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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cover-Up Alleged

MOSCOW -- Russia on Wednesday accused American peacekeepers in Kosovo of a cover-up of an apparent massacre of ethnic Serbs.

A mass grave believed to contain bodies of ethnic Serbs was discovered July 24 near the village of Ugljare, in the U.S.-controlled sector of Kosovo. The NATO-led peace force announced the discovery of the grave only last week.

The Foreign Ministry issued a statement accusing U.S. authorities of trying to conceal the apparent massacre.

In a statement last week, the NATO-led peace force said forensic experts of the United Nations war crimes tribunal were informed immediately after the bodies were found in July and began investigations shortly afterward.