In the UN Monitoring mission on human rights in Ukraine claim that Ukrainian law enforcement agencies did not do everything necessary to ensure a prompt, independent and impartial investigation of murders and violent deaths on 2 may 2014 in Odessa.
“MMPCU notes with concern that the authorities had not done everything necessary to ensure a prompt, independent and impartial investigation of murders and violent deaths that took place during the violence on may 2, 2014, and the respective criminal prosecution for these actions,” – said in an analytical note of the UN Monitoring mission on human rights in Ukraine, presented on Thursday in Odessa.
The UN stated that five years later no one held accountable. “Some criminal proceedings, was after these tragic events, is stuck at the stage of pre-trial investigation, others on the stage of the proceedings, from which one can conclude about the absence of the authorities real interest in ensuring justice for the victims and bring the perpetrators to justice,” – said in a note.
In the Monitoring mission expressed concern that the police investigation into collisions in the center of the city and the fire in the House of trade unions, “may not meet the criteria of independence and impartiality, given the allegations about the possible involvement of law enforcement agencies to this case”.
In addition, the UN noted that the investigation of clashes in downtown appeared to be selective.
“Of the 29 individuals indicted in connection with the above-mentioned collisions, 28 are supporters of federalization. At the same time, five years later, police have not established specific persons responsible for a fire in the House of trade unions”, – told in MMPCU.