In memory of those killed in Odessa Massacre on May 2, 2014

May 2, 2017

Three years ago, on May 2, 2014 pro-Kiev ultra-nationalists blocked anti-government protesters in Odessa’s  Trade Unions House and set the building on fire by hurling Molotov cocktails inside. Most of the demonstrators were burned alive, others were stoned and gunned to death by the crowd outside while trying to escape from the burning building. According to the official report 48 people were killed, over 100 injured but the actual numbers…


RCC calls for a fair and independent investigation of May 2, 2014 massacre in Odessa, Ukraine

May 1, 2017

Dear Member of Parliament, In the commemoration of the third anniversary of the tragic events in Odessa on May 2, 2014, the Russian Congress of Canada (RCC) remembers those who fell victim to the violence of right-wing Ukrainian radicals and draws attention to the failure of Ukrainian authorities to properly investigate and prosecute the culprits. RCC calls upon the Canadian government to exercise its influence on official Kyiv so that the investigation…


Odessa: Averting Another Massacre

  By Nicolai Petro, Counterpunch, April 28, 2016   May 2 will mark the second anniversary of one of the most horrific, politically inspired tragedies in modern European history — the fire in the Odessa trade union building that killed 48 people and wounded another 200. Numerous pleas by the United Nations and the European Union for a thorough investigation into the causes of this tragedy have gone unanswered. Multiple…

May 1, 2016