Ukrainian President Zelensky called it Russian propaganda. “The responsibility is thus shifted from the aggressor to the victim,” he said at the time.

    The head of Amnesty in Ukraine resigned in response to the report, because she did not agree with its contents. The report also received a lot of attention in Russian media loyal to the Moscow regime.

    Independent experts will vet Amnesty’s investigation. In response to all the criticism, the human rights organization said it still fully supports the report.

    See also: explosions at an air force base in Crimea