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Pro-Moscow figures welcome controversial amnesty report on Kyiv war tactics

Russia has responded with praise and defense to Amnesty International’s controversial report accusing Ukrainian forces of endangering civilians during the invasion of Moscow.

The UK-based rights group has drawn swift outrage from Ukrainian and Western observers. report On Thursday, Kyiv claimed it was violating the laws of war by setting up military bases in densely populated areas and conducting strikes from there. It says it was published regardless.

Russia, which has launched numerous attacks on civilian areas that have killed and wounded thousands of Ukrainians, was delighted with the report and Moscow’s unsubstantiated claim that the attacks were in fact carried out by Kyiv forces. said to prove

“It’s getting harder and harder to hide the truth. Kyiv’s criminal regime shows no sympathy for its people,” said the Russian embassy in Washington. Said Long Telegram post about the Amnesty report on Friday.

On pro-Kremlin state television, while presenter Evgeny Popov denounced Amnesty International, Admit “Even they” are beginning to recognize the crimes allegedly committed by Kyiv.

“Western analysts are beginning to suspect that Ukrainian hospitals and schools are not being used for their intended purpose,” Popov said on Channel One’s primetime program.

Since invading pro-Western Ukraine in late February, Russian forces have sought to occupy vast territories in the eastern and southern parts of the country.

More than 5,000 civilians have been killed and millions more displaced, according to the latest figures from the United Nations Office for Human Rights.

Amnesty International’s report Thursday follows a wave of investigations by Amnesty International. Conclusion Russian military charges of war crimes in Ukraine, including bombing a theater full of refugees in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol in March.

The latest report also notes that the Kyiv breach “in no way justifies” Russian attacks that have killed and injured civilians in cities such as Vinnitsa and Kremenchuk.

Despite these allegations, pro-Moscow figures continue to accuse Kyiv of being behind civilian casualties, an accusation bolstered by Thursday’s report.

“According to Amnesty International, the Ukrainian military is doing what we have been talking about for a long time,” said popular Russian military blogger Rybal. I have written on telegram.

Amnesty International has come under heavy criticism from Kyiv over the report, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accusing Amnesty of blaming victims and creating conditions to justify Russian aggression.

“There are no conditions, if any, that would justify a Russian attack on Ukraine,” Zelensky said late Thursday.

Amnesty International chief Calamard responded to the criticism, arguing that the report was true to Amnesty’s impartiality.

“Ukrainian and Russian social media mobs and trolls: they are going all out today to attack. amnesty investigation. This is called war propaganda, disinformation and misinformation.this [won’t] dent our fairness, [won’t] change the facts,’ she said murmured.

However, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba continued to criticize.

“This does not stop me from saying that the report distorts reality, draws a false moral equivalence between perpetrators and victims, and helps Russia tackle disinformation. No. This is false ‘neutrality’, not honesty,” he said. murmured Respond to calamado.



https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/08/05/pro-moscow-figures-hail-controversial-amnesty-report-on-kyiv-war-tactics-a78520 Pro-Moscow figures welcome controversial amnesty report on Kyiv war tactics

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