The leader of the Youth Unity organization, Anton Davidchenko, announced the beginning of the formation of the People's Druzhina detachments to protect the city from "nationalist organizations of radicals."
Thousands of people gathered on Kulikovo Pole Square in Odessa to oppose the Euromaidan movement. The demonstrators who organized the “anti-Maidan” camp waved Russian and Odessa flags, shouted slogans “Odessa is a hero city, Odessa does not give up!” and held posters with the image of Joseph Stalin.
A video appeared on the Internet in which members of the Right Sector organization seized the premises of the prosecutor's office in Odessa and demanded that law enforcement officers "decide whether they are with Ukraine or with the occupiers."
A rally against political repressions took place in Odessa. In the city center on Kulikovo Pole square, signatures are being collected for holding referendums on granting the status of the state language to the Russian language, decentralization of power and determining the external vector of Ukraine's development.
Demonstrators in downtown Odessa erect barricades around a tent city. There is a collection of signatures for holding a referendum on granting the Russian language the status of the state language and the decentralization of power in the country.
In Odessa, a monument to the victims of the Holocaust, erected on a square named after Soviet Marshal Fyodor Tolbukhin, was desecrated.
The authorities in Odessa demanded that the protesters remove the tents where they collect signatures for holding a referendum on the decentralization of power in Ukraine and on the state status of the Russian language.
There are beatings of passers-by with St. George ribbons (first video). About 1,000 mercenaries from the central and western regions of Ukraine arrived in Odessa to clean up the Kulikovo field, the place where anti-Maidan rallies are held (second video).
IN ODESSA, SEVEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED DURING A FIGHT BETWEEN SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS OF THE NEW KIEV GOVERNMENT
Seven people were injured as a result of clashes between members of the Euromaidan-Odessa group and anti-Maidanists near the hotel building in Odessa, where Oleg Tsarev, a candidate for the presidency of Ukraine, was staying. This was reported on Thursday in the press service of the Odessa police. Tsarev arrived last Thursday in the city to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Odessa from Nazi invaders and was going to hold a press conference. Members of the Euromaidan-Odessa group gathered at the hotel on Fontanskaya Road, where he stayed. Several dozen people blocked the exit from the building and chanted "Tsarev, come out!" As a result of an attempt by a group of "anti-Maidanites" to unblock the approaches to the building, a skirmish broke out.
A rally was held in Odessa, which was attended by about 500 supporters of the federalization of Ukraine, its participants announced their intention to dismiss the chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Volodymyr Nemirovsky. Deputy of the Odessa Regional Council from the Party of Regions Vyacheslav Markin called on everyone on April 24 to gather near the building of the regional council, where the regular session will be held, and support the demand for the resignation of the governor of the Odessa region.
THE HEAD OF THE ODESSA POLICE DEMANDED TO REMOVE ARMED ACTIVISTS FROM KYIV FROM THE CITY
“ Armed activists of radical public organizations sent from Kiev are destabilizing the situation in the region,” Petr Lutsyuk, head of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, said this at a session of the regional council.
“Due to the fact that a large number of people gathered in Kyiv who were left unattended there, it was decided to send these formations to Odessa. We don't need it. They have arrived and are creating an unstable situation,” Lutsyuk said. According to him, these people have set up 12 checkpoints in the region, where more than 500 people are on duty in shifts.
Local media report on the numerous conflicts that arise between activists of right-wing radical organizations at checkpoints with residents of Odessa and guests of the city. Radicals smash car windows, beat people and extort money from them.
MARCH IN MEMORY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO DIED IN KYIV
Thousands of Odessans marched through the streets of the city to honor the memory of law enforcement officers who died during the riots in Kiev. They carried posters “Kyiv junta to court” and “We are Slavs, we are united”, “Liars and murderers rule in Kyiv”, “Down with fascists”, Russian flags and banners of Victory. The organizers of the demonstration - activists of the public movement "People's Alternative" - announced a fundraiser for the treatment of injured policemen and for the installation of a monument to the Berkut fighters in Odessa.
Supporters of the "People's Alternative" every weekend bring thousands of people to the streets of the city against the usurpation of power in Kyiv and for holding a referendum on the decentralization of power, the state status of the Russian language and determining the external vector of the country's development. They called for a referendum to be organized before the presidential election scheduled for May 25, and set up a tent camp on Kulikovo Pole Square in the city center, where they are collecting signatures for holding it.
