OSCE mission reports discovery of three mass graves near Donetsk

Monitors of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe working in Ukraine have said that three mass graves were found outside of the city of Donetsk, the OSCE said in a report, which was published on its website on Wednesday.

Monitors of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe working in Ukraine have said that three mass graves were found outside of the city of Donetsk, the OSCE said in a report, which was published on its website on Wednesday.

In the Kommunar coal mine, The Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the OSCE "saw two areas located fifty meters apart, each containing two human bodies. All four corpses were in the process of decomposition," it said.

"The SMM also saw eight 9mm Makarov pistol cartridges approximately five meters away from the bodies," according to the report.

Near the road on the edge of the village of Nyzhnia Krynka, "the SMM observed a pile of earth resembling a grave which had a stick with a plaque, written in Russian and containing the names of five individuals," it said.

"The plaque indicated that the individuals died on 27.08.2014," it said.

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