World After the resignation of the Ukraine boss: Amnesty regrets "pain and anger"

10:30  08 august  2022
10:30  08 august  2022 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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after a vehement criticism of an Amnesty report on Ukrainian war tactics regret the organization. However, you stick to the results.

Oxana Pokaltschuk war nach dem umstrittenen Bericht ihrer Dachorganisation zurückgetreten. © Photo: Imago/Italy Photo Press Oxana Pokaltschuk had resigned after the controversial report of her umbrella organization.

The human rights organization Amnesty International has defended its controversial report on the warfare of the Ukrainian army and at the same time declared its regret about its effects. "Amnesty International deeply regrets the pain and anger that our press release on the Ukrainian military's combat tactics triggered," says the organization on Sunday in a statement on Sunday. Amnesty adheres to the most important findings of the report.

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In the report published on Thursday, Amnesty had accused the Ukrainian army of entrenising themselves in residential areas and thus unnecessarily in danger. The head of the Ukrainian branch of Amnesty, Oxana Pokaltschuk, stepped down because of the report.

Video: Selenskyj attacks Amnesty according to a critical report (AFP)

"With the aim of protecting civilians, this study has instead become a tool of Russian propaganda," she accused her colleague. Kyiv criticized that the non-governmental organization had carried out a perpetrator-victim traffic through the focus on misconduct by the army of the attacked country.

Officials Blast Amnesty International Report Accusing Ukraine of Endangering Civilians

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The Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Selenskyj personally criticized the report. Amnesty try to shift the responsibility from the Russian attackers to their victims .

"Although we are full of our findings, we regret the pain and want to make a few crucial points clear," said Amnesty International. The organization found Ukrainian violations of war law at 19 different locations.

This does not justify the Russian war crimes. "Russia is solely responsible for the attacks that have committed to Ukrainian civilians," it said. Amnesty has discussed these crimes several times in recent months.

in Russia's state media, who hardly reported alleged crimes by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, the Amnesty report on the violations of the Ukrainian army had been dealt with in detail. (dpa)

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