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Russia: Putin marks Odessa massacre as Merkel points to ‘LGBT abuse’ in Chechnya02:39

Russia: Putin marks Odessa massacre as Merkel points to ‘LGBT abuse’ in Chechnya

Russian Federation, Sochi
May 2, 2017 at 14:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Bringing up the topic of human rights, Merkel stated that she had been “especially reminded about the negative reports we have got from Chechnya regarding the treatment of homosexuals and I have asked President Vladimir Putin to use his influence here to raise this issue and as well with the issue of the Jehovah witnesses."

Putin in turn marked the third anniversary of the Odessa massacre, in which forty-eight people died, with over 200 injured, in a series of events that culminated in a large fire ripping through Odessa's Trade Union building on May 2, 2014.

“The perpetrators haven't been punished to this day. The international community should never forget about this incident and should never allow those cruel crimes to happen in the future," said the Russian president.

Putin in turn marked the third anniversary of the Odessa massacre, in which forty-eight people died, with over 200 injured, in a series of events that culminated in a large fire ripping through Odessa's Trade Union building on May 2, 2014.

“The perpetrators haven't been punished to this day. The international community should never forget about this incident and should never allow those cruel crimes to happen in the future," said the Russian president.

“The perpetrators haven't been punished to this day. The international community should never forget about this incident and should never allow those cruel crimes to happen in the future," said the Russian president.

Russia: Putin marks Odessa massacre as Merkel points to ‘LGBT abuse’ in Chechnya02:39
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Bringing up the topic of human rights, Merkel stated that she had been “especially reminded about the negative reports we have got from Chechnya regarding the treatment of homosexuals and I have asked President Vladimir Putin to use his influence here to raise this issue and as well with the issue of the Jehovah witnesses."

Putin in turn marked the third anniversary of the Odessa massacre, in which forty-eight people died, with over 200 injured, in a series of events that culminated in a large fire ripping through Odessa's Trade Union building on May 2, 2014.

“The perpetrators haven't been punished to this day. The international community should never forget about this incident and should never allow those cruel crimes to happen in the future," said the Russian president.

Putin in turn marked the third anniversary of the Odessa massacre, in which forty-eight people died, with over 200 injured, in a series of events that culminated in a large fire ripping through Odessa's Trade Union building on May 2, 2014.

“The perpetrators haven't been punished to this day. The international community should never forget about this incident and should never allow those cruel crimes to happen in the future," said the Russian president.

“The perpetrators haven't been punished to this day. The international community should never forget about this incident and should never allow those cruel crimes to happen in the future," said the Russian president.

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