World: "Everyone knows that Russia is responsible": Ukrainian Amnesty Office criticizes report by the umbrella organization

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A report by Amnesty International on the Russian attack war is discussed. The Ukrainian office of the NGO also distances itself.

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Amnesty International accuses the Ukrainian army of violations of international law in the fight against Russia. The soldiers "operated repeatedly out of residential areas," says a report published on Friday.

The Ukrainian violations "in no way justify the many indiscriminately blows of the Russian military with civilian victims", which Amnesty has documented in the past few months.

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Despite this restriction, there is massive criticism of the report. And that comes not only from the government in Kyiv, but also from the Ukrainian office of the human rights organization.

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"The Ukrainian office was not involved in the preparation or writing of the text of the publication," writes Oksana Pokalchuk, director of the Ukrainian Amnesty office. Representatives of her office would have done everything to prevent the publication.

"Everyone from Amnesty's Ukrainian office knows that Russia is responsible for the crimes of aggression against Ukraine", the statement continues. A "important part" of the Ukrainian Amnesty team was "personally forced to save themselves and their relatives with Russia before the war and to leave everything back". Some even for the second time, writes Cupalchuk.

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Selenskyj, Amnesty throws perpetrator-sacrifice in front of according to her opinion-and that of her team-the report of Amnesty is internationally "one-sided". Therefore, a publication and translation into the Ukrainian was also dispensed with. "I and the team of the Ukrainian office believe in human rights, we believe in the victory of Ukraine, we believe that all war criminals should be brought to trial."

The Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Selenskyj accused the non -governmental organization to take responsibility for alleged violations of international law to shift the victim from the aggressor to the victim in the

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Also on Twitter, several users reacted indignantly to the report and partly called for the resignation of the general secretary of Amnesty International, Agnes Callamard. This in turn reacted to the criticism on Twitter and wrote: “Ukrainian and Russian social media mobs and trolls: They are all attacking Amnesty today. This is called war propaganda, disinformation, disinformation. "

" Apparently the General Secretary of Amnesty calls me a 'mob' and a 'troll', "replied the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba," but that does not prevent her from saying that her report The reality distorted, produces the false moral equation between the attacker and the victim and increases the disinformation effort in Russia. This is fake 'neutrality', not truthfulness. ”(With dpa)

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