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Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - August 4

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  1. [5]
    Adys
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    Amnesty released a report about the safety of civilians being put in danger by Ukrainians. The chief of the Ukrainian branch has resigned in protest of and disagreement with that report. Article:...

    Amnesty released a report about the safety of civilians being put in danger by Ukrainians. The chief of the Ukrainian branch has resigned in protest of and disagreement with that report. Article:
    https://www.brusselstimes.com/world-all-news/268031/amnesty-ukraine-chief-resigns-after-amnesty-report-accuses-ukraine-of-endangering-victims

    Update: Polish office chimes in, condemns Russia: https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1555933713481048072

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    1. Adys
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      More context on this infuriatingly bullshit report: https://mobile.twitter.com/sumlenny/status/1555280431561560064 UK statement of chief with EN translation at the end.

      More context on this infuriatingly bullshit report:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/sumlenny/status/1555280431561560064

      UK statement of chief with EN translation at the end.

      3 votes
    2. [3]
      Adys
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      Some good discussion on /r/europe about this: https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/whh44l/amnesty_international_scandal_ukraine_office_head/ Linked from there: Tweets by Marc Garlasco...

      Some good discussion on /r/europe about this: https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/whh44l/amnesty_international_scandal_ukraine_office_head/

      Linked from there: Tweets by Marc Garlasco ("Military Advisor was DIA, HRW, CNA, UN war crimes investigator specialized in civilian harm mitigation")

      The money quote:

      While nothing has stopped Russia from hitting civilian areas, now they have an excuse. A respected human rights org said the targets are there.

      As for me, I'd like to congratulate Amnesty International on completely, permanently and irreversibly losing all credit I ever gave them.

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        NoblePath
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        I can’t see how Russia is any more justified, or any more eager, in its onslaught as a result of amnesty’s report.

        I can’t see how Russia is any more justified, or any more eager, in its onslaught as a result of amnesty’s report.

        1. Adys
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          They’re not more justified. They have an excuse.

          They’re not more justified. They have an excuse.

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