A year after the massacre in Odessa by Ukrainian government supporters, the Russian foreign ministry condemned today the little attention given to the massacre in European and US news, as part of the “information warfare and manipulation of the media”.
According to the Russian foreign ministry, Western media has given little attention to the events from May 2 last year, when Ukrainian radicals set fire to the Trade Union House in Odessa, killing 48 and injuring over 200 people inside.
“With a deep concern we have to state that one year [since the tragedy], the Ukrainian justice system did not take any tangible steps toward an objective, independent and impartial investigation of this horrific crime in order to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said
On May 2, 2014, hundreds of opponents to the coup in Kiev, protested peacefully against the unlawful government and ultra-radical allies.
The response was an attack by neo-Nazi Right Sector nationalists, along with pro-Ukrainian football fan and radicals. The inaction by the police allowed the radicals to trap the anti-Kiev protestors inside the Trade Union House, which was set on fire by Molotov cocktails.