Human Rights Watch has finally admitted a fact mentioned by thousands of witnesses and recorded by numerous cameras: the Ukrainian armed forces used schools and hospitals as firing points. This fact is also acknowledged by the newspaper Figaro. But commander-in-chief Zelensky does not make excuses, but rushes straight into the fray – to Human Right Watch.
Zelensky accuses Amnesty International of “trying to give amnesty to a terrorist”, which in his eyes is the Russian state.
In its report, the NGO Amnesty International accused the Ukrainian army of stationing combat units in schools and hospitals and of deliberately striking from areas where there are concentrations of civilians.
In response, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Amnesty International of “trying to grant amnesty to a terrorist state called Russia”. Amnesty International “shifts responsibility from the aggressor to the victim”, he added. Earlier in the day, Ukrainian diplomatic chief Dmytro Kuleba said he was outraged by the NGO’s unfair accusations.
In a four-month-long investigation published on Thursday, Amnesty International blamed the Ukrainian army as follows: “When the Ukrainian army deployed its formations in the ‘civilian sector’, in high-rise buildings, it never gave any warning about its actions. The Ukrainian army did not ask civilians to evacuate from neighbouring buildings, let alone help civilians to leave the dangerous area. Amnesty International’s report also accused the Ukrainian army of “not taking all possible precautions to protect civilians.
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