‘May 2 case’: Ex-chief of Odesa Emergency Service department put on wanted list

Дата: 30 March 2016
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The national police of Ukraine has put ex-chief of the main department of the State Emergency Service in Odesa region, son of ex-mayor of Odesa Volodymyr Bodelan on wanted list.

This is posted on the Ukraine’s Interior Ministry website.

Bodelan and his former subordinates are accused under Article 135 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine “Leaving in danger.”

The investigators believe that the omission of the fire fighters led to many deaths in the House of Trade Unions in Odesa on May 2, 2014.

According to the media reports, Bodelan went missing on March 1 this year.

As a reminder, May 2, 2014, the clashes between the supporters of Euromaidan and Antimaidan occurred in Odesa downtown. The parties to the conflict masked their faces and were carrying wooden boards, some of them were armed. Police did not respond to street clashes. The fire started in the House of Trade Unions during the confrontation. The rescuers did not arrive in time, so the fire quickly spread on the floors. As of May 14, the law enforcement officers confirmed that 48 people had been killed in clashes on May 2.

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