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Meanwhile, the smoke grenade thrown has turned out to be of a combat-type, not to be used in closed premises, according to MP Volodymyr Ariev (BPP).

Read alsoRada recognizes Russia aggressor state as Donbas reintegration bill passes 1st reading"It was a combat-type smoke grenade, which in no case can be used in closed premises. Had [MP Andriy] Teteruk not thrown it out of the session hall, this could have led to a tragedy, especially given that there were children on excursion sitting on the [session hall's]  balcony at that time," he wrote on Facebook.

Ariev also noted the lightning-fast reaction by MP Teteruk, who rushed toward the smoke and took a smoke grenade out of the session hall.