20 June 2014 – Some media have published today incorrect information regarding the section of the Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine which describes the events on May 2, 2014, in Odessa, that led to casualties (please, see paragraphs 37 to 93).

20 June 2014 – Some media have published today incorrect information regarding the section of the Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine which describes the events on May 2, 2014, in Odessa, that led to casualties (please, see paragraphs 37 to 93).

Contrary to what reported, the OHCHR report does not contain any reference to the "involvement of employees of the Russian special services in the event" in its text.

The OHCHR report describes the six investigations and commissions established to investigate the tragic events in Odesa on 2 May. In order to ensure confidence in the investigations and guarantee accountability and due process, a number of questions must be answered, the report says. These include identifying who shot at protesters during the afternoon; explaining why the police and the fire brigade were slow to react, or did not react at all; detailing precisely what happened in the Trade Union Building and the cause of the fire; and identifying any perpetrators.

 

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