Odessa. May 2, 2014
United Nation states that the majority of evidence on the mass murder of civilians in Odessa on May 2, 2014, by radical Ukrainian Nazis is destroyed, according to UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions Christoph Heinz.
“Many of pieces of evidence were destroyed directly after the events, it makes it very difficult to have a proper follow-up. And the processes of accountability have been extremely slow”, Heinz noted.
The UN representative has pointed out that the government in Kiev must speed up the investigation of the actions of law enforcement during the Odessa tragedy, as well as the role of firefighters who took too long to react to the reports of the fire in the Trade Unions House.
Radicals have burned alive dozens of civilians on that day in Odessa, finishing off those who tried to escape with melee weapons and small arms. Kiev junta’s investigation of the tragedy did not find those responsible for the tragedy to this day.
The same can be said regarding the events which during the coup in Kiev from November 2013 to February 2014, according to Heinz. The process of establishing those responsible and prosecuting them according to the law is too slow. Such situation makes many people doubt if the investigations will ever be completed.