Earlier, an international human rights organization published a report stating that the Ukrainian military is a threat to the civilian population of Ukraine. The report says that the Armed Forces of Ukraine endanger Ukrainians by organizing military bases and placing weapons in residential areas of cities.
British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons, who has been in Kyiv since the spring, spoke out in defence of Ukraine and said that only Russian military intervention threatens Ukraine's civilian population.
"The only things endangering Ukrainian civilians are Russian missiles and guns and marauding Russian troops. Full stop. If Russia stopped invading Ukraine, there would be no danger," Melinda Simmons.
How Ukrainian politicians reacted to Amnesty International's statement
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that AI "wants to shift responsibility for crimes from the aggressor to the victim."
"Apparently Amnesty International SG calls me a ‘mob’ and a ‘troll’, but this won’t stop me from saying that its report distorts reality, draws false moral equivalence between the aggressor and the victim, and boosts Russia’s disinformation efforts. This is fake “neutrality”, not truthfulness," Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba.
"We will not allow our army to be discredited," minister of defence of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov.
Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the president's office, called the AI report is a "participation in the Russian campaign of disinformation and propaganda."
We remind you that this is not the first time Russian lies are poured through reputable (previously) resources. For example, the Financial Times has accused Ukraine of reselling weapons given to it by Western countries.