Opposition MP startles press with obscene gesture in Rada

11:10, 15 July 2016
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People's Deputy from the Opposition Bloc, ex-member of Vitkor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions Yevhen Balitskiy was recorded on video showing a middle finger to a reporter from Chesno NGO, who filmed the MP during the voting.

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"A button-pusher [a colloquial reference to MPs engaging in voting their colleagues absent at the session hall] from the Opposition Bloc Yevhen Balitskiy, ex-member of the Party of Regions and member of the interfaction association For Peace and Stability shows our reporter a middle finger right during the voting,” Chesno reported.

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