Monday, 28. July 2014
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Horrific photos of burned and mutilated bodies have been sent to EU politicians by Russia, who claim atrocities are being carried out in Ukraine.
Alexey Pushkov, the head of the foreign-affairs committee in the lower house of the Russian parliament, said the images "show European politicians the work of those they support in Ukraine."
He said he was fed up with all the pro-Ukrainian public relations material that was turning up in western media and wanted to show the true face of the violence that was being supported in such coverage.
The pictures show victims of an incident in Odessa on 2 May. On that day a clash between pro-and-anti Russian factions resulted in more than 40 people being burned alive when they were locked in a blazing building in the city.
Russia alleges that Ukrainians were responsible and has sent the images to lawmakers in Brussels. Russia blames far-right Ukrainian nationalists, bent on murdering pro-Russian protesters.
The pictures have been sent to members of PACE, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Ukraine denies that any people have been killed deliberately in the unrest.
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