I want to make two point. 1) Odesa started as a pre-game pro-Ukraine rally by the local football club. The rally was interdicted by Russian and pro-Russian hooligans, as they’d done previously in Donetsk and Kharkiv where they killed Ukrainian protesters. Finally, the Ukrainians fought back, despite being outgunned. Here’s the Russian with the Kalashnikov: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghaid0yXNjQ
2) Kremlin propagada insists on talking about Odesa because they absolutely have not answer for the very explicit kidnapping, torture, murder, intimidation of activists and journalists in E. Ukraine and Crimea. Today, for examples, according to a local newspaper, a Ukrainian man in Donetsk was EXECUTED IN FRONT OF HIS FAMILY for providing groceries to the Ukrainian military.