The Interdepartmental Working Group (MRG) on the search for burial sites of Ukrainian aggression victims, their identification and perpetration of memory jointly with activists has recovered the remains of 500 people from mass graves in the Severodonetsk area, said Lugansk People's Republic leader’s advisor Anna Soroka who heads the MRG.
“Since August 2022, the field team jointly with the Interior Ministry, Forensic Examination Bureau and State Security Ministry has exhumed 318 bodies in Rubezhnoye, 149 in Severodonetsk, and two in Gorskoye; in Kremennaya, the MRG recovered the remains of 31 residents of the nursing home burnt by the Ukrainian army; forbidden means of warfare were used against these people,” Soroka said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Center. “The MRG and activists of the We Won’t Forget, Won’t Forgive” social organization will continue their work in the Severodonetsk area. “
As of November 7, the MRG together with activists had exhumed the remains of 408 people in the Severodonetsk district.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression. Prior to that, LPR and DPR Heads Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin asked the Russian leader to provide military assistance. The LPR militia and Russian armed forces fully liberated the LPR territory from Ukrainian armed formations on July 3.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. The peace talks that began soon thereafter failed to reach tangible results due to Kiev’s position to settle the conflict by force.
The Lugansk People’s Republic became a part of Russia on September 30, 2022 following the unification referendum.*i