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Rights group: Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine break laws of war
Rights group: Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine break laws of war

Pro-Russia separatists fighting off a Ukrainian government offensive have commandeered ambulances to transport retreating gunmen, taken cover in hospitals and threatened medical staff treating their wounded, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The New York-based rights agency said it had documented numerous violations of the laws of war that protect medical workers, hospitals and patients from exposure to hostilities. "Pro-Russian insurgents’ attacks on medical units and personnel are putting sick and vulnerable people and those who care for them at risk,” said Yulia Gorbunova, a lawyer and researcher for Human Rights Watch's Europe and Central Asia division....

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