DONETSK, September 29 (RIA Novosti) - Another grave with an executed independence supporter has been found in the Nyzhnia Krynka village near the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported on Monday.
According to the information available, so far one body has been recovered from the grave. Presumably, the person buried was an independence supporter, who died in the first decade of April when the village was occupied by Kiev's militia. The time of death of this person coincides with the times of death of the civilians, who's graves were found nearby earlier.
Last week, several mass graves filled with bodies of massacred civilians and independence supporters, killed execution-style, were unearthed near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
According to Prime Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), a total of about 40 bodies have been found so far.
The independence supporters of southeastern Ukraine believe that the civilians were murdered by the National Guard fighters who had stayed in Nyzhnia Krynka since April.
A senior Russian diplomat also suggested that there are grounds to believe that National Guard volunteer forces had previously controlled the area where the bodies were buried, which might prove their involvement.
Ukrainian authorities have denied the accusations, saying that not a single National Guard fighter has been in the area, adding however that some other Ukrainian units were deployed there at the time.