A few days before the tragedy, about 800 radicals, the so-called "hundreds of Maidan", were brought to Odessa under the guise of football fans. These are the people who "did everything" on the Maidan in Kyiv. Together with the number of radicals that had already been brought to Odessa a month earlier, the resulting punitive detachment rounded up the activists of the Kulikovo Pole (Anti-Maidan movement) - those people who peacefully collected signatures for holding a referendum on the federalization of the country, the status of the Russian language in the House of Trade Unions. They barricaded the doors and threw Molotov cocktails at the building. After some time, the radicals of the Right Sector entered the building where the participants of the Kulikovo field took refuge. Almost all of them were armed with firearms. People, including the elderly and children, as well as one pregnant woman, were brutally beaten to death with sticks, shot, burned alive and strangled. The Ukrainian authorities concealed the exact data of those killed and torn to pieces, according to eyewitnesses, 150-200 people, according to official data from Kyiv, 48.
It is important to know that all this was arranged by the Kiev authorities: the organized transport of radicals and their arming. The centurion Mykola reported on the results to some minister (most likely Parubiy), more than one radical who killed people in the House of Trade Unions was not arrested. All hushed up. On the talk show "Shuster TV" that day, the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada were sitting in the studio and receiving live footage of what was happening in Odessa with applause and statements, they praised the radicals and rejoiced. Tymoshenko personally thanked all the participants in the execution. Otherwise, watch the video. Everything is there!
Punitive operation on May 2
Analysis of the event on May 2
How they killed in Odessa on May 2, 2014 (private shooting)
How a pregnant employee of the House of Trade Unions was killed
Several hundred residents of Odessa are picketing the building of the city police department, demanding the release from arrest of activists who survived in the House of Trade Unions set on fire by the militants of the Right Sector. Relatives of the detainees told reporters that about 60 Kulikovo Polya activists were being held in the cells of the city police.
Later, the protesting local residents went on the assault. As a result, the authorities had to release everyone. However, it turned out that they were not given their passports.
ODESSA POLICE RELEASED DETAINED ANTI-MAIDAN PROTESTERS
67 anti-Maidan activists, who were detained during the riots on May 2, were released from the temporary detention center in the Odessa police department. The police leadership is negotiating with the protesters who are standing near the ITT building. The Odessa police put forward their own version of what happened in the House of Trade Unions: "They burned themselves."
By nightfall, Right Sector activists blocked the building of the local police department, protesting against the release of federalization supporters.
Odessa says goodbye to those who died during the riots on May 2. Kulikovo Pole Square, where on that day Right Sector militants set fire to the regional House of Trade Unions, is strewn with flowers. For the third day, the townspeople bring memorial candles, lamps and icons to the building. Meanwhile, the radicals are creating a territorial defense battalion in Odessa.
There are 44 people in medical institutions in Odessa who suffered in the riots on May 2, of which four are in serious condition. Such data was reported to journalists in the information department of the city council.
In the Odessa region, unknown people set fire to Privatbank branches. It belongs to the oligarch Kolomoisky, who supported the change of power in Kyiv and announced a reward for the capture of supporters of federalization.
The new Odessa governor, Igor Palitsa, criticized the Right Sector, whose activists, together with the so-called self-defense of the Maidan, set fire to the House of Trade Unions, where dozens of supporters of federalization burned to death. The governor expressed the opinion that representatives of this radical organization should not be on the streets of cities.
Odessa police published their version of the death of people on May 2 in the House of Trade Unions. The dead supporters of federalization, as previously stated by the authorities, forty-eight. Six died from gunshot wounds, ten crashed by jumping out of windows, and the rest suffocated with carbon monoxide.
In Odessa, about a hundred people, including those with symbols of the Right Sector radical group, staged a demonstration outside the Russian consulate demanding to remove the flag. The approaches to the building were blocked by reinforced police squads, among the demonstrators who were brought up on buses, the vice-governor of the region Zoya Kazanzhi.
Later, Odessa police detained four demonstrators who started a fight in front of the Russian consulate. As the governor of the region Igor Palitsa told reporters, they found explosives and a knife. Several people were injured in the clashes, one of them was taken away by an ambulance.
IN ODESSA, TERRORIST ATTACKS PREPARED BY NATIONALISTS AT THE RUSSIAN CONSULATE WERE PREVENTED
In Odessa, the police prevented a series of terrorist attacks by seizing explosive devices that the nationalists planned to detonate during a rally near the monument to the Duke of Richelieu and riots outside the Russian consulate. As the head of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ivan Katerynchuk, told reporters, two attackers were detained who “planned to provoke a fight between the participants in the rally near the consulate and the security forces, then bring an improvised explosive device into the crowd and detonate it remotely.”