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    Saturday's deadly shootout between the Right Sector ultra-nationalist militia and Ukrainian police incited protests in several Ukrainian cities, including Kiev and Lviv, the Ukrainian television channel 112 Ukraine reported Sunday.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Earlier on Saturday, members of the Right Sector movement exchanged fire with police in the Ukrainian town of Mukachevo. According to the head of the Right Sector group in the Zakarpattia region Alexander Sachko, the local police opened fire on them without warning.

    The Ukrainian security forces said three attackers were killed and a total of 10 people, including five law enforcement officers, were injured.

    The Right Sector activists in Kiev have launched a protest rally in front of the presidential administration building demanding to dismiss Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen

    Avakov. Similar rallies of several dozen people are taking place in Lviv, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Zhytomyr.

    Ukraine's Prosecutor General has launched an investigation into the shootout, preliminary qualifying it as a terrorist attack.

    The Right Sector paramilitary has played a major role in violent clashes with police, which resulted in the February 2014 coup.

    In January 2015, the Russian Ministry of Justice added the Right Sector to its list of non-commercial organizations whose activity in Russia is prohibited.

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