Amnesty International, literally: "Ukraine's tactics violated international humanitarian law by turning civilian targets into military targets. The ensuing Russian strikes on populated areas killed civilians and destroyed civilian infrastructure."
Details: From April to July, experts from the human rights organization reportedly inspected the sites of Russian strikes in the Kharkiv and Mykolaiv regions and in the Donbas - they interviewed survivors and witnesses and studied satellite images.
It is noted that in the course of this analysis, human rights activists found evidence that "Ukrainian forces attacked from residential areas, and were also based in residential buildings in 19 cities and villages of the regions."
According to an Amnesty International report, "most of the residential areas where the soldiers were stationed were within a few miles of the front lines, and there were viable alternatives that would not endanger civilians, such as military bases, dense forests, or other buildings further away from residential areas." districts".
At the same time, Amnesty International said that they are not aware that in documented cases, the military asked for or helped with the evacuation of civilians from neighboring buildings in order to minimize civilian casualties.
The human rights organization noted that 22 of the 29 schools it visited in the Donbass and in the Mykolaiv region housed either the personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine or Ukrainian military equipment and weapons.
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Opposition journalist, leader of the Anti-War movement
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