KIEV, may 3 – RIA Novosti. Russia is the only party that has no interest in establishing an objective picture of the death of people in Odessa on 2 may 2014, said the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the occasion of the anniversary of the tragedy.
according to Kiev, Russia has refused to extradite the former Deputy chief GU MVD of Odessa region Dmitry Fuchedzhi and granted him Russian citizenship. The Ukrainian foreign Ministry also said that in the negotiations for a mutual release of detained persons in September-December 2019 Russia allegedly “insisted on the results of at least nine people who have been directly or indirectly involved in the organization of mass riots in Odessa under Russian flags”.
since the tragedy six years the Ukrainian government was unable to complete the investigation and find those responsible for the tragedy. In 2019, the Monitoring mission of the UN on human rights in Ukraine (MMPCU) has published a report on the investigation into the events of 2 may 2014, which stated that no one was held accountable for the deaths of 48 people. The head of the mission noted that this situation demonstrates the disinterest of the authorities in the search and punishment of perpetrators, and the actions of Ukrainian law enforcement officers allow us to speak about bias of investigation.
the Russian foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated that Kiev is stubbornly hinders the investigation of the events of 2 may 2014 in Odesa, and urged international organizations to achieve from the Ukrainian authorities to clarify the circumstances of the tragedy.
After the change of power in Ukraine, the activists of “antimiani” in the protest tent camp in Kulikovo field in Odessa. Day 2 may 2014 in the heart of the Greek area began a scuffle between activists of “antimiani” on one side and football “ultras” from Kharkov and Odessa, and radicals “euromayday” on the other. The fight ended with the destruction of the tent camp and the burning House of trade unions where took refuge the representatives of “Maidan”. At the same time many of those who tried to escape from the crowd of radicals was shot.
the victims of the tragedy that day was 48 people, six — near Greek square and the shopping center “Athena” (two of them died in hospitals), 42 — on the Kulikovo field and the House of trade unions (three of them died in hospital). Six people died from gunshot wounds, ten fell out of the Windows of the burning building and broke, 32, died from burns and poisoning with carbon monoxide. More than 250 people were injured.