On Tuesday, Amnesty International accused Russia of committing the same war crimes in Ukraine as it did in Syria.
“What is happening now in Ukraine is a repetition of what we have seen in Syria,” Amnesty International Secretary-General Agnès Callamard said.
“It is no longer a question of arbitrary attacks; we are now witnessing targeted attacks on civilian infrastructure,” she warned.
The so-called humanitarian corridors that should give civilians the opportunity to flee, which have been negotiated between Russia and Ukraine, are, according to Callamard, “death traps.”
“We see the same thing here, just like Russia did in Syria,” she said.
The head of Amnesty’s operations in Eastern Europe, Marie Struthers, also draws a parallel with Russia’s war in Chechnya, referring to the attacks on civilian targets and the use of illegal weapons.
Struthers compares Russia’s siege of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol to the siege of Aleppo in Syria.
“We see more and more war crimes,” she said.
Callamard sharply criticizes “a paralyzed international system” that allows Russia to continue the war, including the “shameful” paralysis of action in the UN Security Council and other institutions.
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