Verkhovna Rada Speaker Arseniy Yatseniuk called on MPs not to come to blows.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, he claimed this Thursday in the chamber of parliament.
“You mustn’t afford yourself any faces-offs!”, the Speaker said commenting on the yesterday’s fight between representatives of BYuT and OU-PSD factions in the chamber of parliament.
Arseniy Yatseniuk noted that all news programs of both Ukrainian and Russian TV-channels showed the yesterday developments in the Verkhovna Rada.
“We have not allowed any such things during a year despite very complicated situations in parliament”, the Speaker emphasized. “I hope it happened for the first and the last time”, he added addressing MPs.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a face-off between OU-PSD and BYuT MPs took place in the chamber of parliament on October 29. In particular, BYuT MP Oleh Lyashko blamed the OU-PSD faction for voting with cards of its absent members. After that, BYuT faction representatives approached the seats occupied by the OU-PSD faction in the session hall and began to pull out cards from the voting system at the seats where lawmakers were really absent. At that time, a BYuT lawmaker and OU-PSD lawmaker Andriy Parubiy came to blows.