Police initiates probe into disposal of deceased soldiers’ personal belongings found at Dnipro City dump

The Dnipropetrovsk region police established a special commission to investigate all the circumstances of improper storage of hard evidence in the case of 98 Ukrainian soldiers who were killed near Ilovaisk.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the local police press service, the deceased soldiers’ personal belongings were found buried at the dump on the territory of a farm in the village of Taromske, the Dnipropetrovsk region.

The press service says the police investigators found buried evidence in the criminal case initiated back in 2014 under article 348 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (encroachment on the life of a law enforcer or military).

The police established that the physical evidence was deposited for storage in the farm because there were no premises meeting sanitary standards in the police precinct. The probe was initiated to find out why no legal decision was taken regarding the evidence for a long time.

Dnipropetrovsk region police Deputy Chief Mykhailo Kuratchenko said the probe was initiated regarding the bodies of 98 unidentified soldiers that were delivered by two trucks in 2014. The investigators than examined the bodies in order to identify them. Each body was given a number, the clothes or fragments of clothes and personal belongings were examined.

A member of the Black Tulip volunteer humanitarian mission Anatolii Zolotariov said that they retrieved about a hundred fragments of uniforms.

"We found about a hundred fragments of uniforms including trousers, boots, jackets, masks, combat vests, body armor, cross made of yellow metal, broken walkie-talkie, and a lot of other stuff in the pockets. It was obvious that not all the pockets had been previously checked," he said.

On May 16, Black Tulip volunteers found personal belongings of the deceased Ukrainian soldiers at the dump on the outskirts of the Dnipro City.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3066497