Two burial sites have been located in the town of Lyman, which was recently liberated by Ukrainian forces after being occupied by the Russian military and its militia allies for several months, according to authorities in Donetsk region.
One of the sites had about 200 single graves where civilians had been buried, said Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of Donetsk region military administration.
At the other site, there is a mass grave, which "may contain both military and civilians," Kyrylenko said. "The exact number is yet to be established."
Law enforcement officers are investigating these places and will soon begin the exhumation process, he added.
In Sviatohirsk, which was under Russian occupation for about three months, Kyrylenko claims 21 bodies were reburied. These were civilians who died during the occupation, he said.
All the bodies that had been reburied were identified and properly buried, he added.