Incident Summary:

05/02/2014: Assailants set the House of Trade Unions building on fire in Odessa city, Odessa oblast, Ukraine. Pro-Russian supporters inside the building returned fire. At least 42 people were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Right Sector.

GTD ID:
201405020072

When:
2014-05-02

Country:
Ukraine

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Odessa

City:
Odessa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity House of Trade Unions
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Right Sector No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 42 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 42
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Struggle for control in Ukraine continues back east," Columbus Dispatch, May 4, 2014.
"Ukraine expands military assault," NEWS.com.au, May 4, 2014.
"Cosatu condemns attack on trade union building in Ukraine," Citizen.co.za, May 8, 2014.