Odessa massacre: Four years of lies and bullying will not go unanswered!

By Alexey Albu

Over the past four years, since the massacre of anti-fascists in Odessa on May 2, 2014, it has been possible to recreate the picture of what happened almost completely. A huge number of photos, videos and eyewitness accounts were collected. 

The House of Trade Union in Odessa set ablaze by neo-Nazis on May 2, 2014.

The individuals who sanctioned the May slaughter, who organized the arrival of militants to Odessa, who provided their accommodations, food and money, have been identified. It was possible to establish who coordinated the groups of attackers, who gave the command to send their forces to the Kulikovo field [where anti-fascist activists had a protest encampment]. 

Also, the identities of the direct executioners, who shot unarmed people and finished off those who managed to jump out of the windows of the burning building of the House of Trade Unions, were established. 
However, despite the availability of these materials, the killers continue to remain at large, breathing the clean air of the seaside town.

At the same time, the defenders of Odessa are in prison on fictitious charges.

Because of impunity, the killers continue to harass the relatives of the victims, demanding they be fired from their jobs, exerting moral and psychological pressure.

Today we see that there has been a serious split in the ranks of neo-Nazis – there is no unity among them, as was four years ago.

We, the activists of Union Borotba (Struggle), declare that none of the killers will escape a reckoning!

We declare that we remember every deceased defender of the city and do not intend to forgive those responsible!

Four years have passed of brainwashing, imposing alien ideological values ​​on our children, disfiguring the city with ultra-nationalist symbols.

Despite this, Odessa has survived! Odessa has not broken down! Odessa did not take on nationalistic ideas!

The task of every Odessa citizen is to make the fascists unwelcome: do not communicate with them, do not serve them in shops and taxis, show your contemptuous attitude to this pack of dogs! Keep throwing them out of public transport and cafes!

Today we do not have the strength to destroy them physically, but who knows what will happen tomorrow? …

Alexey Albu is a coordinator of the Marxist, anti-fascist organization Borotba. He is a survivor of the Odessa massacre. At that time, he was an elected deputy of the Regional Council and a candidate for mayor of the city. Albu was forced into exile under threat of arrest and death following the events of May 2, 2014.


Translated by Greg Butterfield

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