Brawl erupts in Ukraine parliament over controversial land reform | AFP

Ruslan Stefanchuk, deputy speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, calls on the deputies to maintain order after a brawl broke out in Ukraine’s parliament and hundreds of people protested outside the legislature as passions heated up over a controversial land reform bill. Around 15 lawmakers from President Volodymyr Zelensky’s party and their opponents from ex-prime minister Yuliya Tymoshenko’s party pushed each other near the rostrum as the legislature struggled to conduct a second and final reading of the bill.

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Push turns to shove in Ukraine parliament over controversial land reform | AFP

Lawmakers push and jostle in Ukraine’s parliament as they begin considering the final reading of a controversial bill aimed at opening up the sale of farmland this year. Some fifteen lawmakers from President Volodymyr Zelensky’s party, who proposed the reform, and their opponents from former Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko’s party started with each other close to the rostrum as parliament struggled to debate the bill. IMAGES

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