Rally against punitive operations in the East of Ukraine was held on Sunday in Odessa, demonstrators honored the memory of those who died may 2 in the House of trade unions, which burned militants " Right sector " and the so-called " self-defense Maidan ".
Hundreds of protesters, most of whom were children, were painted anti-war slogans asphalt Kulikova of a field in front of the House of trade unions, ITAR-TASS reported." No war!", " Fascism will Not pass!", " Never forget, Never forgive ", " Down with dictatorship!" - these and other phrase appeared on asphalt, and on the fence, which the government has built before the burned building. Rally participants honored the memory of the victims of may 2, speaking before them speakers urged to end punitive operations of the Ukrainian authorities on Donbass ". In own views, they noted that " Ukraine is the fratricidal war in which each of a loved one killed citizens of one country and tears wives and mothers with both the West and East of Ukraine equally bitter!". The order on the square were provided by several dozen police officers. No incidents at the meeting, which ended around midnight, was Not. may 2, in the process of confrontation with football fans and radicals from the " Right sector " supporters of federalization had to hide in the House of trade unions. Then Ukrainian nationalists set fire to the building, and those who tried to escape from the fire, fired and killed with sticks and stones. During the riots took the life of 48 people and damaged the health of more than 200. A number of Ukrainian politicians claimed that the Kiev authorities are deliberately underestimate the number of victims, which can reach up to 116 people. In Eastern Ukraine continues active phase punitive operations deployed by Ukrainian law-enforcers against the self-proclaimed supporters of the referendum Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. Security forces are actively using heavy artillery and combat aircraft. Mentions numerous victims among the peaceful residents and the destruction of houses and infrastructure.