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Brawl in Ukraine parliament

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:46

Ukrainian deputies brawl in parliament after attempts to expel a member. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Scuffles broke out for the second day in a row in Ukraine's parliament as attempts to expel one member boiled over with tensions heightened by fighting in the east of the country. Deputies from the nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party attempted to physically expel the leader of the pro-Russian Communist party, Petro Symonenko, because he made accusations about high civilian casualty rates at the hands of government forces combating separatist rebels. When an attempt to have him thrown out due to the comments, made to a Russian TV channel, failed, a fist fight erupted. Scuffles had also broken out on Tuesday.

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Brawl in Ukraine parliament

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:46