Fisticuffs, smoke bombs and eggs: just another day in Ukraine’s parliament

Ukrainian nationalists are extremely unhappy over what they see as increased Russian influence since the election of Viktor Yanukovych. They showed their displeasure today by engaging in a chaotic “debate” — using smoke bombs and eggs — in Ukraine’s parliament over Russia’s lease of a Black Sea naval base being extended until 2042. Needless to ...

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Ukrainian nationalists are extremely unhappy over what they see as increased Russian influence since the election of Viktor Yanukovych. They showed their displeasure today by engaging in a chaotic "debate" -- using smoke bombs and eggs -- in Ukraine's parliament over Russia's lease of a Black Sea naval base being extended until 2042. Needless to say, this resulted in some entertaining photos and video:

Ukrainian nationalists are extremely unhappy over what they see as increased Russian influence since the election of Viktor Yanukovych. They showed their displeasure today by engaging in a chaotic “debate” — using smoke bombs and eggs — in Ukraine’s parliament over Russia’s lease of a Black Sea naval base being extended until 2042. Needless to say, this resulted in some entertaining photos and video:

 

For more on the rowdy Rada, see FP‘s list of the world’s most unruly parliaments. 

Kayvan Farzaneh is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.

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