The international human rights organization Amnesty International has apologized for the fact that its report on Russia’s war against Ukraine “caused pain” to the Ukrainian side.
This is stated by Amnesty International in a comment to the agency Reuters.
“Amnesty International deeply regrets the suffering and anger caused by our press release about the tactics of the Ukrainian military. Amnesty International’s priority in this and any other conflict is to ensure the protection of civilians. This was the sole purpose of publishing this study. While we fully stand by our findings, we regret the pain caused.”– reports AI.
Scandalous Amnesty International report is Putin propaganda – The TimesBy its ill-conceived dissemination of narratives of Russian propaganda, the organization has caused itself irreparable reputational losses and must go into oblivion
August 7, 2022, 07:17
In an email to Reuters on Sunday, Amnesty said it had found Ukrainian armed forces near civilian homes in 19 towns and villages.
“This does not mean that Amnesty International holds Ukrainian forces responsible for violations committed by Russian forces, or that the Ukrainian military is not taking adequate precautions in other parts of the country. We must be very clear: none of the actions of the Ukrainian forces documented by us in any way justify violations by Russia.”– the message says.
It will be recalled that on August 4, the human rights organization Amnesty International stated that the Ukrainian forces, repelling the invasion of Russia, “are harming the civilian population by creating bases and using weapons systems in populated areas.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense and OPU criticized this report, saying that the organization is trying to justify Russian terrorism.
The head of the Ukrainian branch of the human rights organization Amnesty International, Oksana Pokalchuk, left her position in connection with the scandalous AI report, saying that the values of the organization now conflict with the values of Pokalchuk herself.
The Times previously reported that the scandalous Amnesty International report was Putin propaganda.