Ukraine: Amnesty International's chapter head resigns

Ukraine: Amnesty International's chapter head resigns

FOLLOW ON Advertisement KYIV, UKRAINE -- The head of Amnesty International's Ukraine chapter has resigned, saying the human rights organization shot down her opposition to publishing a report that claimed Ukrainian forces had exposed civilians to Russian attacks by basing themselves in populated areas. In a statement posted Friday night on Facebook, Oksana Pokalchuk accused her former employer of disregarding Ukraine's wartime realities and the concerns of local staff members who had pushed for the report to be reworked. The report, released Thursday, drew angry denouncements from top Ukrainian officials and criticism from Western diplomats, who accused the authors of making vague claims that appeared to equate the Ukrainian military's defensive actions to the tactics of the invading Russians. "It is painful to admit, but I and the leadership of …
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