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Meanwhile in Kyiv, ultra-nationalists clashed with Maidan protesters
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Ultra-nationalists gathered for a torch-lit procession in Kyiv on Tuesday night. Their aim was apparently to walk to Independence Square in Ukraine's capital to commemorate the "heroes of the Maidan."

They were met by the Maidan's self-defense groups and scuffles broke out, according to Agence France Presse.

Radio Ekho Moskvy said the confrontation took place in the center of Kyiv between two armed groups. Around 200 people took part, and some injuries were reported.

Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported that witnesses heard shots and explosions during the skirmish.

According to Ekho Moskvy, the ultra-nationalists' march was to demand that order be restored in the eastern parts of Ukraine.

Reports said no one was arrested.

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Unknown ultra-nationalists activists march towards Independence Square to commemorate "Maidan heroes" in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

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Unknown ultra-nationalists activists march towards Independence Square to commemorate "Maidan heroes" in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

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Pro-Kyiv activists stand near a barricade as they prepare to stop ultra-nationalists activists planning to march through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

(Sergei Supinsky - AFP/Getty Images)
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Pro-Kyiv activists stand near a barricade as they prepare to stop ultra-nationalists activists planning to march through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

(Sergei Supinsky - AFP/Getty Images)
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Pro-Kyiv activists clash with ultra-nationalists activists in their attempt to stop them from marching through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

(Sergei Supinsky - AFP/Getty Images)
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Pro-Kyiv activists face off against unknown ultra-nationalists in an attempt to stop their march through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

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Pro-Kyiv activists stand on a barricade as they prepare to stop ultra-nationalists activists from marching through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

(Sergei Supinsky - AFP/Getty Images)
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Pro-Kyiv activists face off with unknown ultra-nationalists in an attempt to stop their march through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

(Sergei Supinsky - AFP/Getty Images)
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Pro-Kyiv activists clash with unknown ultra-nationalists in an attempt to stop their march through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

(Sergei Supinsky - AFP/Getty Images)
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Pro-Kyiv activists clash with unknown ultra-nationalists in an attempt to stop their march through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

(Sergei Supinsky - AFP/Getty Images)
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Pro-Kyiv activists clash with unknown ultra-nationalists in an attempt to stop their march through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

(Sergei Supinsky - AFP/Getty Images)
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Pro-Kyiv activists clash with unknown ultra-nationalists in an attempt to stop their march through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

(Sergei Supinsky - AFP/Getty Images)
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