UN Report confirms, Ukrainian soldiers used civilians as “human shields”

The report looks at violations of international humanitarian law that the United Nations estimates were committed in the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia from February 24 to May 15.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The standard narrative is that the Russians are the bad guys, the Ukrainians the good guys. But the fact that there are gray areas everywhere is lost in the propaganda bluster. A UN report provides an example.

The Ukrainian side repeatedly claims that Russian troops are targeting civilian targets. Moscow then often points out that Ukrainian troops prefer to use civilian objects with "human shields" from which to fire on Russian soldiers.

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