: :inin Kyiv (EET)

DNA profiling helps identify 450 KIA in Donbas

Advisor to the president of Ukraine for humanitarian issues, Chairman of Parliament`s Health Committee Inna Bohomolets during a round table in UNIAN, initiated by Slovo I Dilo NGO said that 450 Ukrainian soldiers killed in combat with combined Russian-separatist forces in eastern Ukraine were identified due to DNA tests.

”Over this period, I`ve made a system of DNA-identification of the victims. There has been no such system before the war. Today we have 1,800 remains removed from the territory (of Donbas – UNIAN). We have 880 DNA profiles in the system, 450 of them have been identified and the families received compensation,” she said.

As reported, according to UN data, the number of documented victims of the Donbas hostilities since the beginning of the armed conflict has reached almost 10,000 people.


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