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MPs brawl in Ukraine over budget

16 January 2014 Last updated at 21:07 GMT

Fighting broke out in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday morning as lawmakers clashed over the nation's budget.

Some politicians had to be restrained, with one suffering a bloodied nose after being punched.

Boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko, leader of UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform), looked on as the violence unfolded.

Claire Brennan reports.