The head of Amnesty International Ukraine, Oksana Pokalchuk, has resigned following the publication of a report by the NGO accusing Ukrainian soldiers of endangering civilians.

The report says Ukrainian forces endanger civilians by positioning themselves in residential areas.

She wrote in a statement: “We, on behalf of the Ukrainian office, have consistently stressed that the press release that the organization issued on August 4 should have at least investigated both sides and taken into account the position of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

She added: “As a result, the organization unwittingly created material that sounded like support for Russian narratives. Seeking to protect civilians, this research instead became a tool of Russian propaganda.”

Ukrainian President Zelensky also criticized the report for “unethical selectivity” which portrayed victim and perpetrator alike.

Hundreds of pro-Ukrainian social media users have taken to the internet to post videos of Russian atrocities in Ukraine.

This led Amnesty International Secretary General Agnès Callamard to describe the outcry as being carried out by “crowds and trolls on social media”.

Ms Callamard wrote in a tweet: “It’s called war propaganda, disinformation, misinformation. It does not undermine our impartiality and will not change the facts.”

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba hit back, accusing Ms Callamard of calling him a “troll”.

He said: “Apparently @amnestySG calls me a ‘mob’ and a ‘troll’, but that won’t stop me from saying that his report distorts reality, establishes a false moral equivalence between perpetrator and victim and bolsters Russia’s disinformation efforts. . This is false ‘neutrality’, not truthfulness.”