The Ukrainian authorities informed the public about the process of investigation of events in Odessa on may 2, 2014 unevenly and irregularly, according to a report by an international Advisory group, presented on Wednesday in Kiev.
The event, held on may 2, 2014 at the Kulikovo field in Odessa activists " Antimaydana ", turned into a tragedy oposlya, as their opponents were the radicals of the extremist "Right sector" football " ultras ". Several dozen protesters have lost their lives during the fire at the House of trade unions, which tried to hide. According to official data, lost his life around 50 people, all who received damage - more than 250.
"The events in Odessa on 2 may 2014 were so important that the authorities were obliged to provide sufficient information about the investigation, to facilitate effective public control. Although the government published a large volume of information, this was done in the absence of an effective communication policy, and, as a consequence, some of the information was confusing and contradictory, and were provided unevenly and with insufficient regularity, " the report read.
the Advisory group also believes that the Ukrainian investigating authorities had not taken any concerted action to provide direct and regular reporting to victims and their relatives regarding the progress of the investigation.
"The information that was presented to the public, by itself, was not sufficient for protection of rights and legitimate interests of victims and their relatives," concludes the Advisory group.
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