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Scuffles break out in Ukraine's parliament as communists walk out

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday (April 8) convened to debate the deteriorating situation in the east of the country after the seizure of public buildings across the mainly Russian-speaking industrial heartland on Sunday (April 6) evening. Kiev says the actions are a replay of events in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Moscow annexed last month, and accuse Moscow of tying to dismember the country. Later deputies brawled in the chamber after communist leader Petro Symonenko accused nationalists of playing into the hands of Russia by adopting extreme tactics early in the Ukrainian crisis. Two deputies from the Svoboda far-right nationalist party took exception to the charges by communist Petro Symonenko and seized him while he was talking from the rostrum. His party supporters rallied to his defence and a brawl broke out with deputies from other parties joining in and trading punches. Symonenko stirred nationa

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