Russia slams Kiev over Odessa deaths

Russia slams Kiev over Odessa deaths

… with …  Press TV, Tehran

–  First published  May 3, 2014 

Nearly 40 people died in the Odessa fire.

Nearly 40 people died in the Odessa fire.

Russia has censured pro-Western authorities in Kiev as ‘criminally irresponsible’ following a deadly fire in the trade union building in Ukraine’s Odessa.

On Friday, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that nearly 40 people died in the fire. Thirty of the victims were asphyxiated by smoke and eight died when they jumped out the windows in an attempt to save their lives.

Moscow said later that the deadly incident was “another manifestation of the criminal irresponsibility of the Kiev authorities.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry also accused the “authorities” of “indulging radical nationalists, including Right Sector” who in turn were “organizing physical terror campaigns against supporters of federalization.”

Ukraine has not commented on Moscow’s stance yet.

Moscow also called on Kiev and its “Western backers to end what it calls the anarchy and take responsibility before the Ukrainian people.”

Meanwhile, Ukraine interim president, Oleksandr Turchynov, said many protesters died on Friday during an offensive against the eastern city of Slavyansk.

Kiev confirmed on the same day that pro-Russia activists shot down two Ukraine army helicopters near Slavyansk. Fatalities were also reported.

Near the city of Yasynuvata, the Donetsk region, pro-Russia protesters seized a rail control center.

Over a dozen cities in eastern Ukraine including Luhansk, Kramatorsk, Donetsk and Horlivka are under the control of pro-Russia protesters.

The protests gained momentum in Ukraine after Crimea declared independence from the former Soviet state and formally applied to become part of the Russian Federation following a referendum in March.

Editing:  Erica P. Wissinger


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28 Responses to "Russia slams Kiev over Odessa deaths"

  1. haroldsmith  May 3, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Russia should also slam itself, for failing to take any action whatsoever at any convenient time BEFORE the barbarians finally arrived at the gates – after a long and obvious journey.

    Let’s face it, whether it be the bombing of the King David Hotel or the new “Pearl Harbor”, Jews usually always “telegraph” their intentions beforehand. In this case, with their published PNAC papers, they did everything but draw a picture for the world.

    Pick anyplace in history that you want to start. Let’s take 9/11 for example. Now, it either happened essentially as per the claims of the “U.S. government”, or it was a false-flag attack by “insiders”, i.e., Jews and their puppets in high places in the “U.S. government”. If it was a false-flag attack – as has been obvious for many years – then the implications are obvious and ominous.

    If a 9/11 style attack had happened elsewhere, e.g. in Russia or China, would the “U.S. government” take government statements at face value, or would it do a little brainstorming and come to its own conclusion?
    What have Russia and China been doing for all these years, sleeping?

    • K_from_Russia  May 4, 2014 at 4:36 am

      Yeah, we definitely had to start acting much earlier, but, after USSR fall we were so brainwashed by western propoganda in our belief that America is “exceptional” and “the liberator of the humanity” and “the defender of the starving and wounded” so only in 2000, after Serbia was bombed by US, we started to realize that there are satanists sitting in D.C. and then, when Putin came to Power, we started to act

    • Oleg  May 5, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Hi there
      I’m keeping telling my Russian counterparts over and over – please do not mistake US Government and people of the United States. Doing this you are missing very important stuff can be learned from the US and there are many of such.


    • Dai Chai  May 7, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Well Russia for one is just now extricating itself out the cesspool which it so trustingly let itself be privatized into by all those Harvard Boys. It may never regain its former powers and fortunes but at least it may wash off the filth it was mired in. So sad to say it really lacks the strength to assume the major task of taking on the Great Satan. Not by themselves at any rate.

  2. Edmund Dalpe  May 3, 2014 at 11:54 am


    The goal of this violence seems to be designed to precipitate pressure on Russia to act. US/NATO could give a rat’s haha about east or west Ukraine. They are waiting for Russia to intervene in order to execute a false flag against Poland or another Baltic State in order to embroil Russia in a wider war.

    They want to destroy Russia and the “Silk Road”.

