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Fistfight In Ukraine's Parliament Over Language Bill

Deputies of the Ukrainian opposition fought with deputies of the pro-presidential majority during a session of parliament in Kiev. The opposition parties were protesting a bill that would make Russian an official state language along with Ukrainian.

(RT) KIEV - The head of the Ukrainian parliament has admitted that the legislative power system in the country has failed after several MPs started a fistfight over the status of the Russian language.

Vladimir Litvin said that "the parliamentary system in the country was completely destroyed" as he spoke to reporters at a briefing dedicated to the fight that took place at the latest State Rada session while MPs discussed the status of Russian in the country.

"I have suggested a political decision – admit this fact and vote to dissolve the Rada and to announce out-of-term elections," the speaker told the press. However, he also said that the parliament did not support his suggestion.

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