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USA: Activists call on Ukrainian Pres-elect Zelensky to investigate Odessa massacre

United States, Washington DC
May 02, 2019 at 23:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of activists calling themselves 'Odessa solidarity Campaign' delivered a letter to the Ukrainian embassy in Washington DC, on Thursday, addressed to the Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, demanding an investigation into clashes that took place in Odessa in 2014.

The events occurred in the southern city of Odessa and turned into clashes between pro and anti-Euromaidan demonstrators, that claimed the lives of 48 people injuring 200 others.

The leader of the "Odessa solidarity Campaign" Phil Wilayto says he sees the victory of Zelensky as a sign of obvious rejection by the Ukrainian people of ultra-nationalism, and he hopes that the new leader will launch investigations into the Odessa clashes of 2014.

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A group of activists calling themselves 'Odessa solidarity Campaign' delivered a letter to the Ukrainian embassy in Washington DC, on Thursday, addressed to the Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, demanding an investigation into clashes that took place in Odessa in 2014.

The events occurred in the southern city of Odessa and turned into clashes between pro and anti-Euromaidan demonstrators, that claimed the lives of 48 people injuring 200 others.

The leader of the "Odessa solidarity Campaign" Phil Wilayto says he sees the victory of Zelensky as a sign of obvious rejection by the Ukrainian people of ultra-nationalism, and he hopes that the new leader will launch investigations into the Odessa clashes of 2014.

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SOT, Phil Wilayto, leader of Odessa solidarity campaign: "This was a massacre that took place a few months after the right wing coup that was supported by the United States, that drove out a legitimately elected President and replaced him with a president who is openly sympathetic to fascist forces."

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SOT, Phil Wilayto, leader of Odessa solidarity campaign: "Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky, who won by some 73 percent of the vote, in what was an obvious rejection by Ukrainian voters of the ultranationalism of his predecessor. We will be delivering a letter today to the embassy addressed to Mr. Zelensky asking him to break with those traditions of his predecessor and allow an international investigation of the massacre of May 2, 2014 and also to end the political harassment of the relatives and of journalists, who are attempted to investigate who is behind the massacre."

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