The DPR Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination from February will start using modern automatic equipment. The Human Rights Ombudsman in the Republic, Chairman of the Interdepartmental Commission for the Search for Missing Persons Daria Morozova reported this to DAN today.
“From February 2022, new modern high-tech automatic equipment will be put into operation in the forensic biological laboratory of the Republican Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination of the Ministry of Health of the DPR” Morozova noted.
Work on the technical renovation of the laboratory began last fall. Then it was reported that after modernization, Donetsk specialists would reach a new level in the research of biomaterial to identify the dead.
Since 2017, the Bureau has been creating an archive of DNA materials of relatives of persons went missing during the conflict. Now forensic experts are conducting research on the genotyping of the remains of the bodies and their subsequent identification if there are comparative blood samples from direct relatives of the wanted persons. After that, a genetic passport is issued.
The DPR has feedback channels for reports of missing persons in connection with the conflict in Donbass.
Relatives of the missing and eyewitnesses of the events related to the disappearance of people in the Donbass can call a special “hot” line or send information in writing.
Hot line phone number: +38 071-404-69-29
Email address: [email protected]
The Chairman of the Commission, Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR Daria Morozova appeals to all residents of the DPR, LPR, Donbass territories temporarily controlled by Kiev, as well as other states with a call to provide any data that may contribute to search activities.
In addition, the Republican Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination of the Ministry of Health of the DPR invites relatives of missing persons to take a test with biomaterial in ordre to make a molecular genetic study. The procedure is carried out on a humanitarian (pro Bono) basis. Apply to the address: Donetsk, Ilyicha Ave., 14 “D”, second floor. Contact phone numbers: +38 071-326-15-93, +38 062-312-71-44.