Provocateurs are undercover agents who initiate violence to blame it on a particular group. In this case the provocateurs appear to be working directly for the Ukrainian police, but are dressed to appear like “pro-Russian” protesters.
These provocateurs shot bullets at a pro-Kiev football crowd, and this led to the complete anarchy and mass murder at the union hall.
“One of the identified coordinators was deputy chief of the Odessa Interior ministry branch Colonel Dmitry Fucheji.”
Also see: Odessa Provocateurs: Censored News
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