Some 40,000 cyclists taking part in Moscow cycle paradeSociety & Culture May 28, 18:33
Corporation Irkut: MS-21 first flight performed in routine modeBusiness & Economy May 28, 16:54
Ukrainian military launch more than 180 shells, mines on Donetsk within one dayWorld May 28, 16:36
Minister: Russia may supply 1,000 MC-21 planes to 2037Business & Economy May 28, 14:42
Lavrov: China, ASEAN interested in organization of Eurasian partnershipRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 28, 11:45
MC-21 airliner makes first test flight - sourceBusiness & Economy May 28, 11:00
Putin congratulates Border Guards on their professional holidayMilitary & Defense May 28, 10:57
Ukrianian court puts on hold lawsuit against ban on Russian social networksWorld May 28, 6:10
Russia’s Lasitskene wins high jump in Diamond League event in Eugene, USSport May 28, 4:59
SEVASTOPOL, May 4. /TASS/. Ukrainian authorities are obviously trying to silence the public or blot out the events that took place in Odessa in 2014, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Thursday.
She noted that May 2 marked three years since the Odessa tragedy.
"The barbaric arson committed by Ukrainian extremists claimed the lives of 48 civilians who had taken shelter inside the Trade Unions House," Zakharova said. "Those people merely dared to express their civic position. And they tried to keep radicals and ultra-nationalists away from their land."
"We have repeatedly said that those responsible for that inhuman crime have gone unpunished. Over the past three years the authorities in Kiev have proved either unable or unwilling to carry out a thorough and impartial investigation of that crime that might clear up all circumstances. To a far greater extent they are concerned not about prosecuting those guilty but about making people forget."
Each time on the eve of the Odessa tragedy an unprecedented amount of military hardware and militants from radical nationalist groups is brought to Odessa.
"Those who wish to pay respects to the victims are not allowed to approach the Trade Unions House and the foreign journalists who go to Ukraine for covering the memorial ceremonies are stopped at the border and turned back. The radically-minded elements in Ukraine stop at nothing to erase the memories of those events."