Since the spring of 2014 when conflict broke out in Eastern Ukraine, thousands are believed to have gone missing as a result of refugee flight, fighting, reprisals and abductions. In addition, the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Eastern Ukraine in July 2014 resulted in the death of 298 passengers and crew. Efforts to locate and identify victims were hampered by lack of security around the crash site.

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