Head of Amnesty International Ukraine resigned after the main office published a scandal report accusing Ukraine’s military of endangering civilians
Head of Amnesty International Ukraine Oksana Pokalchuk resigned after Amnesty International published a report accusing Ukraine’s military of endangering civilians. She said there was no proper reaction from the organization’s leadership to the Ukrainian office’s opposition to the report.
“Everything crashed against the wall of bureaucracy and a deaf language barrier.It is not about English, it is about the fact that if you donʼt live in a country that is invaded by occupiers who are tearing it to pieces, you probably donʼt understand what it means to condemn an army of defenders. And there are no words in any language that can convey this to someone who has not felt this pain,” said Pokalchuk.
The Amnesty International report about the Ukrainian military supposedly endangering civilians by locating forces in residential areas was widely criticized by Ukrainians and Ukrainian authorities, as well as British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons and the Polish office of Amnesty International.