Over 400 bodies of victims of Russian occupation remain unidentified in Kharkiv Oblast
Work on identifying the bodies of Ukrainians who died as a result of Russia's armed aggression (Photo:Нацполіція України/Facebook)
The identification of murdered victims continues in the liberated areas of Kharkiv Oblast, but more than 400 bodies still remain unidentified, the National Police of Ukraine reported on Facebook on Jan. 28.
“Since the beginning of the effort in the areas of Kharkiv Oblast cleared of Russian occupiers, it was possible to identify 199 bodies found in mass graves, on the streets, inside houses, and spontaneous burials,” the law enforcement body said.
“Among them are Ukrainians who were tortured and shot to death.”.
According to the National Police, forensic specialists are taking DNA samples from relatives of victims and are using mobile DNA laboratories at the scene to carry out research and a detailed examination of recovered biological samples.
“These DNA laboratories make it possible to isolate the DNA profile of the deceased and compare it with samples taken from relatives within 105 minutes,” the National Police explained.
Earlier reports noted that law enforcement had recovered 1,116 bodies, including 31 children, from liberated areas of Mykolaiv, Donetsk, Kherson, and Kharkiv oblasts.
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