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Ukrainian parliament turns into battlefield, members trade punches
All those who feel Indian parliamentarians go overboard while debating bills in parliament, check out this video of a fight in Ukrainian parliament where members at their liberty traded punches.

MINUS GARNISHED desks and polished suits worn by legislators, Ukranian Parliament on Thursday resembled a fighting arena as Opposition and pro-president deputies exchanged punches inside the parliament during a debate on a bill that will make Russian one of the official languages in the country.
According to The Telegraph, the brawl erupted between lawmakers from pro-western opposition parties, claiming to preserve Ukrainian cultural and political independence from Russia anddeputies loyal to Presidnet Viktor Yanukovich.

The bill, if passed, would allow the use of Russian as an official language in some parts of the country where Russian speaking people are a majority. Arguing that the law will split the country, opposition members fear that the law is an attempt by Yunukovich's party to divide Ukrainians, ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections in October. They also consider it as a threat to the existence of Ukrainian language.

As seen in this footage, members dressed in stylish suits traded punches as others, not seen in the video booed and whistled as the brawl went on. An opposition parliament member, Mykola Petruk had to be shifted to hospital with his head bleeding.

Ukrainian parliament has a history of scuffles and brawls – in December 2010, several lawmakers were left bruised after fighting broke out over the opening of criminal proceedings against former minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Five members of parliament had to be admitted in hospital after members traded punches and threw chairs at each other. At one moment, speaker had to hid behind an umbrella to escape from flying eggs and smoke bombs.

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