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What really happened in Odessa: A step-by-step reconstruction of a tragedy that killed 46 people (VIDEO)

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May 4, 2014, 5:54 p.m. | Ukraine — by Sergiy Dibrov

A woman speaks through a megaphone as she holds a placard reading "Putin you will suffer the fate of Hitler! Amen!" during a rally of pro-Ukrainian activists in southern Ukrainian city of Odessa on May 4, 2014. Flowers, candles and photos of the dead pile up outside a charred building in the scenic Ukrainian port city of Odessa where anger simmers a day after brutal clashes claimed 42 lives. Clashes intially broke out between pro-Russian militants and supporters of Ukrainian unity that quickly turned deadly. Several combattants, reportedly mainly on the pro-Russian side, barricaded themselves in the trade union building, which was set on fire as both sides traded petrol bombs. AFP PHOTO / ANATOLII STEPANO
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Editor’s Note: Odessa journalist Sergiy Dibrov witnessed the May 2 violence killed 46 people, most of whom died in a fire in the Trade Unions Building. 

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