Amnesty accuses Ukraine rivals of war crimes

A man repairs the damages caused to his house in Yasinuvata, on the outskirts of Donetsk, on September 6, 2014Amnesty International accused rival fighters in the Ukraine conflict of war crimes including indiscriminate shelling, abductions, torture, and killings, in a report compiled ahead of the ceasefire deal. “All sides in this conflict have shown disregard for civilian lives and are blatantly violating their international obligations,” Amnesty Secretary General Salil Shetty said in the report published Sunday. The London-based rights group also charged that Russia — accused by the West of secretly sending in troops and heavy weapons to support the rebels — had been “fuelling separatist crimes” in Ukraine. “Their testimonies suggest that the attacks were indiscriminate and may amount to war crimes,” it said.

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