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Russian lawmaker Olga Kazakova drew the attention of European parliamentarians to the mass graves found near Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, as she spoke during the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday.

STRASBOURG, September 30 (RIA Novosti), Daria Chernyshova - Russian lawmaker Olga Kazakova drew the attention of European parliamentarians to the mass graves found near Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, as she spoke during the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday.

"PACE should not stay idle with regards to the situation, to the places of mass graves near Donetsk," Kazakova said during the debate on countering manifestations of neo-Nazism.

She urged to take seriously the issue of neo-Nazism and called for "an objective if necessary international investigation into the crimes having the neo-Nazist character."

During the debate, the participants called to establish July 22 as European day for the victims of hatred.

Kazakova backed the initiative, and suggested to make May 2 the day of remembering the victims of fire in Odessa.

The move comes amid reports that another grave containing what is believed to be remains of an executed independence supporter has been found in the Ukrainian village of Nyzhnia Krynka 35 kilometers northeast of Donetsk.

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 recovered 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.

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