Rada rumble: Ukraine parliament fights it out as MP attempts to drag PM Yatsenyuk away (VIDEO)
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk branded some MPs “morons” as a mass brawl broke out during his speech at the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev.
The fight began between MPs from the president’s Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) and Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front (PF).
It allegedly all started when Oleg Barna (PPB) went up to the tribune while Yatsenyuk was giving a speech, presented him a bouquet of roses and then tried to carry him off the stage.
Barna’s actions led to a fight that disrupted the PM’s speech.
The brawl continued for several minutes involving members from both parties, although some were clearly confused, as seen in the video. When everyone had calmed down, representatives from both the PPB and PF apologized.
“Please, I’m not upset,” Yatsenyuk said while addressing the PPB speaker, “so there are lots of morons - let’s finish with the questions to the government.”
Oleg Barna was excluded from the Rada later that day.
Fisticuffs in the Ukrainian parliament are far from infrequent. In fact fights break out so often they have fueled a meme called ‘Accidental Renaissance’, when ugly fights in the Rada are depicted in photos resembling Italian art due to their perfect proportions.
Internet users have rapidly reacted to the bizarre photos coming from this latest parliament session in Ukraine giving rise to a fresh meme starring Arseny Yatsenyuk.
Ukraine's prime minister is probably wishing today would end quickly. His wrestle in parliament is now a meme pic.twitter.com/ILSZaxbFgK— Alessandra Prentice (@alessaprentice) December 11, 2015