- Sep 6, 2001
She said the report had become “a tool of Russian propaganda."
Catch up quick: The report said Ukrainian forces exposed civilians to Russian attacks by basing themselves in residential areas, schools and hospitals.
- The report alleged the tactics were a violation of international humanitarian law, which requires all combatants to "avoid locating, to the maximum extent feasible, military objectives within or near densely-populated areas."
- “We have documented a pattern of Ukrainian forces putting civilians at risk and violating the laws of war when they operate in populated areas," Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said in the report.
- "Most residential areas where soldiers located themselves were miles away from front lines and viable alternatives were available that would not have endangered civilians," the report stated.