Detainees Freed After Police Headquarters Blockade in Odessa

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Bulgaria: Detainees Freed After Police Headquarters Blockade in Odessa Photo by EPA/BGNES.

Some 67 people detained for participating in violent clashes were released Sunday after pro-Russian protesters stormed the police headquarters in Odessa, demanding they be let go.

“Based on the decision taken by Odessa's regional prosecutor's office and due to the demands of the protesters, 67 people previously detained for participating in mass disturbances on May 2nd in Odessa were released Sunday," said a statement on the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's website.

The local prosecutor's office immediately denied it was involved in the decision, the CNN reports. The choice to release the detainees, it said in a statement, was made by police after officers failed to fulfill their duties. The prosecutor's office said it has opened a criminal investigation into their actions.

Some 170 people were arrested after over 40 were killed in a fire and street clashes between rival supporters of Russian and Ukrainian authorities.

Ukraine’s interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, visiting Odessa, has accused Russia of orchestrating the violence, the Euronews informs.

Yatsenyuk blamed the security service and law enforcement office for doing nothing to stop the crackdown, adding that the unrest had been provoked by pro-Russian groups. Ukraine's Prime Minister described the security service in Odessa as inefficient, stressing that it had violated the law.

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sa-sha - 8 May 2014 // 11:48:47

......;-)....a womit which wants to womit.....The world is full of miracles.
About the real picture ["Russian boots"], NYT at Your service, You, a bit stinking Vormit:

Eric Fromm - 7 May 2014 // 13:48:06

"About "Russian boots" and CIA in Kiev: no Russian boot in Ukraine, but, if the genocide of people of the South- East continues, then, I'm convinced, Vik, then Russia must interfere."

Of course no Russian boots, there weren't any Nazi soldiers in Poland either, just Polish madmen shooting at poor Germans that needed protection ;-)

Your writing and your tone suggest a lot of violence/frustration and sexual connotations. I can only imagine the sick homosexual sadomasochism that goes on behind the dirty doors of your apartment.

Makes me want to vomit..................................

sa-sha - 7 May 2014 // 12:49:53

Hi, Viking ;-).......Really glad to hear You.
About Crimea: You simply confirms my idea, Vik. In both Bulgaria and Crimea the Justice was restored ;-)
About "Russia and the west should stay away": absolutely so. Unfortunately West doesn't hear You.
About "Russian boots" and CIA in Kiev: no Russian boot in Ukraine, but, if the genocide of people of the South- East continues, then, I'm convinced, Vik, then Russia must interfere. Right now, Vik, right now those animals (army
of the "new rulers" and, especially, the Right Sector' thugs) exterminate the ordinary residents of the South-Eastern cities and villages of Ukraine (Slaviansk, Kramatorsk, Semionovka, Mariupol...). CIA and FBI in Ukraine:
several dozens, Vik, and then: not quantity but quality...they dictate "new rulers" what and how to do.

Optimistic - 6 May 2014 // 20:50:42

To viking Bulgaria has a democratic government and it does not wage a war on its people.

The Ukraine is waging war on its people. The people in Crimea voted to leave the facist war criminals who call themselves the Ukraine government and seek safety with Russia.

Judging by what is happening in the Ukraine right now it shows that the people of Crimea are really clever.

viking - 6 May 2014 // 16:05:41

If I am not mistaken you (Sasha) feel that the Russians have boots on the ground with guns and that is OK but the CIA? maybe has a couple people in an office someplace in Kiev and that is terrible
What am I missing here?

