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    Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov blamed incumbent Ukrainian government for hiding the truth for two years after the Odessa massacre on May 2, 2014.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The Ukrainian authorities are still trying to conceal the truth two years after the massacre in the city of Odessa, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Monday.

    "It is clear that the Kiev regime is doing its utmost to conceal from the Ukrainian people and the international community the truth about this tragedy of a planetary scale. What is unclear it is why the US government, Germany, France, Britain and other countries that call themselves civilized and democratic are silent about this crime," Azarov wrote on Facebook.

    On May 2, 2014, pro-Kiev radicals blocked anti-government protesters in Odesa's House of Trade Unions and set the building on fire by hurling Molotov cocktails inside. According to official statistics, 48 people died in the incident and more than 250 were injured, while alternative sources, cited by Azarov in the Facebook post, say the death toll could reach up to 397 people.

    In late March, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space Coordinator Bruce Gagnon told Sputnik that not a single perpetrator of the 2014 Odesa massacre had been prosecuted despite abundant video and photo evidence.


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