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Fistfight erupts in Ukraine parliament

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 01:05

A rowdy brawl erupted on the floor of the Ukrainian parliament on Friday, as Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk was delivering the government's end-of-the-year report. The fight began when a member of President Petro Poroshenko's bloc grabbed Yatseniuk and pulled him from the podium. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Fighting broke out in parliament among members of Ukraine's ruling coalition on Friday (December 11) after a member of President Petro Poroshenko's bloc physically picked up Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and pulled him from the podium. Yatseniuk was defending his embattled government's record when lawmaker Oleh Barna walked over to him with a bunch of red roses and then grabbed him around the waist and groin, lifting him off his feet and dragging him from the rostrum. Members of Yatseniuk's People Front party waded in, pushing Barna and throwing punches, sparking a brawl in the assembly.

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Fistfight erupts in Ukraine parliament

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 01:05