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Ukraine retrieves bodies of 44 fallen soldiers

by Martin Fornusek and The Kyiv Independent news desk August 4, 2023 3:53 PM 1 min read
Ukrainian soldiers carry the coffin of Nazar Matlak, a Ukrainian serviceman, who was killed fighting Russian troops in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, during the funeral service on June 27, 2023 in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Roman Pilipey/Getty Images)
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Ukraine has returned the bodies of 44 fallen Ukrainian soldiers from the occupied territories, the Reintegration Ministry reported on Aug. 4.

The transfer was reportedly carried out by the Office of the Commissioner for Missing Persons, Ukrainian law enforcement, the military, the Joint Center of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), and international organizations.

Upon identification, the bodies of the fallen soldiers will be returned to their relatives for burial.

On July 14, Kyiv retrieved the bodies of 62 fallen service personnel.

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