Following NATO estimates that around 40,000 Russian soldiers have either been killed, wounded, missing, or captured, Ukrainian officials revealed that they have been using facial recognition technology to identify the corpses of fallen Russian soldiers.

They use this information to trace their families and notify them of their deaths in either a heartless move or a humane act of kindness, depending on how you see it. Afterward, families can coordinate with Ukrainian authorities to arrange the collection of their dead.

“As a courtesy to the mothers of those soldiers, we are disseminating this information over social media to at least let families know that they’ve lost their sons and to then enable them to come to collect their bodies,” Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said. It is important to note that Fedorov also heads the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation.