Russian Parliamentary Speaker: Odessa Massacre Act Of Genocide
May 6, 2014
State Duma speaker calls May 2 events in Odesa “act of genocide”
BELGRADE: Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin has described the May 2 events in Odesa, southern Ukraine, as an “act of genocide” against the Russian and Ukrainian people.
“All of us were shocked by the death of dozens of Odesa residents at the hands of disorderly radicals. We are in mourning together with the families and friends of the people who died on May 2 by burning alive in the Trade Unions House in Odesa,” Naryshkin said at a forum in Belgrade on Tuesday.
“We are facing an act of true genocide targeting both the Russian and Ukrainian people in the 21st century,” he added.
The speaker of the lower chamber of Russia’s parliament also suggested that the few “political adventurists who seized power in Kyiv” were not the only ones to blame for the ongoing events in Ukraine.
“They themselves are not worth much and will eventually be punished by their own people for that they have done,” Naryshkin said.
“The main problem is that this terrible truth has been hidden from the rest of the world for several months,” he said.
One of the possible reasons behind the Odesa “tragedy”, which is being referred by people as “Odesa’s Khatyn”, is that the “policy of the persons who seized power in Kyiv, has always openly relied on the logic of civil confrontation and even civil war logic,” Naryshkin said.
May 6, 2014
Russia’s State Duma speaker believes genocide takes place in Ukraine
“We face a true genocide of Russian and Ukrainian peoples already in the 21st century,” Russian lawmaker says
BELGRADE: Speaker of the State Duma lower house of parliament Sergei Naryshkin believes that the genocide is taking place in Ukraine.
Speaking at international forum Balkan Dialogue in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, on Tuesday, he offered condolences to relatives of victims in the May 2 Odessa tragedy.
“We face a true genocide of Russian and Ukrainian peoples already in the 21st century,” Naryshkin stated.
Russian Information Agency Novosti
May 6, 2014
Kiev Committing Genocide of Russian, Ukrainian People – Russian Official
BELGRADEZ: The latest episodes of violence in Ukraine constitute a genocide against the Russian and Ukrainian people, Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said during a Balkan forum Tuesday.
“We are dealing with the real genocide of both Russian and Ukrainian people,” said Naryshkin,
commenting on the tragic events in Odessa on May 2, when 46 federalization activists were killed in clashes.
He added that Russia was shocked by the massacre in Odessa and mourns the victims together with their families.
“In the 21st century such things happen not only due to the fault of a bunch of political adventurists – they are not worth much on their own, they will get what they deserve from their people. The main problem is that the horrific truth is being kept from the whole world,” Naryshkin said.
According to the speaker, Kiev’s authorities initially based their policy on civil confrontation. They have now demonstrated their unwillingness to find and punish those responsible for the numerous crimes that have been committed in Ukraine in recent months, he added.
Pro-federalization rallies have swept southeastern regions of Ukraine since March. Kiev’s current authorities launched a special operation to crack down on protesters in mid-April. Dozens of activists have died in subsequent clashes. The highest death toll was recorded in Odessa, where 46 people died and 214 were injured during a fire in the House of Trade Unions on May 2.
The Russian Foreign Ministry called the events a result of the “criminal irresponsibility of the Kiev leadership indulging insolent nationalist radicals, including Right Sector, who are staging a campaign of physical terror against supporters of federalization and real constitutional changes in Ukrainian society.”
May 6, 2014
Russia’s Duma asks foreign ministry to initiate international probe in Kiev regime actions
MOSCOW: United Russia faction’s lawmaker of the State Duma lower house of parliament Mikhail Markelov asked the country’s Foreign Ministry to initiate an inquiry in actions of current Kiev authorities at the Hague International Criminal Court. The lawmaker will send an address to this effect to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday.
“An individual cannot address to the Hague International Criminal Court, because this is within jurisdiction of a state,” he told ITAR-TASS, adding that “I ask the Foreign Ministry to initiate this address from Russia.”
In his words, the initiative dwells on facts of genocide against Russian-speaking population, primarily recent events in the Ukrainian Black Sea port city of Odessa where civilians were actually burnt alive.
Ukraine’s authorities to be called to account at European Court for Odessa tragedy
Speaking on military actions in Ukraine, he recalled these crimes are also “within jurisdiction of the international court, because the political leadership gives orders and the so-called national guard or military perform them.”
…Markelov believes that the degree of responsibility of the Kiev regime can be easily found with available huge amount of evidence, including testimony of eyewitnesses and historic videos.
Asked about chances to try the case in the Hague International Tribunal Markelov stated that the international criminal court should reply to such addresses. The lawmaker is confident that a response will follow, but it is still difficult to say whether it will be negative or positive. “The International Criminal Court should respond to facts of extermination of civilians by punitive squads and people who are in power in Ukraine should be brought to justice,” he stated.
Markelov also affirms that the genocide of the Russian speakers in Ukraine continues, noting that the situation will keep worsening in the future.