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KIEV, April 4. /TASS/. Ukraine’s Armed Forces do not recognize a mass burial of servicemen in war-torn Donbass.
"Our organizations and authorized persons have checked the information, and it is not true to life," head of the Civil-Military Cooperation Department of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Alexei Nozdrachev told the 112 Ukraine television channel on Monday. "Right, the Armed Forces have registered about 20 missing servicemen during the "Debaltsevo trap."
The official said those missing servicemen were kept prisoners in Donbass.
On April 3, a source at defense bodies of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said about a burial of the Ukrainian servicemen found near Debaltsevo.
"Near Debaltsevo was found a burial of Ukrainian military, whose bodies were simply thrown away to hide losses and consider them missing," the Donetsk News Agency quoted the source as saying. "As many as ten Ukrainian servicemen are found in the burial."
The republic’s authorities say they will exhume the bodies.
On February 18, 2015, the Donbass militia blocked unions of the Ukrainian military in Debaltsevo and returned control of the city. While retreating, the Ukrainian military destroyed 80% of the local houses and infrastructures, including the biggest railway hub in Donbass. The operation in Debaltsevo later on received the name of "the Debaltsevo trap.".