MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The self-proclaimed people's republics of Donetsk and Luhansk (DPR and LPR) are commemorating on Saturday the victims of 2014 Odessa Massacre.
Saturday marks exactly one year since pro-Kiev radicals blocked anti-government protesters in Odessa's House of Trade Unions and set the building on fire by hurling Molotov cocktails inside. The tragic incident saw at least 48 people killed and over 200 injured.
According to Denis Miroshnichenko, the Chairman of the Association of the Lugansk Youth, various commemorative events are being held in the city of Lugansk and elsewhere in the region.
On May 2, 2014 pro-Kiev radicals and Right Sector militia blocked the anti-government protesters in the House of Trade Unions and set the building on fire, using Molotov cocktails. Many people jumped to their deaths in an attempt to escape the inferno, while others were finished off by the crowd outside, according to eye-witness accounts.
Moscow has been urging Kiev to conduct a prompt and transparent investigation into the Odessa tragedy since the day of the deadly fire.
One year after the tragedy, Kiev authorities have not completed the investigation of the case and perpetrators have not been brought to justice.