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US State Department Says Kiev Authorities to Investigate Mass Burial Sites Near Donetsk

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US State Department indicated that Ukrainian authorities will lead the investigation into the mass graves discovery in Eastern Ukraine.

WASHINGTON, October 3 (RIA Novosti) - US State Department indicated that Ukrainian authorities will lead the investigation into the mass graves discovery in Eastern Ukraine.

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki mentioned that the "investigation will be held under authorities of Ukrainian government".

She also confirmed that international experts and monitors currently do not have an access to the area controlled by the pro-independence fighters.

Hundreds of bodies of civilians were located north of Ukrainian city of Donetsk earlier this week. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the incident a "war crime" and urged Western media to draw closer attention to the horrific discovery.

Russia's Investigative Committee holds the National Guard and ultra-nationalist Right Sector fighters responsible for the massacre.

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