Ukraine politicians let fists do the talking

Last updated 07:51 23/07/2014
Reuters

Fists fly during a meeting of Ukraine's parliament as deputies vote on increasing the number of troops battling pro-Russian separatists.

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Tempers have frayed and fists started flying in Ukraine's parliament during a debate over increasing troop levels to battle pro-Russian separatists in the wake of the MH17 disaster.

The fight allegedly broke out after Svoboda member Oleg Tiagnybok voted to remove Donetsk native and Party of Regions representative Yuri Levchenko from parliament; Levchenko asserted that Svoboda "kills its citizens."

It's not the first time Svoboda has let his fists do the talking. He was caught in a fight in April when communist leader Petro Symonenko criticised party members for encouraging strong-arm tactics.

The latest brawl broke out after a presidential decree was passed to draw up military reserves to protect Ukraine's border.

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