Sunday, July 14, 2024
HomeWorld newsDNA tests and stranded bodies: Ukraine's struggle to name its dead

DNA tests and stranded bodies: Ukraine’s struggle to name its dead

The bodies of the two Ukrainian soldiers lay motionless in a field for months. Around them were bloodstains and their guns.

The soldiers’ relatives identified their bodies from aerial images collected by drones. Although unbearable to watch, it seemed clear: the two men – Pvt. Serhiy Matsiuk and Pvt. Andriy Zaretsky – were dead. But more than four months later, the Ukrainian military is still listing them as missing, even though drone footage from a fellow soldier showed them still there weeks later.

“I want to have his grave, where I can cry all this out properly,” said Zaretsky’s wife, Anastasia, 31, who has been seeking closure since he was killed in November in the Zaporizhia region of southern Ukraine.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Translate »