukrainian government and President Vladimir Zelensky.

The NGO “fully stands by our research,” its Secretary General Agnes Callamard told the news agency AFP in an emailed statement. She also took to Twitter to state that her organization stands “by all victims. Impartially” and lashed out at those she called “social media mobs and trolls” that are “attacking” Amnesty’s investigations.

‘This is called war propaganda, disinformation, misinformation. This won’t dent our impartiality and won’t change the facts.’

Earlier, Zelensky accused the NGO of shifting “the responsibility from the aggressor to the victim,” referring to Russia and Ukraine, respectively. The president stated that any report equating the actions of “the victim and the aggressor” in “some way” cannot “be tolerated.”

The report, which was released on Thursday, accused Kiev of “a clear violation of international humanitarian law” as it documented that Ukraine was placing its military close to civilian infrastructure, thus putting civilian lives at risk. In particular, the NGO said it found evidence of current or prior military activity in 22 out of the 29 schools it visited in Ukraine between April and July.

It said that Ukraine’s unlawful military use of civilian objects did not “in any way justify indiscriminate Russian attacks,” though. According to the NGO, Ukrainian troops had not been present in some residential areas which it assessed had been targeted in Russian strikes.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that the NGO’s goal was to create “a false balance between the criminal and his victim.” Moscow responded to the report by saying it had repeatedly stated that the Ukrainian troops use civilians as “human shields” and Amnesty’s findings only confirm that.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian president Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked.

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  1. Will agent Jabcinda apologise to kiwis for supporting a neonazi regime by sending money and still training them in UK? The other agent Laxon was also pushing for this along with hypocrite Greens. More lies are needed to defend the first lie. So I will expect Jabcinda & Laxon to do further push in antogonising amd provoking China in the name of “democracy and freedom”, which is not in force in this NZ colony of the deep state.

  2. Good to see Amnesty UK sticking to its core business and pointing the finger where it should be pointed. All power to them to stay the course on this issue and not be swayed by woke brigade and the misinformed. But one thing is certain. They will come under attack like never before. It seems the truth is fast approaching its demise, but as long as it lingers, let’s keep it lit with the flame of righteousness lighting the dark corners of the world.

    Hopefully, some will now begin to see the truth of Ukraine and its leadership. Some will begin to see complicit Western support for what is now a humanitarian disaster of their own making. The lies have got to stop. Well done Amnesty for shining a light that we might now begin to see the darkness growing in the minds of men who would tell us black is actually white…

  3. Good on Amnesty International.
    Now, if they can work to free the J-6 detainees who are INDEFINITELY DETAINED UNDER OBAMA’S ILLEGAL NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA) which is wholly UN-Constitutional, and investigate the persecution of Trump voters and supporters, as well as Talmudic Noahide Law enforcement via illegal legislation in the U.S., then maybe we’ll see the political cockroaches scatter to other hidey-holes!


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