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    Clashes broke out between Ukrainian police and nationalists near the Russian consulate in Odessa after the building was pelted with stones, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the site of events on Sunday.

    ODESA (Sputnik) — Anti-Russia protesters gathered near the consulate, hosting a polling station for the Russian nationals voting in the parliamentary elections, earlier in the day and were mainly peaceful until some nationalists began attacking the building.

    Police then pushed the attackers away from the building's vicinity and clashes ceased for some time before resuming again later in the day. The nationalists then fled along a nearby street, at which point police officers followed and began detaining people. Clashes are ongoing.

    A police spokesperson said that two people had been apprehended in connection with violence. A woman was wounded in the skirmishes and carried away by demonstrators.

    Russian parliamentary elections are taking place on Sunday. Voting is underway at some 95,000 polling stations across Russia and in diplomatic missions in 145 countries.

    On Saturday, scuffles broke out outside the Russian Embassy in Kiev and continued into Sunday.


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