The head of the Ukrainian office of Amnesty International announced her departure from the organization

The head of the Ukrainian office of Amnesty International announced her departure from the organization

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Director of the Ukrainian office of Amnesty International Oksana Pokalchuk announced her departure from the organization after almost seven years of work. This happened after the publication by human rights activists of a report on the violation of the laws of war by the Ukrainian military.

According to Pokalchuk, she and the leadership of the organization “dispersed on values.”

This is another loss that the war has brought me. Favorite job, 7 years of life, plans for the future, and the last 5 months – also a lifeline in the form of human rights work for the good of my native country during the war. Everything crashed against the wall of bureaucracy and a deaf language barrier.

The human rights activist writes that she hoped that she could “fix everything” and get the article removed, but “realized that this would not happen.”

Unwittingly, the organization created material that sounded like support for Russian narratives. In an effort to protect civilians, this study became a tool of Russian propaganda.

Amnesty International’s report, published on August 4, caused an extremely negative reaction in Ukrainian society. Human rights activists were accused of trying to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine and ignoring the fact that the Ukrainian military is waging a defensive war. By data journalist Tatyana Kozyreva, after the report of Amnesty International, lost her accreditation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to Ukrainian employees of the organization, the report was prepared without their participation and without taking into account their opinion. They refused to translate it into Ukrainian and publish it on their version of the site.

Russian pro-government media actively retold the report, ignoring those parts of it that talked about Russian aggression against Ukraine.

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