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May 25, 2012             12:17 PM

Tensions were high in Ukraine on Friday as opposition lawmakers blocked a session of Parliament and the speaker called for new elections after a violent bout on the floor of the legislature that some observers have dubbed the “rumble in the Rada.”

Video of the fighting — which left at least one opposition politician bloodied and saw another flipped over a banister, his feet flailing in the air — quickly captured the attention of the international press, joining other ignominious images of lawmaking by other means. The Lede has cataloged past clips of such episodes.

Nor was it the first time that the Ukrainian chamber was transformed into a wood-paneled wrestling ring. In December 2010, pro-government and opposition lawmakers squared off in a huge brawl over criminal charges against the opposition leader and former prime minister, Yulia V. Tymoshenko, that left five people injured.

Ms. Tymoshenko, convicted on charges of abuse of office in a case that has been condemned by the West as politically driven, is currently serving a seven-year prison term.

The Parliament’s speaker, Volodymyr Lytvyn, said on Friday that in light of the previous day’s violence, he would favor a voluntary dissolution of the body and new elections.

“Because, to put it mildly, there is no need in observing all this mess any longer, and it is necessary to stop tormenting the country,” he told the Ukrainian News Agency. He presented his proposal to the country’s various political factions, the report said.

But as my colleague Andrew Roth reported, most legislators did not support the proposal. New elections are already scheduled for the fall.

The fight erupted as members of the Rada debated a law that would make Russian an equal and second language in about half the regions of Ukraine, including the capital, Kiev. The debate pitted the lawmakers from the country’s east — where President Viktor Yanukovich is popular and Russian is predominant — against those whose base of support is in the west where most speak Ukrainian.

story from and video at:  http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/ukrainian-lawmakers-debate-with-their-fists/

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English: Volodymyr Lytvyn, a Ukrainian politic...

 

Volodymyr Lytvyn was born on April 28th, 1956 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volodymyr_Lytvyn

April 28th, 1956

4 + 28 +1+9+5+6 = 53 = his life lesson = Arguments.  Heated debates.  Attacks.

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