Reuters: Ukrainian MPs throw punches over accusations of Kremlin links
A brawl broke out between two Ukrainian MPs on Monday during a meeting of parliament faction leaders in Kiev, as one party leader accused another of working with the Kremlin and calling for him to be jailed.
Oleh Lyashko, the leader of Radical Party, was on the receiving end of several punches thrown by Opposition Party leader Yuriy Boyko after he accused Boyko of traveling to Moscow to receive orders from the government there.
"Instructions must be received from your own people, from Ukrainians," Lyashko said.
"By the way, I also want to ask the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) why they visit Moscow and are not yet in jail?" he added, before Boyko jumped to his feet and aimed a punch at Lyashko's face.
Opposition Party leader Yuriy Boyko (L) and leader of Radical Party Oleh Lyashko scuffle during a meeting of parliament faction leaders in Kiev, Ukraine. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin
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WNU Editor: I am guilty of not covering Ukraine as much as I should have .... the U.S. Presidential election sucked everyone's attention, and ... .quite frankly .... the news from Ukraine has been depressing in every-way. The economy is in a mess. The government is broke and in even more debt than 3 years ago. High unemployment. High inflation. Crime is rampant. Corruption is everywhere. Crushing poverty. Mass migration out of the country. A breakdown in the social net. And .... the war continues in the eastern part of the country. As for the political class .... no one has any credibility anymore. No one.
And as for all of those promises from the West .... financial relief, military support, political support, economic aid and investment .... nothing but more debt that will need to be paid-off in the future.
Sighhhh .... more on this in the coming days.