Video: Six hurt in parliament punch up

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The Independent Online

Six members of Ukraine's parliament have been admitted to hospital after a fight.

Politicians from President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions stormed the parliament podium last night after it had been blocked by legislators from former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's party protesting about a corruption investigation against her.

Scuffles broke out and Ms Tymoshenko's party said six members of parliament sustained serious injuries, including concussion, a fractured jaw and multiple bruises.

Four of the injured members were still in hospital today.

The Party of Regions confirmed the fight and said its members were not injured. It said pro-Tymoshenko members had started fights in the legislature in the past.

Scuffles are frequent in the Ukrainian parliament, but yesterday's was the most violent.