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 71 Bodies of Deceased During ATO Were Identified by DNA Tests – Interior Ministry

Forensic offices have identified 71 bodies with the help of DNA tests since the anti-terrorist operation began.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Forensic Department deputy chief Kostiantyn Dubonos said this at a press conference, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"To date, we have 442 subjects (the genetic material of the deceased - Ed.) added to the database," Dubonos said.

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He also said that the Forensic Department have received more than 40 DNA-cards today - the samples of DNA from individuals who are searching for their relatives.

"This is only the beginning of our work," he explained such a small number of appeals. Dubonos also assured that the Forensic Department to date has enough materials and reagents for conducting examinations. In addition, responding to a question on the price of a DNA test, Dubonos said that the prime cost of a DNA test is about a thousand hryvnia.

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"These tests will be carried out for the people in the framework of criminal proceedings, so they will be free of charge at all," the expert said.

 
 
 
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