    Notice that the US is mysteriously absent from the game? They pivoted to Asia!


    Edmund Dalpe

    • Bartered  May 4, 2014 at 12:26 am

      Its sick how they control a situation using the probability of another disaster to prevent direct intervention from a current nightmare they created. I don’t think Putin’s rationale is depending on what “they” do next as much as what would work to keep the honest civilians alive. Odessa may be a game changer. Intentionally killing people falling from a burning building is the mental equivalency of the USSR soldiers abusing Germans; as portrayed in Jonas Alexis articles on WWII. They aren’t human.

    • nathanpilson  May 4, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Jim, something tells me Putin has got the upper hand.,#1 He is a chess Champion, and he was head of The KGB. BUT WHAT MAKES ME THING HE HAS THIS IS THIS Remember. Syria is gaining ground,In spite of all The money and arms going into Syria Putin has strong Military ties to Syria., and they are winning. # 2 Remember the police did not have guns., and regardless of how the washington elite try to spin the phone call between Ashton and the Estonian official, which say the Yatsenyuk forces were shooting both police and protesters.and regardless if is a smoking gun, the bottom line is why? why didn`t the police have guns and fight back? there is only one reason. Putin was expecting this. and again regardless of the press., everything is going as planned. and the worse thing for the Obama administration is this massacre in Odessa.Putin really doesn`t have to anything but wait for the crooks continue to fall on their faces in front of the entire global public.Putin is an old mature warrior. time is on his side.

    • Oleg  May 5, 2014 at 7:58 am

      You are absolutely right – our “leaders” want to drug Russia into war. Russia is raising and they are very worry about it. If Russia will be strong their ability to start wars around the globe would be restricted. And, our NEOCONS can’t life with it.
      However, instead of crying and bagging Putin to intervene, Russian people should take actions themselves. They should set up funds for support of their brothers and they should go there and fight on their side. This way nobody would be able to blame Putin.

      Unfortunately, during USSR times Russians got way to spoiled by expectations that government has to do everything. And, they, personally, hasn’t.
      Now, Russians are blaming everything on America and view themselves as victims…
      There is an old saying – if somebody screw you up it is not their fault – it is yours, you let it happen….

  3. Curmudgeon  May 3, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Press TV has erred. There is no Ukraine interim president, Oleksandr Turchynov.
    The original deal signed by Yanukovich was that early elections would take place. There was no requirement that he resign before the elections. He left the country because of death threats. He had left the country a number of times previously, no different from any other head of state. Leaving the country does not mean he is no longer head of state.
    Press TV ought properly to have stated “Meanwhile, installed by NATO Ukraine president, Oleksandr Turchynov…”.

  4. Cold Wind  May 3, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Putin Talk is cheap. Meanwhile…

  5. Detlef Reimers  May 3, 2014 at 6:58 am

    In contrast to past overthrows of governemnts, we see more and more “thugs” doing the dirty jobs, this even includes totally insane hooligans who only need some verbal “terror sparks” to become killing mobs.

    That’s, what took place in Odessa. The Fascists were already there for some time, killing people rnadomly on the streets and stirring up the heat so they could unleash the killing mob yesterday. The even killed those poor people, who were not already dead after jumping out of the windows.

    I read some interesting news about flight of russian airplanes from Crimea, but there is no verification about this, so we have to see how this mess might develop. 130 people where arrested after this event, let’s see if anybody of these thugs will be convicted for murder.

  6. K_from_Russia  May 3, 2014 at 5:01 am

    It’s such a tragedy. Nuland and Fascington are responsible for those lives. I don’t believe the started civil war in Ukraine can be stopped anyway.

    • stephanaugust  May 3, 2014 at 6:14 am

      Hello Russia! Do you know an English speaking blog from Russia? I am asking because I think English speaking blogs from Russia might be important sources.

    • Detlef Reimers  May 3, 2014 at 6:47 am


      the “Vineyard of the Saker” is a good web blog, it’s author is a russian who lives in the USA. He speaks 5 languages, has long time military analysis knowledge from former employments and usually writes balanced and informative articles for actual developments – now mostly on Ukraine, but usually also about other countries as well.

