Russia will closely track the results of the Ukrainian investigation of the tragedy in Odessa on May 2, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Commissioner for Human Rights Konstantin Dolgov told OSCE during the presentation of the White Book on human rights violations in Ukraine during the recent conflict.
Kiev hinders the investigation of the tragic events in Odessa and other cases of human rights violations in Ukraine, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich has said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has released an update of its White Book onhuman rights abuse and the supremacy of law in Ukraine for the period from April through mid-June 2014, says a report posted on the ministry website. The White Book is bound to draw international attention to the fact of massive violations of human rights in Ukraine, Dolgov said.
Twenty people died on May 2 in Odessa from being poisoned by gas, smoke and fumes, the head of Odessa's regional bureau of forensic medical examination, Grigory Krivda informed RIA Novosti.
The authors of the report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights's office (OHCHR) strive to keep covering for the Kiev authorities, which are responsible for the deaths in Odessa, an official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Alexander Lukashevich, states in his commentary on the publication of the OHCHR report on the situation with human rights in Ukraine.
OSCE ambassador says the organization will maintain contacts with Ukrainian presidential envoy for conflict settlement in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions Irina Gerashchenko, reports TASS.
While some residents of Odessa believe that the government in Kiev is responsible for the atrocity that happened in the Trade Union building on May 2 and which resulted in deaths of at least 48 peaceful pro-federalization protesters, others believe that the US is to blame, Hal Foster writes in USA Today.
The monitoring mission of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Office (OHCHR) has expressed regret that the Ukrainian Interior Ministry and security service do not cooperate with UN experts in investigating the tragic events in Odessa.
Russia hopes for the objective assessment of the situation in Ukraine in the next UN report on human rights, which will be submitted this week, said on Tuesday the Russian permanent representative at the world organization, Vitaly Churkin. "First of all, we hope to see an objective assessment of the situation in Ukraine, and we would be very interested to see what they are going to say about the massacre in Odessa on May 2, because we have been assured that the UN will monitor the situation during the investigation" said Churkin.
A Federalization activist of Ukraine talked about the tragic events that took place in Odessa on May 2 at a meeting in Vienna on Tuesday night and encourages the European public to listen to the different sides of the conflict going on in Ukraine and learn the truth about it. "People living in Western Europe, in the European Union, do not know that right in the heart of Europe under their noses plague develops", said Sergei Marhel, who was presented as an eyewitness of Odessa tragedy by the organizers of the meeting - the Austrian public organization Solidar-Werkstatt and the Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots in Austria.
On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Special Representative for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov presented his book called "Mass Human Rights Violations in the Course of Civil Resistance between February 22nd and May 5th 2014".
Ivan Kozhedub, the famous ace from WWII, three times the Hero of the Soviet Union, was born in Ukraine. The military pilot who stroke terror into Goering’s pilots would unlikely be willing to call those who yesterday killed people in Lugansk compatriots or colleagues. It is very doubtful that Ukrainians piloted those planes. Not only because the city was attacked with the precision not typical of them. But because only those who do not consider that land to be their homeland and look down at it with a sense of superiority could attack that land in such a way.
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Ukraine's parliamentary commission investigating riots and bloodshed in the city of Odessa has requested to extend the investigation deadline due to a large amount of work.
Russia has submitted a draft resolution on Ukraine to the UN Security Council, the Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin told. The draft presumes an immediate ending of violence and the setting up of humanitarian corridors. "We submitted a draft resolution of the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine," Churkin said after a meeting, which the Council had held behind closed doors.
United Nations is scrutinizing the tragic events that occurred in Odessa May 2, Russia's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, told reporters Monday. He added, however, that there is no full-blown criminal investigation on the part of the world's top international agency, according to the TASS news agency reports.
Anti-Maidan activists in Ukraine's Odessa plan to organize on June 1 mass rallies to protest against the civil war in the country and repression unleashed by the Kiev authorities, Artem Davidchenko, the leader of the Odessa People's Militia public organization, said on Thursday.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon could display some insistence to ensure a transparent investigation into the May 2 tragedy in Odessa, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
There would have been far more casualties in Crimea than there were in Odessa, had the peninsula not joined Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.