Ukrainian politicians fight again – level 3

Ukrainian politicians fight again – level 3

26-03-2013 06:00

It’s not the first time this has happened in Ukraine. Politicians went toe-to-toe in the countries parliament chamber on Tuesday in a brawl between the president's party and a far-right opposition faction.

It was the first parliamentary session since the end of February. One group booed a speech being made by the other and fists started to fly.

The arguments started because one politician gave a speech in Russian. Millions in Ukraine see Russian as their mother tongue but others see it as an insult to national pride. There have been plenty of fights between politicians over this issue.

Interesting words: go toe-to-toe (be equal in a fight), chamber (one of the two parts of a parliament), brawl (fight involving many people), faction (part), boo (shout “boo” to show that you do not like a person).

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