Washington is making little effort to scrutinize Kiev authorities’ failure in preventing the deadly clashes in Odessa


21:33 GMT:

Washington is making little effort to scrutinize Kiev authorities’ failure in preventing the deadly clashes in Odessa which killed dozens of peaceful anti-Maidan protesters on May 2.

“What Kiev is doing now, does it qualify as restraint?” RT’s Gayane Chichakyan asked US State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf.

Harf replied, blaming the “pro-Russian forces and separatists” for instigating the violence via “mob-action,” while praising Kiev’s punitive measures against law enforcement officers after Friday’s tragedy, which saw dozens of civilians burnt alive at Odessa’s House of Trade Unions.

Yet contrary to Kiev’s and Washington’s line, Russia’s Channel One investigation alleges that authorities and police in Odessa might have been behind the incident. Gayane Chichakyan has more.

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