Amnesty International has expressed regret over the distress caused by the report that the presence of Ukrainian soldiers in residential areas puts civilians at risk.
In a report titled “Ukraine’s war tactics put civilians at risk,” released Thursday by Amnesty International, “We documented that Ukrainian forces operate in densely populated civilian areas, putting civilians at risk and violating the laws of war.” expressions were used.
The report said that as a result of research conducted in 19 towns and villages, there was evidence that Ukrainian forces were holding troops near civilian settlements.
Amnesty’s report garnered great reactions from many quarters, especially the Ukrainian authorities, and the report had raised concerns that it would serve as a basis and a propaganda tool for Russia’s attacks against civilian targets, which have increased recently.
‘We stand behind our findings but regret the inconvenience caused’
“Amnesty International deeply regrets the distress and anger caused by our press release on the war tactics of the Ukrainian army,” Amnesty International said in a statement on Sunday. used the phrases.
Stating that its priority is to ensure the protection of civilians, Amnesty International said: “This was really our sole purpose in publishing our latest research. While we fully stand behind our findings, we regret the distress we have caused.” made a statement.
After the report, Ukrainian President Zelenskiy accused Amnesty of trying to divert responsibility for Russia’s aggression.
Oksana Pokalchuk, Head of Amnesty International’s Ukraine office, resigned, saying the report was a “gift” for Moscow propaganda.
Russia’s Permanent Mission in Geneva to the United Nations reported, “When a civilian building is used for military purposes, it becomes a legitimate target for an attack. Ukraine continues to do this, but now even Amnesty can’t handle it. When they show you a photo of a destroyed school or hospital.” always ‘Who was inside?’ ask.” He made a post in which he used his expressions.