Official Kyiv is outraged by the report of the international human rights organization (AI) on the tactics of the Ukrainian military to deploy forces near civilian infrastructure. So, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba on Thursday, August 4, said that the organization is trying to create a “false balance between criminal and the victim, “between the attacking and defending country. “Stop creating a fake reality where you all are to blame for something,” he turned to AI. “Take care of reporting the systemic truth about what the Russian Federation is.”

Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, accused international human rights activists of participating in a campaign to discredit the armed forces of Ukraine, organized by the Russian Federation, in order to stop the supply of weapons. “The only thing that poses a threat to the lives of Ukrainians is the Russian army of executioners and rapists that came to Ukraine to commit genocide. Our defenders protect their people and families,” Podolyak wrote on Twitter.

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The office of the international organization Amnesty International previously published statementwhich says that Ukrainian forces are endangering civilians by establishing bases and using weapons systems in residential areas, including schools and hospitals, while resisting the Russian invasion.

“We have documented examples of Ukrainian troops endangering civilians and violating the laws of war when they operate in populated areas,” said Agnes Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

The Ukrainian office of AI stressed on Thursday that “a separate team of the Crisis Response Department of Amnesty International is engaged in fixing the facts and preparing materials.”

AI helps record war crimes in Ukraine

“Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Ukrainian office has been advocating for the investigation and helping to attract forensic investigators from other countries to the investigation. war crimes on the territory of Ukraine“, says Oksana Pokalchuk, director of the Ukrainian office of Amnesty International.

The Ukrainian office of AI recalls that since February 24, investigators have documented dozens of war crimes and proved that they were committed by the Russian military. In particular, the attack on the Mariupol Drama Theatre, the attack on a residential building and a beach resort in Sergeevka, war crimes in the Kyiv region. AI plans to take the documented data to the International Criminal Court, which will promote international justice and bring those responsible to justice.

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