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Exhumation over at Ukrainian troops' mass burial site in Lyman - National Police

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Exhumation over at Ukrainian troops' mass burial site in Lyman - National Police
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The police have completed exhumation work at the site of Ukrainian servicemen's mass burial in Lyman, Donetsk Region.

"The police recovered the bodies of 34 Ukrainian defenders from the mass grave. Work continues on the exhumation of more than 120 civilians. The police are establishing the circumstances of each person's death," the press service of the National Police said.

The police noted that the bodies of the soldiers were sent to the morgue. After identification and establishment of the causes of death, the relatives will be able to bury the dead.

Now the police are focusing their efforts on the exhumation of civilians from the grave, which is located next to the grave of the military.

From 29 September to today, the police have found in the liberated settlements the bodies of 144 people who died during the occupation. Some 108 bodies were exhumed from mass graves, the rest were found in buildings and in the streets.

Eighty-five of them are civilians. Some of them have signs of violent death, in particular shrapnel wounds.

Currently, 44 DNA samples have been taken for molecular genetic examination.

The police have identified 35 burials in the de-occupied territory. During the day, the police received information about four more burial sites.

As previously reported, 180 people were found in a mass grave in Lyman, liberated from the Russian occupiers.

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