The Odessa court again refused to consider the case of the tragedy of may 2

Like, not enough judges with the appropriate criminal skills


The Kiev district court of Odessa passed the case on mass riots on may 2, 2014 in the Appellate court of Odessa region to change jurisdiction. This writes UNIAN.

The court stated that it is physically impossible to provide the consideration of the materials produced in connection with an acute shortage of judges with the appropriate criminal skills. Currently part of the judges is on vacation, two on the sick-list, several people have ended the term of office.

“So we can’t form a Collegium of three and asked to transfer the case to another regional court,” – said in Kyiv district court.

May 2, 2014 in Odessa as a result of mass riots involving Pro-Russian and Pro-Ukrainian activists were killed 48 people, injured about 300. Clashes broke out in the city centre, where he was shot and killed several people. Then Pro-Ukrainian activists gathered on Kulikovo field, which was located at tent camp separatists. The tent caught fire, the fire started in the House of trade unions, which also killed people.

27 Nov 2014 in the Primorsky district court of Odessa began hearing about the riots on may 2. However, the district court appealed to the court of appeals with a request to change jurisdiction due to the pressure of stakeholders, and the materials were transferred to Malinovsky district court of Odessa.

19 may 2017, the court of Appeal of the Odessa region has transferred consideration of the case on mass riots on may 2, 2014, from Malinovsky district court of the Kiev district court of Odessa. This decision was taken in connection with the withdrawal, taken may 15, three judges Malinovsky district court.