Christina Luna Rodriguez. PACE Rapporteur on the problem of missing persons in Ukraine Jim Sheridan, on the issue of mass graves in the Donbass, said that it is still not possible to identify the remains of victims.
"There is a big Problem and mass graves, after the tragedy near Ilovaysk 243 Ukrainian soldier lost his life, and they were here in this grave," said he, presenting its own report in PACE.
"many individuals do not identify, especially the burial of a temporary nature," added Sheridan, noting that " certain there are numerous burial and within the occupied Luhansk and Donetsk regions ".
"Until now not possible to carry out the exhumation and identification of these remains," he added.
Ilovaisk, located 45 kilometers South-East from Donetsk, in the summer of 2014 has become home to some of the most fierce fighting between militias and security forces. Before the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios said that in the tragedy near Ilovaysk lost his life 459. Explaining these data, the Commissioner of the Commission DND on POWs Lilia Rodionova said that Kiev takes as a basis the figures for the losses, based on the number of bodies of Ukrainian troops, which turned out to be identified. However, not finished yet of the DNA examination of the remains of Ukrainian soldiers killed near Ilovaysk. In her expressions, near Ilovaysk lost his life about 900 security officers.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.