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Two dead in Kharkiv violence

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Two people were killed in the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv late on Friday, in clashes involving Russian nationalists, local media said. The two men, aged 21 and 30, were killed by buckshot when pro-Russian demonstrators besieged an office of the far-right Ukrainian nationalist group Right Sector, which rose to prominence fighting riot police in Kiev over the winter. Police said 32 Right Sector activists and six pro-Russian demonstrators were detained and a number of weapons seized. A spokesman for Right Sector in Kharkiv said his group had been besieged in their office overnight by pro-Russian activists firing shotguns and rifles and throwing petrol bombs and stun grenades. Kharkiv governor Ihor Baluta, newly appointed by the interim authorities in Kiev, said the "well-planned provocation by pro-Russian activists" began when unidentified men in a minibus provoked a confrontation with pro-Russia demonstrato

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