Ukraine Mourns Civilians Slain in Gun Fight

Image: Ukraininan people attend the funeral ceremony of men killed in a gunfight on April 20 in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk
Ukrainians attend the funeral ceremony of men killed in a gunfight on April 20 in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk on Tuesday.KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP - Getty Images

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Ukrainians attended the funeral ceremony of three men killed on April 20 in the eastern city of Slovyansk on Tuesday, after a fatal gun battle erupted near a makeshift checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists.

In a statement, the Russian ministry said an unspecified number of innocent civilians were killed in the attack by armed men from "Right Sector," a far-right nationalist group which figured prominently in the overthrow of Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych in February.

People stand around a coffin of a man killed in a gunfight on April 20 during a funeral ceremony in Slovyansk on Tuesday.GLEB GARANICH / Reuters