The head of Amnesty International in Ukraine, Oksana Pokalchuk, has decided to step down amid the scandal surrounding the Amnesty International report on the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the war with Russia.

About it on facebook informed Head of Amnesty International in Ukraine Oksana Pokalchuk, Ukrinform reports.

“It pains me to admit it, but we disagreed with the leadership of Amnesty International on values. That is why I decided to leave the organization. I believe that any work for the benefit of society should be done taking into account the local context and thinking through the consequences. And most importantly, I am convinced that our research should be done scrupulously and with an opinion about people whose lives often directly depend on the words and actions of international organizations,” Pokalchuk wrote.

Read also: Ukrainian office Amnesty International denies his participation in preparing report on APU

She noted that the Ukrainian office was trying to convey to the leadership of the organization information about the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine.

“Even yesterday I had a naive hope that I could fix everything. That we will hold at least 200 meetings and still explain, get through, convey our opinion. And the text will be deleted, and another one will appear instead. Today I realized that this will not happen, ”Pokalchuk emphasized.

The head of the Ukrainian office recalled that they are carefully documenting violations by the Russian Federation, which will form the basis of numerous legal proceedings and help bring the perpetrators to justice. As an example, she cited a study of the attack on the Drama Theater in Mariupol, which “will become weighty evidence and will help punish those responsible for this terrible, inhuman crime.”

Read also: Ministry of Defense accuses Amnesty in distortion real paintings crimes Russia against Ukraine

According to Pokalchuk, the press release that the organization issued on August 4 was supposed to at least explore the two sides and take into account the position of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. Amnesty International approached the Ministry of Defense for a response, but was given very little time to respond. As a result, the organization created material that sounded like support for Russian narratives. In an effort to protect civilians, this study became a tool of Russian propaganda.

Recall: in a report published on Thursday by the human rights organization Amnesty International The organization says the organization believes that the Ukrainian military, in an attempt to repel a Russian invasion, endangers civilians by establishing bases and deploying weapons in residential areas, including schools and hospitals.