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Taganrog sends sympathy. Over 40 anti-Kiev protesters killed during the deadly weekend in partner city Odessa, Ukraine

May 5, 2014: The neo-Nazi paramilitaries sent by Kiev junta to Southern and Eastern parts of the country under pretext of "an anti-terror operation" unleashed a campaign of terror against ethnic Russians, and ethnic Ukrainians who oppose the military regime.

The deadly crackdown in Taganrog's partner city of Odessa over the last weekend has resulted in more than 40 dead. The protesters who are referred to as "pro-Russian activists" were killed when a building they were seeking refuge in was set on fire by hundreds of neo-Nazi storm troopers acting at the command of the unelected criminal regime in Kiev.

Eyewitnesses in Odessa say that when people jumped from windows to escape the fire, they were "finished off" by neo-Nazis on the ground that had minutes before set the building alight with Molotov Cocktails (petrol bombs).

Mayor of Taganrog Vladimir Prasolov sent a letter of condolences on behalf of all the citizens of Taganrog to people of Odessa:"Dear citizens of Odessa, On behalf of Taganrog Local Government and the citizens of partner city Taganrog I would like to express our sincere condolences in connection with terrible tragedy that resulted in over 40 dead at the trade union building in Odessa on May 2, 2014. <...>

The hero city of Odessa, whose name was glorified in hundreds of popular songs, "The Pearl at The Sea", the capital of humor, the city famous throughout the whole Post-Soviet area for its hospitality and peacefulness, and the most cosmopolitan city has always evoked only warm and good memories. Our shock over the deadly crackdown in Odessa that resulted in deaths of civilian residents is especially terrible as it happened a few days before the Victory Day over fascism.

There may be no justification for mass murders of civilians, and it is especially painful to realize that these murderous deeds are taking place in the land that has already gone through such monstrous crimes during the World War II.

Our sympathy is with you and we sincerely wish you to restore peace in Odessa".