Ukrainian police will shoot to kill provocateurs during the protests in Odessa on may 2 said on air “5 channels” the adviser to the interior Ministry Zoryan Shkiriak.
“Our units that are already in full combat readiness, in the event of such attempts to act tough and uncompromising. Moreover, God forbid these provocateurs will appear in arms — the response from law enforcement would be appropriate, i.e., shooting to kill”, he said.
May 2, 2014 during the riots in Odessa fire in the trade unions Building on Kulikovo field, killing 48 people. The Governor of Odessa Mikhail Saakashvili announced Wednesday that asked President Petro Poroshenko to impose additional national guard units and police in the run-up to this date. According to Saakashvili, Poroshenko agreed and instructed.
However Shkiriak later denied this information. “It is now necessary to introduce additional forces of national guard to Odessa not, and appropriate orders have not yet been reported. In the event of situations to gain enough personnel available”, — he stressed.
Near the building of Odessa city Council from April 13 the tent camp activists demand the resignation of the mayor Gennady Trukhanov. On the night of 26 April the camp was attacked by. In response, the opponents of Trukhanov at the time blocked the city hall building.