Kiev halves water supplies to LPR from another pumping station — LPR negotiatorWorld December 03, 0:50
Civilian wounded by Ukrainian sniper near Gorlovka — agencyWorld December 03, 0:31
Reconciliation agreements signed with 6 Syrian settlements — Russian Defense MinistryWorld December 02, 23:50
Russia doesn't understand why Kiev still continues operation in Donbass — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 22:59
Russian field engineers take off for Syria to take part in Aleppo demining operationMilitary & Defense December 02, 21:24
Putin praises Hermitage Museum for its efforts in restoring PalmyraSociety & Culture December 02, 21:03
Lavrov says 'Crimea is not a problem, it is a part of Russia'Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 20:42
Russian top diplomat says Syria cannot repeat Libya’s fateRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 19:53
Key facts about the '90s price liberalization in RussiaBusiness & Economy December 02, 19:46
KIEV, September 22. /TASS/. Kiev authorities are in no hurry to bring to justice those responsible for the Odessa tragedy of May 2, 2014, as well as for deaths on Kiev’s Maidan Square during anti-government riots, the leader of Ukrainian Choice movement, Viktor Medvedchuk, wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
He said unwillingness of the official Kiev to investigate these crimes was becoming increasingly obvious to the international community. Medvedchuk cited UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, as expressing concern over stalled investigation.
"He said that most evidence in the deaths of more than 100 people in mass riots in central Kiev and 48 people at Odessa’s Trade Unions House had been destroyed," Medvedchuk wrote.
"Criminal inaction of law enforcement officials demonstrates lack of professionalism or unwillingness to bring to justice those responsible for the tragedy," he added.
The tragedy at the Odessa House of Trade Unions occurred on May 2, 2014. A sign-up campaign in support of a referendum turned into clashes between nationalist activists of the Right Sector and the Maidan self-defense groups on the one side and federalization supporters on the other side. The clashes resulted in the local House of Trade Unions being set on fire. More than 200 people were injured in the tragedy while 48 lost their lives.
The Administrative Court of Appeal of the Odessa Region in southern Ukraine on September 15 upheld the ruling by the first instance court obligating the authorities to make public the cause of death of 48 people in last year’s massacre.
However, on September 18 UN rapporteur Christof Heyns said most evidence on the Odessa tragedy had been destroyed right after the events.