Ukraine’s Whitewashed Odessa Massacre Report

By Stephen Lendman

OdessafireUkraine is the epicenter of European fascist reemergence. May’s Odessa massacre revealed its ugly face.
Kiev bore full responsibility. What happened was no-holds-barred barbarism.
Reports at the time suppressed it. Premeditated mass murder was committed as planned. More on this below.
On September 9, Itar Tass said Odessa-based media accused Kiev of fabricating its report.
“(W)itnesses’ evidence proving the involvement of National Security and Defense Council head Andryi Paruby” was excluded.
Kiev’s report suppressed “evidence of numerous witnesses about involvement in the riots of about 500 (Maidan) radicals…”
Regional governor Vladimir Nemrovsky “accommodated (them) in Odessa.”
Kiev’s report excluded Odessa branch Center Right Ukraine Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) leadership names.
Former world heavyweight boxing champion/current Kiev major Vitali Klitschko heads it.
Other names are omitted. They include Maidan veteran Andrei Yusov and other Maidan leaders.
“…Radical nationalists…set ablaze a tent camp of pro-federalism activists and the House of Trade Unions (TUH).”
Kiev wrongfully blamed “pro-Russian activists” for neo-Nazi-infested Maidan radicals’ crimes.
Its report lied calling it “impossible” to determine cause of death of Odessa victims “due to the lack of state-of-the-art equipment.”
Verifiable evidence proves otherwise. Neo-Nazi Right Sector thugs set Odessa’s Trade Union House (TUH) ablaze.
People were trapped inside. Dozens were massacred. Scores more were injured. Many were missing.
They were either dead or in neo-Nazi hands. Early reports way underestimated what happened. It was multiples worse than reported.
Neo-Nazis isolated Odessans inside the TUH. A largely unwitnessed massacre followed.
Setting the building ablaze was strategy. It was done to conceal mass murder. Ordinary Ukrainians were slaughtered in cold blood.
Nearby tents were set on fire. Doing so preceded what followed. Right Sector thugs positioned themselves inside the TUH. They were there in advance.
They were armed and dangerous. Police did nothing to intervene. They conspired with fascist killers. So did Odessan firefighters.
They only appeared when TUH’s entrance doors burned through. Its building was five stories. From outside, fire was only visible in a single room.
Bodies were shown on upper floors untouched by fire. How did they get there? Who bore responsibility?
They were murdered in advance. Things were staged. They were made to seem like fire consumed them.
Corpses were dragged from where they died. People perished inside from gunshot wounds, strangling and beatings.
Some were thrown from windows. They didn’t jump. It bears repeating. Setting TUH ablaze masked what happened. Fire didn’t kill activists inside. Neo-Nazi hoodlums did.
odessa-massarce4Some corpses had burnt heads and shoulders only. Clothes they wore showed no signs of fire.
Someone doused their shoulders and heads with “flammable stuff.” Hands and wrists were burned to the bone.
Photos showed strange whitewash floor markings. It was powder from extinguishers.
Right Sector thugs used it on people they killed. They did so to protect themselves from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Hardwood floors showed no signs of fire damage. Victims were murdered other ways.
Photographic evidence was damning. So were independent videos. They showed mass murder by means other than fire and/or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Some bodies had multiple gun shot wounds to the head. They were executed in cold blood at point blank range.
A pregnant woman was strangled with an electric wire. Hundreds were killed. As many as 300 or more.
Most were hacked to death with axes or clubbed to death with bats. Some were shot. Others were thrown from windows.
Survivor Tatyana Ivananko said anti-Kiev activists tried hiding from Right Sector thugs. They barricaded themselves for protection.
Right Sector thugs were inside the TUH before fire started. They wouldn’t let anyone out.
Most floors weren’t affected by fire. Victims died by other means, said Tatyanya.
At the time, damning videos circulated online. One showed a woman atop the TUH. She screamed for help.
Street-level thugs mocked her. She’s “not a woman,” they said. “She’s a separatist. Beat the s..t out of her so she finally shuts up.”
Acting prosecuting general Oleg Makhnitsky lied. It’s too early to know who set the building ablaze, he said.
Clear evidence proved otherwise. Coverup and Big Lies concealed it. Mass murder was ignored. Accountability remains denied.
Fascists operate this way. America is a hotbed of injustice. So is Ukraine. No-holds-barred barbarism reflects official policy.
Washington manipulates things covertly. Coup-appointed putschists are convenient stooges.
They committed gruesome atrocities. They murdered hundreds of Odessans in cold blood.
Survivors won’t forget May 2. Neo-Nazi Right Sector thugs planned well in advance. Western leaders buried truth. So did MSM scoundrels.
A survivor explained what she saw. “When I was on the Cathedral Square, I personally saw with my own eyes how a man of maybe around 40 – they cut his throat.”
“They pushed him on the ground and cut his throat – and they shouted, ‘Glory to Ukraine.’ “
“Everything happened so quickly. Someone said that
we all have to get inside the Trades Union building.”
“Everyone quickly began carrying everything into the building
and reinforcing everything inside.”
“When I was on the second floor, I saw many of the pro-Maidan (supporters) gathering around. They surrounded us.”
“They were all around the building.” A fire was “ignited…I went downstairs and heard shooting inside the building.”
A man “was shouting that the Right Sector was coming. Everybody run.”
“I ran into an office. Two men were brought in. They had suffocated. They were dead.”
“There was not a sound other than the shots. (A) couple of minutes passed. People inside said “(l)et us in. Let us in. We are with you. They are killing us.”
“I was in such a shock. I can’t even describe this to you. I did not expect that anyone could rejoice so much over killing someone.”
“My ears were wringing. We were screaming. We were just begging them not to kill us.”
“They killed everyone they saw. Everyone at once. A man was lying right by my feet. He was covered in blood. They beat him with bats.”
“They took one woman away. I don’t know where. Then as soon as they took me out of an office, I begged them to let me go because I have a small child.”
“They could not care less…I stood there. I saw everything. They were dragging people. I don’t know where they were taking them.”
“When they took me out of an office, I was walking on corpses. Then we went on the stairs and there I only saw blood.”
“I saw bodies in the hallway. They were dragging them. They began shooting.”
“People inside tried to get out to safety. Some of them were shot.”
Somehow the eyewitness survived. Most inside the TUH perished. Most others who got out were murdered.
It bears repeating. Right Sector thugs killed hundreds of Odessans in cold blood.
They shot them. They hacked them to death with axes. They beat them to death with bats.
They threw people out windows. Survivors able to escape were attacked outside. Most were murdered in cold blood.
Official accounts suppressed what happened. MSM scoundrels regurgitated official Big Lies.
Whitewash substituted for truth and full disclosure. Fascist regimes operate this way. America’s newest colony is one of the worst.
It bears repeating. It’s the epicenter of European fascist reemergence.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
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