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Amnesty International notes violation of human rights of Ukrainians during lockdown

Source : 112 Ukraine

One of the villages in the zone of the Joint Forces Operation was blocked for five days
14:17, 29 April 2020

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Non-governmental organization Amnesty International notes the violation of the human rights during the imposing of quarantine restriction in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, particularly, in Ukraine as the organization reported.

“In this difficult time for all countries, the governments try to stop the spread of the virus, implementing different restrictions. While, some restrictions might be justified and necessary, others violate our human rights,” Director of Amnesty International Ukraine Oksana Pokalchuk stated.

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On April 18, the Ukrainian military blocked the road through the bridge to Staromariivka village, which is situated in the zone of the Joint Forces Operation in the territory controlled by Ukraine. It was the only way to leave the village.

Thus, until April 24, 150 local citizens had no access to groceries, medical services and other services. The bridge was opened only after the intervention of humanitarian organizations.

“In Ukraine, the control over the observation of quarantine measures influenced the duties and priorities of the patrol police of Ukraine, which usually is the first unit in the chain of reaction on the domestic violence cases,” the organization added.

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As we reported, the Cabinet of Ministers published a plan for releasing Ukraine from the lockdown, which the government previously extended until May 11. The plan consists of five stages.

 

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