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Odessa: Who is to blame for 46 Odessa deaths?

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May 7, 2014, 11:29 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Lily Hyde, Olga Rudenko

Odessa’s Trade Unions House burns on May 2. Most of the 46 people killed in clashes between pro-Ukrainians and pro-Russians died from smoke inhalation, according to official preliminary findings.
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Lily Hyde

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Olga Rudenko

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ODESSA, Ukraine – In the bloodiest day in Ukraine since government snipers claimed more than 50 lives during the EuroMaidan Revolution on Feb. 20, 46 people were killed in Odessa on May 2. The violence started when an armed group of pro-Russian activists attacked a peaceful pro-Ukrainian rally, whose participants, uncharacteristically, fought back.

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