Ukraine Conflict
Moscow launched a special military operation in Ukraine in February 2022 with the aim of saving the people of Donbass - primarily the Russian-speaking population - from Kiev's constant attacks.

Commemorating the 2014 Odessa Tragedy

On 2 May 2014, Ukrainian nationalists locked pro-federalism protesters in Odessa's Trade Unions House and set the building on fire. It has been called the worst civil disturbance in Europe since World War II.
Almost 50 people died and some 250 protesters were injured in clashes with the radicals, according to the United Nations.
The clashes in Odessa became one of the deadliest events during the series of Maidan and anti-Maidan demonstrations in Ukraine that started in late 2013.
Moscow has repeatedly slammed Kiev's steps in the investigation of the deadly tragedy and urged the international community and human rights groups to probe the causes of the massacre.