On the Forensic Expert Day, the Human Rights Ombudsman in the Donetsk People’s Republic Daria Morozova presented certificates of merit and notes of thanks to ten employees of the Republican Bureau of Forensic Medicine of the Ministry of Health of the DPR. The Ombudsman noted the professionalism of the awarded employees of the Bureau, as well as their significant personal contribution to the work to establish the names and destinies of persons missing in the areas of the armed conflict in Donbass.
“Search and exhumation work, laboratory research, communication with relatives require not only a serious knowledge base, accuracy, scrupulousness, but also tremendous fortitude and empathy. Thank you for your work. I am sure that by joint efforts we will establish the whereabouts of all the missing persons, identify establish the identity and worthily perpetuate the memory of the victims” said Daria Morozova.
It should be recalled that representatives of the Republican Bureau of Forensic Medicine are part of the Interdepartmental Commission for the Search for Missing Persons, Burial Places of Bodies (remains) of the Deceased (dead) in the Areas of the Armed Conflict in Donbass, headed by Daria Morozova. Organization of exhumation works and identification of the remains of the dead are the priority tasks of the body. Since the beginning of the conflict on the territory of the DPR, the remains of over 150 people have been recovered from the mass graves. The identities of 44 people have been identified through molecular and genetic researches and comparative analysis with the genotypes of relatives of people missing in connection with the conflict in Donbass. To date, over 300 people in the DPR have donated biomaterials in order to identify bodies, more than 150 of them have been genotyped. There are 320 people missing in connection with the conflict on the territory of the DPR. Search work continues.