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Published: Sunday April 20, 2014 MYT 6:35:02 PM
Updated: Sunday April 20, 2014 MYT 6:36:01 PM

Ukraine nationalists deny role in east Ukraine clash, blame Russia

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Right Sector nationalists denied playing any role in a gunfight in Slaviansk, eastern Ukraine, early on Sunday in which at least two people were killed. They blamed Russian special forces for being behind the attack.

"It is a blasphemous provocation from Russia: blasphemous because it took place on a holy night for Christians, on Easter night. This was clearly carried out by Russian special forces," Artem Skoropadsky, a spokesman for Right Sector, told Reuters.

(Reporting by Natalya Zinets; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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