FAKE NEWS CORNER: The 2nd May 2014 Tragedy in Odessa: Russian lies, lies, lies…

By Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers


HRWF (06.05.2022) – https://bit.ly/39H51uZOn 5 May 2022, the spokesman of the Russian ambassador in Paris said on the French LCI TV channel that Ukrainian pro-Maidan activists had killed over 30 Ukrainian pro-Russian activists in 2014 and this was then a war crime!


As usual, it is the opposite that is true. In chronological order, Ukrainian pro-Russian activists then attacked pro-Maidan demonstrators in the center of the city and hours later staged another provocation kilometers from the center which got out of control and led to a human tragedy. By chance, I was there two weeks later, carried out an investigation for several days and published a report that was confirmed by the Council of Europe years later. Since 2014, Russia has repeated its lies again and again about the tragedy in Odessa.



Council of Europe Report HERE

Kharkiv Human Protection Group Reports:

https://khpg.org/en/1407453894: Odessa ‘massacre’ propaganda v. the facts (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1407682047: Dangerous silence over police role in Odessa events (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1424029464: Odesa May 2 trial turns into farce as Russia continues ‘massacre’ propaganda (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1427458492: Fake Odesa ‘mass riots’ staged for Russian TV (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1428196611: More evidence against incendiary lies about Odesa 2 May (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1430087187: Odesa May 2 Investigation: A failed test for Ukrainian justice (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1432470441: Finding the real culprits of the events in Odesa on May 2, 2014 (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1432412747: Movement at last in Odesa May 2 investigation (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1441584924: Vital Probe of Odesa May 2 Tragedy stymied because of questions answered? (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1444010513: Odesa May 2 Suspect ‘We were financed by Moscow’ (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1446644277: Ukrainian authorities slated over Odesa May 2 investigation (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1448751774: Prosecutor suspected of involvement in Odesa May 2 tragedy (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1448801025: Why Ukraine’s leaders abetting Russian ‘May Massacre’ lies (2015)

https://khpg.org/en/1455403660: Ukraine’s Prosecutor General shelves vital Odesa May 2 investigation (2016)

https://khpg.org/en/1459171051: Two years later, Kremlin’s lethal lies about Odesa fire still motivate Donbas recruits (2016)

https://khpg.org/en/1459115877: Sabotage or corruption? Crucial suspect in Odesa May 2 tragedy allowed to escape (2016)

https://khpg.org/en/1505775298: Dramatic acquittals in trial over Odesa 2 May 2014 riots (2017)