As reported by Censor.NET, this is evidenced by a wiretapped telephone conversation between Sergei Glazyev, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin of Russia, and representative of the pro-Russian NGO Odesskaya Druzhyna Denys Yatsiuk.
The wiretappings were made public in the Obolonskyi district court that tries Ukraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovych indicted on charges of high treason, complicity in waging of the aggressive war and violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
Glazyev instructed Yatsiuk to take over the building of the Odesa Regional Council and force its deputies to uphold an appeal to Putin and refusal to obey Kyiv.
"It is critical to make the regional council convene a meeting. We must do the same thing as we did in Kharkiv for the meeting to take place: the people entered [the council], threw Banderovites away, found loads of ammunition there. Then the regional council would hold a meeting and also appeal to our president. We also need the regional council to take a decision that it does not recognize legitimacy of Kyiv authorities, that those authorities are criminals, etc. The deputies must be also explained that they have to come and cast their votes. Those who will not come and vote will be considered traitors, Banderovites, fascist, etc., with all the consequences that stem from that," Glazyev said.
The fact that Glazyev coordinated the separatist rallies in Odesa is also evidenced by another his conversation with Russian Orthodox activist Kirill Frolov: "We must take charge of this regional council, gather them together and make them take this decision. Kharkiv regional council is already seized. Donetsk regional council is taken over as well. We need to take over the [Odesa] regional council and gather the deputies there! If you do it in a week, the Banderovites will already be there reinforced by the police, and they will not let anyone in."
Glazyev admits in the same conversation that the buildings of the regional administrations in Donetsk and Kharkiv were seized by those whom he considered allies: "We must take decisive action, as they did in Kharkiv and Donetsk. The regional councils there have already been taken over by our men."