Ukraine Violates War Laws, Endangers Civilians: Amnesty International

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Amnesty International has accused Ukraine of war crimes during its ongoing military conflict with invading Russian forces.

The humanitarian organization said in a release on Wednesday that the Ukrainian military's tactics "violate international humanitarian law and endanger civilians" by operating weapons out of bases established in residential areas while civilians are present.

Russia has previously been accused by Amnesty International of violating multiple international laws during the war. The organization on Wednesday said that Ukraine's alleged violations "in no way justify Russia's indiscriminate attacks."

"We have documented a pattern of Ukrainian forces putting civilians at risk and violating the laws of war when they operate in populated areas," Amnesty International Secretary General Agnès Callamard said in a statement. "Being in a defensive position does not exempt the Ukrainian military from respecting international humanitarian law."