Belarusian journalist Vasily Semashko managed to persuade one of the Donbas militants nicknamed ‘Kucher’ to show the graves of ‘insurgents’ in the ‘Walk of Fame’ cemetery in the miners’ village of Mospyne.
Since summer of 2014, fragmentary data and bloggers’comments appeared in the Internet about insurgents who spontaneously bury their comrades either in fields, or in trenches without proper ceremonies, and even without installation of name plates. The mass graves have no names or call signs of buried men. As of now, there is not even approximate or statistical data of killed insurgents and Russian troops who were fighting in the Donbas. Moreover, these data are under strict secrecy and carefully concealed by Russian curators of the militants.
Three rows of new graves have been discovered in the Severny cemetery of Rostov-on-Don city in Russia, with death dates between summer and fall of 2014.
The Security Service of Ukraine has begun the process of locating concentration camps and mass graves made by illegal armed groups in the east of the country.
The Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE observed the situation in the Donbas, with a particular focus on implementation of the provisions of the Memorandum signed on 19 September in Minsk. It also continued to monitor the situation of IDPs.