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A fight broke out between lawmakers from Ukraine's nationalist and communist parties in the country's parliament on Wednesday. (July 23)

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Kiev, Ukraine - July 23, 2014

1. Various of scuffles between lawmakers from the nationalist "Svoboda" party and the Communist Party in the Ukrainian parliament, people pushing each other

2. Various of lawmakers standing in parliament after scuffles

STORYLINE:

A fight broke out between lawmakers from Ukraine's nationalist and communist parties in the country's parliament on Wednesday.

The fight erupted after Svoboda party lawmaker Oleksiy Kayda asked lawmakers to vote to remove the leader of the Communist party from the session.

Kayda claimed that Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko had told Russian TV station Life News that Ukrainian anti-terror forces had killed Ukrainians in the east and dismembered their bodies and removed organs.

Pro-Russian separatists have been battling the Kiev government since April.

It followed Russia's annexation of Ukraine's southern Crimean Peninsula a month earlier.

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