Two Ukrainian Politicians Throw Punches At Each Other

Right outside parliament chambers, two Ukrainian MPs engage in a brutal fist fight.

After days of renewed fighting between Russia and Ukraine, a peace deal was announced this week, following marathon peace talks in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.

While a cessation of hostilities would come into effect from midnight Feb. 15, somebody needs to call for a ceasefire between these two Ukrainian politicians who got into a brutal fist fight right outside the parliament building in Kiev.

Yegor Sobolev of the Self-Reliance Party and the Fatherland Party’s Vadim Ivchenko exchanged blows after an apparent disagreement over a new anti-corruption bill.

While witnesses were busy capturing the fight on camera, guards watched on for several minutes before finally deciding to intervene.

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This is not the first time physical violence broke out between two MPs in Ukraine. Last April, a session of parliament was suspended after a fight broke out between nationalists and communists.

Later in September an angry protesters tossed MP Vitaly Zhuravsky into a huge trash bin, before pouring liquid over his face. 

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It’s been a difficult year for the Ukrainian government ever since the conflict with Russia began last year.

Around 5,400 people, mainly civilians, have been killed in eastern Ukraine since the conflict broke out between government troops and rebel forces last year, according to the United Nations.

Although a peace deal has been announced again, Germany’s foreign minister cautioned that it is neither a "comprehensive solution" nor a "breakthrough.”

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