More than 300 died Donbas soldiers in Ukraine are still unidentified

Source : 112 Ukraine

As at April 2018, 554 died were identified
11:58, 3 May 2018

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As at today, more than 300 soldiers of Ukraine's Armed Forces died in Donbas remain to be unidentified. Olha Bohomolets, the Head of Ukrainian Parliament Committee for Healthcare and Presidential Councilor for Humanitarian Affairs reported on Facebook.  

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'307 people whose profiles stored in the base remain to be unidentified. I urge the relatives of the missing in Donbas to take the DNA test in their regions, appealing to the Chief Department of the National Police in the region where the proper task groups on the admission of the application of the citizens on the missing in the zone of armed Donbas Conflict and organization of the DNA testing are working', she wrote.

According to Bohomolets, as at April 2018, 554 died soldiers were identified. She also emphasized that today 1, 400 biological samples of the relatives of the missing and 2, 100 biological samples of the fragments of the non-identified corpses that belong to 861 persons are stored in the base.

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The DNA testing allows to establish the personality of a deceased person by the comparison of the DNA profiles of the corpses' fragments and the relatives' data. The State Research Forensic Center of the Interior Ministry holds the database.

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