viking - 6 May 2014 // 16:02:04

". Since 1787 Crimea was a part of Russia."
SO what does that have anything to do with the problems in Ukraine?
Bulgaria was part of Turkey for 500 years.
Does that mean the Turks have any rights to anything in Bulgaria?
Russia and the west should stay away

sa-sha - 6 May 2014 // 12:01:13

To Thunderstorm: sorry, but You are merely the total democrat, Sir........Well, about Crimea: Re-unification with Russia is not stealing. Since 1787 Crimea was a part of Russia. And if Mr. Khruschev, in 1954, allowed himself to "present" Crimea to Ukraine (with the FULL violation of the existing at those times laws of the USSR, btw), then now, in 2014, Crimean people allowed themselves to be back. To Russia. As the result of the Referendum. Will of people. Voice of people. Vox populi-vox Dei.
About Odessa tragedy: 15 victims were Russians? Only? Why not ALL? Look, to believe Ukrainian media today is the same as to believe MSM. Such "believe" transforms people into a flock of sheep (Your text proves it ).
/Btw, no one victim, out of those identified by now, is Russian. And there are more and more evidences that the May, 2, slaughter was the thoroughly prepared - by "new Ukrainian rulers" and their overseas chieves - operation./
About "democracy": You have a chance to make Your own day....if You charge into Your brain the simpliest question "Is there any connection between the Free, Full, Unbiassed and Honest coverage of the events and Your 'Democracy'?". Your "revelations", dear-tender "Thunderstorm", clearly demonstrate the complete lack of such connection.....Once again: Modern MainStreamMedia work wonders and produce "true democrates". And You are one of those "wonders", Sir. But don't worry, You are not alone. Your name is Legion.

Internal Revenue Service - 6 May 2014 // 01:52:16

FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). That will pay the gas bill.

Thunderstorm - 5 May 2014 // 18:36:07

Democracy in Russia!? LOL, you made my day. The small rest of democrats in Russia are either killed (Politkowskaya) or isolated (Navalny). You don't know what democracy stands for, you have never had it.

Optimistic - 5 May 2014 // 17:06:27

To thunderstorm, Russia did not steal part of another country.

The leaders in Crimea decided to hold a self determination referendum and the Crimean people voted by a huge majority to join the Russian Federation.

The Russian Parliament voted on this and decided to accept the result of the Crimean referendum.

This is democracy at work.

Thunderstorm - 5 May 2014 // 14:13:03

Russia has provoked all this by stealing other country's territory. Ukrainians responded calmly and where fucked up, they lost it. Now they are getting angry. Russia mixes its fingers in all what is happening all the time. BTW, according to Ukrainian sources 15 of people who barrickaded in this building were Russians and 5 from the Dnister region of Moldova inhabitated by Russians. It is all the continuation of Putin's crusade, nothing else. He wants the Soviet Union back.

sa-sha - 5 May 2014 // 12:47:27

"Some 170 people were arrested after over 40 were killed..."---absolutely so, dear Novinite. More than that: ALL those arrested are the ordinary residents of Odessa and they ALL have, by miracle, avoided the destiny of those burned to death, burned by the killers from "Right Sector", who, btw, have placed in Youtube a hell of videos about it. Do You understand, Novinite, those bastards make NO secret of their crime, but no one of them has been arrested. NO ONE! And still not this scandalous thing, which CLEARLY shows the true face of the "new rulers" of Ukraine, but the fact of release of the innocents provoqued Your curiosity. What about such a thing as "conscience", dear Novinite?
Just for You, Novinite:
(1) 0-0:50 - the Right Sector' activist ["Mikola"] asks the police "not to interfere", he explains by phone that he and his brigade "are unarmed" and that "separatists have barricaded themselves"!!!
(2) 0:50-1:05 - young girls prepare "Molotov cocktails" for burning "Colorado beetles". Openly and joyfully.
(3) 1:50-2:15 - the above "unarmed Mikola" shoots on "Colorados" (from a stick, obviously).
(4) 2:15-2:30 - a wounded "Colorado beetle" is forced to crawl. Beetle is beetle. True patriots are happy.
(5) 2:30-2:40 - the remains of the successfully exterminated "beetles".
(6) 2:45 - THE TRUE HEROES-EXTERMINATORS. Glory to Ukraine- Glory to Heroes!

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