Valeriia Chadiuk, a postgraduate student of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical and Pharmaceutical Law, underwent training at the Department of Biological Research of the Ivano-Frankivsk Scientific Research Forensic Center of the MIA (Ministry of Internal Affairs) of Ukraine. During this training, she acquired expertise in DNA and dermatoglyphic identification methods.
Russia's full-scale invasion has exacerbated the issue of identifying unknown bodies. According to the requirements outlined in the Minnesota Protocol (2017), Bournemouth Protocol (2020), as well as the standards set by the ICMP and DVI-Interpol, the identification of individuals should be conducted using multiple (at least three) parallel lines of evidence.
Valeriia Chadiuk has mastered the skills of working with the Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyzer 3500, which is one of the most advanced devices available in Ukraine. She has also participated in the identification of the bodies of victims of military crimes, including servicemen.