According to correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel, the situation in the southern-Ukrainian city is quite calm. “No police or the National Guards were spotted in the downtown. However, some of those law enforcers are still there. Yesterday, Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili said that some of the Guards who came here from various regions of Ukraine will stay here till May 10”, the reporter said.
On May 2, residents of Odesa paid tribute to the activists who deceased during riots in the city that took place two years ago. Back then, on May 2, 2014, 46 pro-Russian activists perished and about 200 people were wounded during the clashes with pro-Ukrainian protesters in Odesa.
Due to risk of provocations, the local authorities tightened security measures and engaged reinforcements for the local National Guard units. Many people brought flowers to the site of the May 2 tragedy; however, the police didn’t let them onto Kulykove field, where the tragedy actually unfolded. Despite several incidents, the situation remained mostly calm.