Russian attacks in Ukraine “could constitute war crimes,” Amnesty International said Friday.
The London-based right watchdog said in a statement that it documented “three incidents that it believes to have killed at least six civilians and injured at least 12 more.”
The group’s Crisis Evidence Lab analyzed digital evidence, including photos, videos and satellite imagery of three attacks early in the Russian operation in Ukraine on Feb. 24.
“The attacks occurred in Vuhledar, Kharkiv, and Uman,” it said.
The rights group said the “deadliest strike” documented was “a ballistic missile struck near a hospital building in Vuhledar, in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, killing four civilians and wounding ten more.”
The group said Russia carried out “indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas and strikes on protected objects such as hospitals.”
Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine entered its third day Saturday with the latest reports indicating that Russian troops were heading toward the capital, Kyiv, from several directions.