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Ukraine: Floral tributes laid at Trade Unions House to commemorate Odessa victims00:39

Ukraine: Floral tributes laid at Trade Unions House to commemorate Odessa victims

Ukraine, Odessa
May 2, 2015 at 15:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

More than 1000 residents of the Ukrainian city of Odessa gathered outside the Trade Unions House, Saturday, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the deadly blaze inside the building which claimed the lives of 48 anti-Kiev protesters. Participants brought flowers and black balloons but refrained from wearing any political attire such as St. George ribbons or banners.

Forty-eight people died, with over 200 injured, in a series of events that led to an inferno in the Trade Unions building in Odessa on May 2. After clashes erupted between anti-Maidan and pro-Maidan protesters, the latter group reportedly set fire to the Trade Unions House where anti-Maidan demonstrators had found refuge.

Despite international concerns and calls to investigate the tragedy, the perpetrators of the 2014 Odessa massacre have not been prosecuted yet.

Ukraine: Floral tributes laid at Trade Unions House to commemorate Odessa victims00:39
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More than 1000 residents of the Ukrainian city of Odessa gathered outside the Trade Unions House, Saturday, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the deadly blaze inside the building which claimed the lives of 48 anti-Kiev protesters. Participants brought flowers and black balloons but refrained from wearing any political attire such as St. George ribbons or banners.

Forty-eight people died, with over 200 injured, in a series of events that led to an inferno in the Trade Unions building in Odessa on May 2. After clashes erupted between anti-Maidan and pro-Maidan protesters, the latter group reportedly set fire to the Trade Unions House where anti-Maidan demonstrators had found refuge.

Despite international concerns and calls to investigate the tragedy, the perpetrators of the 2014 Odessa massacre have not been prosecuted yet.

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