Results of 20 month pretrial investigation and trial in criminal cases on mass riots in Odessa on May, 2, 2014

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“Results of 20 month pretrial investigation and trial in criminal cases on mass riots in Odessa on May, 2, 2014. Final report on the project “The 2nd of May: a tragedy that shall not happen again” Sergiy Dibrov, “Group of May 2”, journalist, observer of the website dumskaya.net Volodymyr Sarkisian, toxicologist, independent journalist, expert of …

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Chronology of events May 2, 2014 in Odessa (in English). Part 1.

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This chronology covers events on Mat, the 2nd , 2014 that happened in central part of Odessa (Sobornaya square, Grecheskaya square, Alexandrovsky Avenue and surrounding area) from the beginning of the gathering of activists until the end of detention of armed men in the shopping centre “Athena”. The chronology is based on information available to …

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Fire in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa 02.05.2014

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Fire in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa 02.05.2014 Балинский Владислав16.02.2015 — 23:45 1. General review of the foyer. Preliminary assessment of the number, combustibility, smokiness and toxicity of the burning materials. Before starting the description of presumed dynamics of the fire, I would like, first, to evaluate the size, shape, and other details …

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Fire in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa 02.05.2014

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General review of the foyer. Preliminary assessment of the number, combustibility, smokiness and toxicity of the burning materials.
Before starting the description of presumed dynamics of the fire, I would like, first, to evaluate the size, shape, and other details of some parts of the House of Unions. Also, I want to elaborate on the preliminary assessment of the quantity and quality of combustible substances and materials involved in the process of burning in the lobby and stairwell.

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In theses about an event on the 2nd of May in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa.

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This phase and prolonged burning, as well as very big surfaces involved simultaneously in the combustion process, have created a high concentration of smoke, the steam of unburned substances and temperature, especially higher of these fire areas (on the 4th and 5th floors, where the biggest number of the corpses was found), for at least 40 minutes.

11. Delayed start of the fire extinguishing in the lobby of the House of Trade Unions by the service of MES had led to unpredictable and rapid walls inflammation on the central stairwell of TU.That caused the death of the biggest part of people.

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