Donetsk, Nov 25 - DAN. The Donbass Republics have launched a website that will gather information on Ukraine’s war crimes and missing persons. It was presented at the Thursday online conference “The Seared Memory of Donbass: Ukrainian army’s war crimes and new information on massacres of civilians.”
“The website is expected to consolidate our efforts, provide authentic information on the number of casualties during the conflict, show progress in our work and tell what made mass graves come about. A large number of people are missing. The website will post the stories of people who experienced the Ukrainian aggression and lost their kin since 2014,” LPR Public Chamber member Sergey Belov said.
The website address is donbasstragedy.info. It contains a photo gallery and a feedback window. Any resident of the region can contribute their stories, share their information about a mass grave or send photos. It is planned to launch website versions in several languages including French and German.
This last summer, the DPR and the LPR stepped up the search for missing persons. They established specialized bodies which included officials, law-enforcers and experts. These bodies were tasked with organizing the search for the missing persons, composing a register of the missing, gathering information on them, creating a database of the missing and deceased and their relatives and coordinating exhumation efforts, identification of bodies and handing them over to relatives.
In the DPR, the first exhumation was carried out in Snezhnoye’s Ovsyanoe cemetery on August 19. As of now, remains of 150 unidentified Donbass conflict victims have been exhumed in the DPR since 2014.*jk