DPR head: Donbass will never forget the tragedy of May 2 in Odessa

02.05.2023, Donetsk.

For many residents of Donbass, Ukraine ceased to exist as a state nine years ago after the mass burning of people in Odessa, acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushylin wrote in his Telegram channel on May 2.

Pushylin wrote that Ukraine, which the residents of Donbass knew, ceased to exist for many of them forever along with the people burned alive in Odessa’s Trade Union House. Pushylin noted that the current ruling regime in Kyiv still has not given an adequate assessment of those terrible events and has done nothing to conduct a fair investigation.

According to Pushilin, “to please the West and to preserve power, Ukrainian politicians continue to commit crimes: murder, genocide, and ethnic and religious oppression.”

He added that the people of Donbas would never forget those who died at the hands of neo-Nazis in the Trade Union House in Odessa.

Nine years ago, on May 2, 2014, a group of extremists from the Right Sector (organization banned in Russia) burned down a tent camp in Odessa’s Kulikovo Field where anti-Maidan activists had been collecting signatures for a referendum on a law on the federalization of Ukraine and recognizing Russian as the second state language in the country.

Anti-Maidan activists were forced to hide from the beatings in the building of the House of Trade Unions, but the Nazis locked them in and set the building on fire. About fifty people died in the fire or while trying to escape the burning building.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency