The regional director of the international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) in Ukraine, Oksana Pokalchukova, resigned from her position after AI’s criticism of the Ukrainian armed forces. This was reported by the Reuters agency on Saturday. The organization stated that Ukrainian troops threaten civilians by deploying their soldiers in populated areas. The report that AI issued on Thursday did not take into account the position of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense in any way, Pokalchuk said on the social network Facebook on Saturday night. .“As a result, the organization unwittingly produced material that sounded like support for Russian narratives. In an effort to protect civilians, this study has become a propaganda tool,” she added. “It pains me to admit, but we did not agree on values with the leadership of Amnesty International. That’s why I decided to leave the organization,” she added. Kyiv compared Amnesty’s claims to Russian propaganda and disinformation. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi also accused the group of inciting unprovoked Russian attacks on Ukraine. According to him, Amnesty is trying to shift responsibility from the aggressor to the victim. Ukrainian officials said they were using all possible measures to evacuate civilians from areas on the front lines, Reuters writes. Russia denies targeting civilians during its “special military operation”. Occupiers threatened Europe, says Zelensky Russia must take responsibility for an “act of terror”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday after Moscow and Kiev accused each other of shelling of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. TASR took over the report from the AFP agency. Russia has previously accused Ukrainian forces of attacking the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and Zelensky’s government of “nuclear terrorism.” Today, the occupiers took care of another extremely risky situation for the whole of Europe: they hit the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant twice. Any bombing of this place is a shameless crime, an act of terror,” Zelensky said in his video speech. source: TASR/AP, Mikhail Klimentyev “Russia must take responsibility for the very fact that it is creating a threat to the nuclear power plant. And this is not just another argument in favor of recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. It’s also an argument in favor of applying tough sanctions to Russia’s entire nuclear industry — starting with that [ruskou štátnou jadrovou spoločnosťou] Rosatom, down to all related companies and individuals,” declared the Ukrainian president. With six blocks and a total installed capacity of 6,000 megawatts, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. The Russians occupied it at the beginning of March. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, warned this week that the largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine is “completely out of control”. At the same time, he called on Russia and Ukraine to allow experts to inspect the plant in order to stabilize the situation and thus avoid a nuclear disaster. Thanks for reading Startitup. If you have an observation or found an error in the article, write to us at [email protected] Source: TASR
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