Ukraine government in armed standoff with nationalist militia

Ukrainian soldiers and police engaged in an armed standoff in Western Ukraine over the weekend with nationalist militia Right Sector. At least two people died following a gun and grenade battle. Right Sector contributed to the overthrow of the Yanukovych regime and has helped fight Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine, but tensions have since risen between the militia and Ukraine’s current pro-western government. About 200 Right Sector supporters rallied outside the presidential administration in Kiev on Sunday.


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