Cristina Kirchner announced that all DNA samples were taken from relatives of those killed in the war of 1982. This procedure was done to determine the identity of the soldiers buried in the cemetery of Darwin (Malvinas).

President Cristina Kirchner announced that sampling of DNA from relatives of Argentine soldiers killed in the Falklands war concluded recently, so the government will urge the UK to allow progress with the identification of combatants buried in the Darwin Cemetery.

"We do not know who is buried in Darwin. We will urge the British government to allow to identify the dead. It would be something extraordinary for families and for us too" said the head of state on a brief contact with reporters after the ceremony she led in Tierra del Fuego to 33 years into the conflict.

During the Malvinas War 649 Argentine soldiers were killed.

In Darwin cemetery 123 of them lie buried as NN and remembered with "Argentine soldier known only to God." In 2012, the Argentinian Government had requested cooperation to the International Committee of the Red Cross to enable identification.

In the last hours, Daniel Filmus, secretary Related to the Malvinas Islands Affairs,  saida that "the UK lead to humanitarian commitments it has signed" to lead to identification.

Last year, Hugo Swire, British official for Latin America, said neither his country nor the kelpers had received a "formal" request to implement the identification process, before which the Government replied the procedure, being a humanitarian case is coordinated by the International Red Cross and not directly between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Controversy for one identification

The Government's decision to boost the recognition of bodies buried in the islands was an initiative of veteran July Aro. He traveled to the UK, where during a meeting with British veterans of war, the British General Jeffrey Cardoso gave him an envelope renewal Cemetery Darwin and the proposed reburial of the bodies were reported.

Aro said then toured the country speaking to relatives of veterans to know if they accepted know where they were buried soldiers killed in the war and that the majority of responses were positive.

However, the initiative sparked the rejection of the Committee of Relatives of the Fallen in Malvinas, who reported a spurious interests behind the proposal.

In that sense, the head of the commission, the veteran Cesar Trejo, planted: "Since 1983 have been different British operations for the transfer of the bodies.  Aro acknowledged that General Cardoso gave the envelope with this proposal. This is a new British initiative disguised under false humanitarian objectives, since it is not infringed the right to identity ".

Source: Infobae