Ukrainian lawmakers started a small brawl over a land reform bill. The controversial initiative is about to change the rules how farmland can be bought. Also outside parliament people protested about the planned reform.
A fight broke out in Ukraine’s parliament as deputies from the Opposition Bloc removed a poster calling for the prosecution of a Ukrainian politician who has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Radio Free Europe.
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Ukraine party leaders throw punches during a meeting of parliament factions after one MP accuses another of having ties to Russia’s Kremlin. The leader of Ukraine’s Radical Party Oleg Lyashko was punched in the face by Opposition Bloc Deputy Yury Boyko in Kiev on Monday.
Ukraine’s parliament was marred with a brawl on June 15 after MP Volodymyr Parasyuk tried to snatch a microphone from Dmitry Kolesnikov.
Fighting erupted in the Ukrainian parliament after the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk was pulled from the podium.
The Prime Minister was defending his government’s record when MP Oleh Barna walked over to him with a bunch of roses and then grabbed him around the waist.
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Two members of the Ukrainian parliament, Yegor Sobolev of the “Samopomochi” party and Vadim Ivchenko from the “Fatherland” party, were involved in a physical altercation in the halls of the Ukrainian parliament. Thursday, February 12.
The fight, which left both participants sore and Sobolev with a bloodied nose, allegedly broke out over a disagreement around a corruption bill.
The parliamentary committee has recommended the suspension of both deputies, preventing them from taking part in parliament sessions for five days.
A dispute at a session of Ukraine’s newly elected parliament has prompted lawmakers to resort to a more direct method of resolving political disagreements — a shoving match.
Ukraine defends World Cup in Parliament Fighting and Brawls
And here from another perspective:
“The brawl began with yelling over the language used in the chamber and ‘fascist’ accusations from both sides.
“The session was opened by the head of the ruling Party of Regions, Aleksandr Efremov, speaking in Russian, a language his opponents manifest that they strongly dislike. Ukrainian Liberty Party members made sure nobody could hear the speech by chanting ‘Speak Ukrainian!’ out loud and drumming with their hands against the desks.”
With this brawl Ukraine defends the Title of the Country with the most fights in Parliament.