At least dozen wounded in blast outside Ukraine Parliament

Clashes erupted outside parliament in Kiev on Monday as lawmakers gave initial approval to consitutional changes granting more autonomy to separatists in eastern Ukraine, AFP reports.

A blast was also heard outside parliament, although the cause was not immediately known, the agency said. About a dozen people were reportedly injured.

A total of 265 lawmakers voted in favour of the reforms at a stormy session of parliament in Kiev, with protests both inside and outside the buidling.

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