The battle over Crimea was echoed inside the Ukrainian house of parliament Tuesday when members got into a brawl. Ukrainian Communist leader Petro Symonenko accused the nationalist Svoboda Party of doing exactly what the Russians wanted them to do.
Symonenko claimed that by immediately opting for extreme tactics, the nationalists left Ukraine at a disadvantage, reports The Guardian. In response, two members of the nationalist party attacked Symonenko as he left the podium.
It became a huge brawl, involving men and women of all parties, lasting about 30 seconds before it culminated in chanting and broke up.