The Russian Federation has donated USD 50,000 to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) on the occasion of the visit to its anthropological Laboratory of Ambassador to Cyprus Stanislav Viliorovich Osadchiy.
In a press release, the expresses its sincere thanks to the Government of the Russian Federation, noting that “this is the first donation of the Russian Federation to the Committee.”
“This contribution to the CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus will support the Committee’s goal of identifying and returning as many remains of missing individuals as possible to bring an end to the uncertainty which has affected so many families for so many years,” it says.
It adds that, “so far, 969 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for dignified burials.”
The CMP relies on donor support to alleviate the suffering of the concerned families.
(Cyprus News Agency)