KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s interior minister says that members of a radical nationalist group have surrendered their weapons and left a downtown hotel.
Arsen Avakov wrote on his Facebook Tuesday that members of Right Sector left the Dnipro Hotel they had commandeered as their headquarters, got into buses and headed to a suburban camp. Their departure followed a shooting spree in the capital, in which a Right Sector member shot and wounded three people, including a deputy mayor of the capital. Police then surrounded the hotel.
Right Sector played a key role in the ouster of Ukraine’s pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych, but fell out with the new government and besieged parliament for a several hours demanding Avakov’s resignation following the killing of one of their leaders.