As Servant of the People party decided not to take any action to investigate the events in Odesa on May 2, 2014, it did even more than just ignored it. Viktor Medvedchuk, the Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life Party and Ukrainian MP said so in the interview with 112 Ukraine TV channel.
It's absolutely clear that it was not investigated before because people involved in it were in power, and they covered up for their own crimes and those of their sidekicks. But it remains unclear why Mr. Zelensky (...) and his party that came first in the parliamentary election, in fact, refused and ignored the demands of Odesa residents, the demands of citizens of the entire country to investigate this horrible crime, the burning of 48 citizens of our country to death", he said.
Medvedchuk added that the creation of a Temporary Investigation Committee is no panacea from bringing those guilty to justice, but it's a political decision that should push the investigation bodies to get to this matter seriously.
"The fact that Servant of the People refused from it (the investigation) is unclear for the many, first of all, for the residents of Odesa. By doing so, they not just ignored them and the opinion of people in Ukraine; they merely cover-up for the murderers who committed this horrific crime", the MP said.
Severest clashes took place in Odesa on May 2, 2014. Forty-six pro-Russian protesters were killed and over 200 people were injured during a confrontation with pro-Ukrainian unity protesters at the Trade Unions House.
On September 18, 2017, twenty participants of tragic events in Odesa on May 2, 2014, were found not guilty of organizing those clashes. The court decision triggered new clashes between activists from pro-Ukrainian organizations and law enforcers in Chornomorsk, Odesa region.