"The international community has not a right neither to forget about [Odessa tragedy] nor to allow for such barbaric crimes in the future," Putin said.
On May 2, 2014, the confrontation between the radical supporters of the new government in Kiev, which came to power after what a coup, and anti-government protesters started on Odessa's Hrets'ka Square and resulted in the demolition of an anti-government groups' camp on Kulykove Pole square and retirement of a group of protesters to the city's House of Trade Unions where they were blocked by the radicals. The building was subsequently set on fire by Molotov cocktails thrown by the radicals.
In February, the head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, said that the probe into the incident in Odessa was not carried out efficiently and criticized the lack of results.
Media reported in December 2016, that Odessa court decided to relaunch the investigation into the incident due to the changes in the panel of judges.