Stomcloudsgathering is another Kremlin troll

Someone just called my attention to this ridiculous video about Odesa:


That video is ridiculous. Most of the police department (to the horror of Ukrainians) donned red armbands and supported the pro-Russians. They weren’t hiding the fact as this “secret footage” claims.

This was widely reported to the horror of Ukrainians. The head of the Odesa police was quickly replaced after this incident.

So the fact that police protected hooligans is not evidence of they were a false flag. It was basically a repeat of the violent crackdowns on pro-Ukraine protests in Donetsk and Kharkiv except this time (finally) the Ukrainians fought back.

Sequence of events:

– The members of football clubs “Metallist” (Kharkiv) and Chernomorec (Odesa) announce a march for the “Unity of Ukraine”, which is to take place at 15:00, starting on the Sobornaya Square, and ending near the football stadium “Chernomorec”;

– 14:30: Pro-Russian activists gather near the Alexandrovskiy Prospectus. They wear marks, helmets and have shields, and are armed with sticks, bats and axes.

– Pro-Russian activists start marching towards the Sobornaya Square, while police makes weak attempts at stopping them;

– In the meantime, pro-Ukrainian activists are gathered on the Sobornaya Square. Having been warned about armed pro-Russian activists marching in this direction, self-defense of Maidan starts pulling up towards the Square from the side of Grecheskaya Street;

– Clashes commence between the football fans and the pro-Russian activists as the latter reach the Sobornaya Square;

– The street is covered in smoke. Police forms a 50 meters wide “neutral line” in between the pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian activists;

– Both sides start pulling cobblestones out of the roads;

– Pro-Russian activists start building barricades from trash containers and other nearby materials;

– Activists from the Emergency Moto-Assistance (no political affiliation) arrive and block the entries to the Grecheskaya Street. Shops on the neighbouring streets are closing;

– First casualties appear and ambulances start arriving;

– Pro-Russian activists armed with bats and Ьolotov cocktails make an entry;

– Pro-Russian activists start throwing Molotov cocktails. Police helps the pro-Russian activists by forming a “live shield” in front of them, who then start shooting from behind the policemen;

– The police eventually withdraw.

– The Pro-Russian were eventually routed and took shelter in the building. BOTH sides were throwing anything they could find at one another. Molotov cocktails were being thrown from the building as well as at it.

– Corrupt Odesa police release all the Russian organizers of the assault. In the following days.

Here’s footage of Ukrainian protesters saving the lives of people in the burning building: desa/

There’s plenty of evidence Odesa was, like Donetsk and Kharkiv, a preplanned attack on a pro-Ukrainian demonstration: -for-may-8/

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  1. Roman Korol

    More info on Odesa events countering Rashan dezinformatsia. Confirms what you have posted.

    Ref: Blog entry by author Myroslaw Petriw, The Empire Strikes Back – of History and Hydrocarbons – Part Two–-of-history-and-hydrocarbons-part-two/

    Scroll down to subheading A Turning Point, second paragraph:

    On 2 May 2014, Odesa’s Chornomorets were scheduled to play Kharkiv’s Metalist. Football fans of both clubs (widely known as the “ultras”) united in a march of solidarity in support of Ukraine. This march was intercepted by a pro-Russian crowd in what appeared to be a planned provocation. The pro-Russians had helmets, armband identification, and some had guns . At least some units of local police appeared to be in league with the pro-Russian provocateurs.

    At one point the pro-Russian demonstrators (referred to in some referenced articles as anti-Maidan activists) fired at the pro-Ukrainian crowd from behind a row of police holding shields. Video evidence clearly showed close cooperation and coordination between the police and the pro-Russian side . Soon one of the pro-Ukrainian crowd lay dead while others were wounded by gunfire (the eventual total that died of gunshot wounds was six) . The ultras charged after the shooters. The pro-Russian demonstrators were routed and they took refuge in the Trade Unions Building across from the Kulikove field . There were tents on that field left over from an earlier pro-Russian manifestation. The pro-Ukrainian crowd set fire to these tents. This action was met by bullets and Molotov cocktails from men that had already been waiting on the building’s rooftop. In return the ultras threw their own Molotov cocktails at the building lighting its entry doors on fire . A fire appeared on an upper floor of the building—a height beyond easy reach of hand thrown bottles. People inside the building headed to the windows to jump to safety. Eight jumpers died. The ultras actually aided many of those who were trapped. After the fire was extinguished, there were some thirty dead found inside. Oddly most were found quite far from any fire or smoke. Later investigation suggested asphyxiation due to chloroform poisoning. It seems that containers of Chloroform had been placed in the building . Early reports stated that among the dead were a number of Russian nationals as well as some from Transdnistria, but this was later denied. There were, however, Russian nationals as well as those from Transdnistia among those detained .

    On 6 May 2014, four days after this tragedy that had counted at least forty-two dead (later revised to 48 after additional deaths in hospitals) , including one police officer, the Prosecutor General determined that some police were co-conspirators in the provocation. That night, Dmytro Fuchedzhi, the Odesa Chief of Police, escaped his expected arrest by fleeing to Transdnistria . He was the brother of the former Minister of the Interior of that Russian puppet state. Sixteen individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with the 2 May 2014 horror . However, the patriotism exhibited by the “ultras” football fans and the Odesa public in general may have saved Odesa from a provocation and a pretext to Russian invasion. Despite pro-Russian sympathies on the part of officials and the police, Odesa’s football fans and most of its citizens would have no part of that.


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