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Ukraine Opposition Blocks Parliament Session After Brawl

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine opposition lawmakers have physically blocked the parliament speaker’s podium to prevent debate on a language law that sparked a brawl, sending a lawmaker to the hospital. Parliament speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn on Friday said the fight showed that the body could no longer work together and called for the chamber to be disbanded and early […]

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Ukraine Parlaiment Scuffle Sends Lawmaker to the Hospital

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A violent brawl erupted in the Ukrainian parliament Thursday, sending at least one lawmaker to the hospital. Lawmakers loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich scuffled with opposition legislators over the use of Russian as an official language in the predominantly Russian speaking eastern region. President Yanukovich supports the pro-Russian bill, but the pro-Western opposition lawmakers say […]

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