United Nations' regular report on human rights in Ukraine didn't reflect the issue of mass graves discovered in eastern Ukraine. The document covers the period from August 18 to September 16, 2014.
Unidentified mass graves in southeast Ukraine are formally not subject to consideration by the rights monitoring mission of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). However, the global organization earlier pledged to touch upon the issue in its sixth report.
Militia fighters found several mass graves near the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk. It was reported on September 23. The sites of mass graves were earlier occupied by Ukrainian troops and volunteer battalions.
After examination of one of the graves, forensic experts concluded that people buried there had been killed by shots to the head at close range.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry, parliamentarians, public and human rights organizations have called for an international probe into the discovery of mass burial sites.