Mother Watched Helplessly Knowing Her Son Was Inside Burning Odessa Building

Vadim Papura was killed with dozens of other protestors in a fire at the trade union building.
1:25 | 05/06/14

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This is what every Ukrainian family fears right now. Seventeen year old -- I had before it is well. His family broke in with grief if he was killed on May second hero and Odessa on a night that horrified the whole country. And revealed what the abyss of civil war could look like here. Pro Russian militants including -- clashed with the pro Ukrainian craft. Blood was -- many in the pro Russian group were treated for safety into the nearby trades union building. Which was soon on fire. We met -- -- mother Fatima inside the charred Hulk of the trade union building. She told us that as the fires burned she was outside. With their husband watching. -- when her son was inside. -- really feel we came here to try to get him out of the building but we couldn't get anybody to stop them she told us. She found him. Dead a Ukrainian flag tossed on his corpse she removed. Careful with the I could not want the blood of my kid on the lack of this awful -- It was wants her country but no more. Terry Moran ABC news Odessa Ukraine.

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