An interior ministry serviceman stands near an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at the scene of a shootout near Mukacheve, Ukraine, July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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President Petro Poroshenko confronted a fresh crisis Monday as a deadly standoff continued between interior ministry units and armed Ukrainian ultranationalists in a western enclave near Hungary.The EU-backed leader planned to convene his "military cabinet" of top generals Monday to try and diffuse tensions between two forces vital to his bid to stamp out a separatist insurgency 1,000 kilometers (more than 600 miles) away in eastern Ukraine.Interior ministry battalions are also at the forefront of the 15-month battle against the separatist fighters that has claimed more than 6,500 lives.The interior ministry -- which backed up troops with armored personnel carriers and military trucks -- said one civilian had also died in circumstances that were unclear.The gun battle erupted in Zakarpattia, a region of 1.3 million people that is split from the rest of Ukraine by the Carpathian Mountains and has ancient cultural ties to Hungary.
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