Ukrainian Nazism. Sergey Kaysin © Rossa Primavera News Agency
The tragedy in Odessa on May 2, 2014 took the lives of Odessa citizens and destroyed the Ukrainian State itself, the chairman of the People’s Council of Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Denis Miroshnichenko said in an appeal published on the website of the People’s Council of the Republic on May 2.
“Peaceful protest of people armed only with words and idea was severely suppressed by Ukrainian radicals. The mad and furious Nazis burned alive their compatriots, ruthlessly killing women, old people, and teenagers,” the appeal reads.
“For us, not only Odessa citizens died in that terrible fire, but the Ukrainian state was burned in it,” Miroshnichenko said.
The chairman of the People’s Council is sure that those guilty of the tragic events on May 2, 2014 in Odessa will certainly be punished. “The investigation is deliberately delayed, and the Kyiv authorities hide the truth. However, we know the truth and will never forgive those guilty of these tragic events! The victims of Odessa Khatyn will not be in vain”, said the head of the LPR People’s Council.
From February to May 2014, residents of south-eastern Ukraine protested against the authorities, which seized the power in Kiev as a result of a coup d’etat and set a course for breaking off relations with Russia. Mass protests were held in all major cities in the southeastern regions, including Donetsk, Lugansk, Kharkov, as well as in Odessa and Sevastopol.
A large seat of discontent with the “maidan” government emerged in Odessa. On May 2, 2014, a series of clashes between groups of Ukrainian nationalists and Antimaydan activists took place. The nationalists drove the Antimaidan members out of the Kulikovo field, crushing their tent camp on the way.
Antimaidan members were blocked in the House of Trade Unions, which was set on fire by radicals. People were trying to get out from open doors and windows. And nationalists shot at live targets, threw Molotov cocktails, and beat up those who got out.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency