Who started the violence? Who started the fire? Why were there so many casualties when large sections of the building were not burned? Why didn’t police officers do more to prevent the violence? How did the people die?
Sadly, even the number of casualties is unclear, but may number 46.
On May 6, presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko told journalists that police told him that “there were…special toxic substances placed at the trade union building…to make the number of victims higher.”
If true, the whole sordid event reeks of the 2002 Nord-Ost siege in Moscow, during which Russian special forces pumped toxic gas into the crowded Dubrovka Theater seized by Chechen terrorists.