EU ambassador urges Ukrainian authorities to bring those responsible for May 2, 2014 Odesa tragedy to justice

Head of the European Union's Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski has called on Kyiv to conduct an independent and transparent investigation into the May 2, 2014 tragic events in Odesa and bring those responsible to justice.

"Today we recall the tragic events in Odesa on 2 May 2014 that left more than 40 people dead and 200 injured. I urge the government of Ukraine to follow up on the recommendations of the Council of Europe International Advisory Panel and to carry out an independent and transparent investigation. All those responsible for the crimes must be brought to justice," a statement, posted on the Facebook account of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, reads.

Large-scale clashes involving supporters of Ukraine's federalization, the Antimaidan movement and far-right activists erupted in Odesa on May 2, 2014. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry put the death toll from those events at around 50, with most of these people killed in a fire at the Trade Unions House, to which participants of the Antimaidan movement fled for cover after the clashes.

 

 

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