Ukraine’s acting interior minister says two people have been killed and several wounded in a shootout in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov, AP reports.
Arsen Avakhov wrote on his official Facebook page early Saturday that around 30 people “from both sides” were arrested during a shootout late on Friday.
Russian state news agency Itar Tass reported that the clash occurred outside a building of the far-right Ukrainian nationalist group, Right Sector, although Avakhov made no mention of the group and said the incident was under investigation.
Both sides blamed each other for the violence overnight.
The clashes come after a six-hour meeting between the US Secretary of State and Russian Foreign Minister failed to reach an agreement on how best to end the crisis in Ukraine on Friday.