    • K_from_Russia  May 3, 2014 at 8:22 am

      Hello. Thank you for being interested in. The only one I know – http // But this one has marxist background. If you dont like Marxism, just ignore marxist’s articles there and read the others. Most of them are pretty objective I believe. But the best one English speaking media of Russia is RT.

    • Oleg  May 5, 2014 at 10:51 am

      I was so pissed off with this Ukrainian mess and these piles of lye our Western media was through to American people… It was about Crimea…
      I believe the best and only effective way to fight this would be direct conversations between American people and people from Russia and Novorussia. I have registered domain “” and technology is here – we can set up internet “bridges” and to have live conversations. But, I can’t find anybody interested in it… May be it is a dumb idea…

  7. vetstodayfan  May 3, 2014 at 2:57 am

    I am glad that Vets Today is covering this horrible event because everyone needs to know about the atrocities being committed by the criminal Kiev junta that has illegally seized power in Ukraine and by the junta’s rightist and Nazi supporters. The role of our own State Department in leading the overthrow of the democratically elected government in Ukraine and the emergence of this totalitarian junta is appalling. Un-American, illegal and just plain wrong.

    • Gustavo  May 3, 2014 at 8:51 am

      Un-American? Not at all.
      This is more American than Baseball or apple pie.

    • vetstodayfan  May 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Gustavo, this is typical for the US government but is not at all consistent with the values of the people of the USA. The great majority of us do not believe in the type of behavior we see from the government far too often.

    • Oleg  May 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Can not be said better!
      But… here is my long standing dilemma – how we, god and principal american people are incapable to chose good and principal leaders? Our leaders’ principal grounds are deteriorating so rapidly that the end of it very visible today. Our FEMA stored ammunition enough to fight 10 wars like in Iraq, mass detention centers are designated, mass burial sites are designated, FEMA gets over 2,000 light tanks, Affordable Health Care Act contains provisions for creating an internal army…. who you think they are planning to fight?

    • mijj  May 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      if it wasn’t Un-American, the intense, saturation propaganda wouldn’t be needed.

  8. stephanaugust  May 3, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Comment found at RT —

    — yestechnician 03.05.2014 08 55 Yats and nuland should be captured and hanged right outside Trade Unions House when the time comes. After first being chocked with a pie in their gobs.

    • ani  May 3, 2014 at 3:26 am

      along the same lines as she who said ‘Let them eat cake”

    • Curmudgeon  May 3, 2014 at 7:27 am

      Allegedly said “Let them eat cake”. My guess is that it was black propaganda from Jean-Jaques Rousseau.

    • Excalibur  May 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Actually ani – Marie Antoinette of France never actually said “If the peasants have no bread – then let them eat cake ..” This was falsely attributed to her in jewish leaflets distributed at the time of the French ‘revolution’. The jews that had been fomenting ‘revolution’ in France at that time produced all manner of literature that was designed to incite HATRED against the Monarchy so as to further their cause. This is an old game – at which they have always excelled – with the Russian coup d’etat of 1917 being their largest and most devastating ever.

      Never forget that talmudic supremacists are only campaigners against brutal or unfair systems of government when they are not actually controlling those states. Once they own those governments the propaganda suddenly swings the other way against the protesters – as Russia is only now just discovering in Ukraine.

    • stephanaugust  May 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Maybe we turn the pie into a pretzel so that it might be adequate for Trotzkist Neocons.

    • ani  May 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      I stand corrected Excalibur. I just pray for the day when people in their own regions are left alone to manage themselves and their resources. No politicians, no ‘royals’, no conglomerates and consortiums and cabals and secret societies.

      I know

      I dream

    • Excalibur  May 5, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      It is rather ironic, ani, that Marie Antoinette was also a well meaning lady – just as you no doubt also are. She was highly regarded, loyal and very religious. She would never have dreamed of saying such a cruel thing as was attributed to her in the leaflets – but the power of the mass media has her on record for just that! News of what she was supposed to have said traveled across all Europe – and later made people feel that the French ‘revolution’ may well have been justified after all. Little did anyone know at the time that the food shortages in France had also been orchestrated.

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