Skip to comments.Ukraine crisis: Dozens killed in Odessa fire amid clashes
Posted on 05/02/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
At least 38 people have been killed in a fire in an official building amid clashes in Odessa, in south west Ukraine, local police say.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
It is reported that there are videos circulating (real time videos) taken at the time by those who were inside the building as the building was burning and people were suffocating...
It was the Trade Union House, and now the tally is 31. BBC says that Ukraine's interior ministry has not said who started the fire.
Obama lit a fire that could consume us all before it’s done. He has the matches because American voters wanted free cell phones.
38 people die after radicals set Trade Unions House on fire in Ukraine’s Odessa
“The Trade Unions House was set on fire by pro-Kiev radicals after they surrounded and destroyed the tent camp of anti-government activists that stood in front of the building on Odessas Kulikovo Field Square. It was torched in a storming attempt after some of the anti-Maidan activists rallying in the square barricaded themselves inside the building.”
The article notes that Molotovs were being used by both sides.
This sure to inflame tensions. Checking twitter now.
Check this out.
#Odessa: 30 of those killed were asphyxiated by smoke & 8 died trying to escape by jumping out of windows - @MVS_UA via @AFP
The pro-Putin hooligans were shooting from the building and throwing Molotov cocktails. Kind of hard to help people like that. Not clear if the hooligans set fire to the building themselves. Reports are that the hooligans received weapons early this morning at a Russian Orthodox church in preparation for violently disrupting the pro-Ukrainian march. Apparently, Putin’s terrorists were expecting the pro-Ukrainian crowd not to resist as happened last Sunday when so may were viciously beaten in Donetsk.
RT showing a couple of gruesome pics, but Russian-language twitter is FULL of them.
Also, new reports of shooting in Slovansk within the last 5 minutes.
RT reported on this? Hmmm.
What I have seen is that the BBC (And other news sites in the UK) are reporting on this - possibly the Guardian, too. I will check.....
Those Putinista news sites in the UK! Dang them!!! /s
Defence Min: In the village of Andriyivka near Slovyansk pro-Russians attack Ukraine’s 95 airborne brigade. 2 paratroopers killed
Another week of this and Putin can do his “Here I come to save the day”.
Coming directly on the heels of what the Russians said today at the UN, this can do nothing but ratchet things up even more.
Still hearing rumours that #RightSector units are in #Donetsk and #slaviansk and #Lugansk
RightSector = Nazis
“Another week of this and Putin can do his Here I come to save the day.”
Week? I’d give it 72 hours or less before he does “Something”.
AP now reporting 38 dead in Odessa.
Putin wants dead Ukrainians. He doesn’t really care which side.
Check this out.