Ukrainian politicians fight it out as debate gets nasty

One deputy ends up being sent head-over-heels in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev Credit: Reuters

A heated debate in the Ukrainian Parliament boiled over into violence today.

Some politicians ended up covered in blood. One even fell head-over-heels.

They were debating a bill that would allow the use of the Russian language in courts and hospitals in Russian-speaking regions of the country.

Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament Volodymyr Lytvyn looks on as deputies scuffle Credit: Reuters

But it all got a bit much for some of those taking part in the debate, and they resorted instead to physical violence.

Opposition deputies brought proceedings to a halt inside the Ukrainian parliament Credit: Reuters

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