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Fistfight breaks out in the Ukrainian parliament

The Regions party, the political party of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, has been outspoken on the ousting of its leader and the pull from Russia.
By Aileen Graef   |   July 22, 2014 at 1:23 PM   |   Comments

KIEV, Ukraine, July 22 (UPI) -- Members of the Ukrainian parliament came to blows Tuesday after a disagreement escalated between the Svoboda (Freedom) party and the Regions party over the conflict in Donetsk.

The fight came after the Svoboda party recommended the mobilization of more troops to the Ukrainian border to fight the pro-Russian separatists. Oleg Tiagnybok of the Svoboda party reacted to Regions party member Yuri Levcheko's accusation that the Svoboda party "kills its citzens" causing the altercation to come to punches.

This is not the first time a fistfight has broken out in the legislative body of the Ukrainian government. In April, a fight occurred after the parties started blaming each other for the escalating unrest in the region.

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