Mourning, but no meaning, as Odessa buries more of its dead

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Odessa, the Black Sea city of one million people noted for its seaside holidays and distinctive sense of humor, is deep in mourning this week as funerals take place for the 46 people killed in street fights and a fatal fire on May 2.

Odessans pride themselves on tolerance of different viewpoints and their ability to come to an agreement on just about anything.

But those qualities were little in evidence on May 2, when what was supposed to be a peaceful march of football fans in support of a united Ukraine turned into an hours-long street battle that ended when the Trade Unions House as set on fire with hundreds of anti-Ukrainian government demonstrators inside.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

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