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Director of HRW Has Emotional Statement on Kiev use of Cluster Bombs
Director of HRW has emotional statement on "Grads," According to the executive director of the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch, the Ukrainian authorities have to admit their mistakes and stop this disorderly conduct in combat operations in eastern Ukraine.
MOSCOW, January 17 - RIA Novosti .Kiev authorities should admit their mistakes if they intend to follow the path of building a democratic state, said the executive director of the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), Kenneth Roth, commenting on Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Berlin.
During his visit to Germany, responding to a reporter's question about the publication Frankfurter Allgemeine on Ukrainian security forces firing on settlements in the Donbass with cluster bombs, as well as from "Grads", the Ukrainian PM explosively responded that "there is no evidence of this! There is no evidence I say." He explained that Ukraine conducts its investigation into these allegations, but as long as security forces do not have access to the relevant sites. We offer instead they are best to discuss the situation with regard to torture in the Crimea.
"In fact, Human Rights Watch published a lot of evidence that Ukraine refuses to distinguish between military targets and civilians, as required by law and customs of war ", - said Kenneth Roth. According to HRW at a meeting with Ukrainian officials in November and December to provide detailed information, including the date, time and place of the incidents, in the cases of violations of the rules of war, "The proposal Yatsenyuk gave was again instead of all this focusing on us why not the investigation into Crimea which shows a disturbing assumption that all representations of the HRW on the conflict are somehow biased.
He Yatsenyuk, and many others are likely to find it impossible that someone could objectively apply the laws and customs of war for both sides, "- said the head of HRW, adding that the organization regularly reports on the situation as the one or the other side. "Instead of denying reports of abuse of its military, Kiev needs to recognize the obvious and stop this disorderly conduct combat operation", - said Kenneth Roth, stressing that the new Ukrainian government should remember that the ability to recognize a mistake - is the first test of any true willingness to reform .