Disinfo: Ex-chairman of the Ukraine parliament boasted about participating in «the burning of people» in Odesa


(Andriy) Parubiy openly boasts about participating in “the burning of people” on 2 May (2014) in Odesa. The ex-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, now a deputy from European Solidarity, nationalist Andriy Parubiy admitted that he participated in the suppression of pro-Russian forces in every city in the South-East in 2014, including the events in Odesa on 2 May.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about clashes in Odesa on 2 May 2014 and the resulting fire in the Trade Unions House.

The ex-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy did not say that he was involved in the arson of the Trade Unions' building in Odesa in 2014. During an interview for the "UA:Pershyi" TV channel, Parubiy said that he was in Odesa and opposed anti-Ukrainian unrest. "I am very proud of helping «the Russian 'Witches' Sabbath'» not to come to Odesa, Mykolaiv, and Kherson either. I can imagine how many deaths would have happened today if they succeeded to implement the plan of the so-called "Russian spring", he declared.

According to the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, Russian and pro-Russian propaganda tries to make “Ukrainian radicals” responsible for "Odesa Massacre". They point out that various independent reports "all confirm that the earlier disturbances arose after a group of pro-Russian anti-Maidan activists from the recently formed (and seemingly Russian-funded) Odesskaya Druzhyna attacked a peaceful march for Ukrainian unity."

There is no evidence of Andriy Parubiy's involvement in the 2014 Odesa tragedy. At the time, Andriy Parubiy was the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council.


  • Reported in: Issue 202
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Euromaidan
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