Moscow reacts to Amnesty’s accusation against Ukraine — Analysis

Russian foreign ministry spokesperson says that Russia repeatedly pointed out violations by Ukrainian forces.

A report by Amnesty International, blaming Ukraine for placing its military assets in residential areas, only corroborates what Moscow has been saying throughout the conflict with Kiev, Maria Zakharova, Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, has said.

“We’ve been talking about this constantly, calling the actions of the Ukrainian armed forces the tactics of using civilians as a ‘human shield,’”Zakharova posted on Telegram Thursday.

A report by a UK-based human rights organization has been released. It accuses Ukraine of setting up military personnel and vehicles in residential areas.

The NGO said that its investigation had found dozens of such violations, adding that the actions by Kiev’s forces went against international law and put civilians at risk.

Ukrainian forces ‘put civilians at risk’ – Amnesty

Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, have been sounding the alarm about Ukraine using people as “human shields”The military operation was launched in February. These warnings were largely ignored and dismissed by Western media and politicians.

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