Ukrainian MP strikes Russian in brawl after he snatched his nation’s flag

A scuffle broke out between Ukrainian and Russian political figures at a summit after a blue and yellow flag was unfurled as the Kremlin mouthpiece spoke.

The melee started at the summit of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) in Ankara, Turkey, when members of the Ukrainian Parliament attempted to disrupt the speech of the Russian delegation.

After Ola Timofeeva, a politician from the United Russia party, pinned the St George’s ribbon – a symbol of Russian aggression – on her jacket, Ukrainian delegates tried to unfurl a yellow and blue flag.

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However, Russian politicians stopped this angrily, causing the speaker at the event to intervene.

"The person who has been given the floor will speak here. I will not allow anyone to disturb the peace and order of the event. If someone has such intentions, they should leave the room," he said.

He stated that everyone can express their opinions and ideas orally, but a line was crossed.

"There is nothing wrong with this. However, if attempts are made to hold actions, the site of today's meeting will cease to be a parliamentary event and turn into a street movement," the speaker said.

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And after that, a Ukrainian MP tried to take the flag back, causing a physical battle, according to reports.

Pravda stated: "Subsequently, a fight broke out on the sidelines of the event with the participation of Ukrainian MP Oleksandr Marikovskyi over the Ukrainian flag, which he had to take back."

The Praesidium of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, an organisation focussed on the elimination of the consequences of the genocide committed by the Soviet state against Crimean Tatar has questioned the involvement of Russia in PABSEC.

"They develop, discuss and approve criminal decisions aimed at violating the norms of international treaties, launching and waging war against the sovereign, independent and democratic Ukrainian state, as a result of which civilians, including children, die every day," the Mejlis said.

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