Snowball attack on Party of Regions lawmaker sparks controversy

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April 5, 2013, 4:37 p.m. | Ukraine Politics — by Anastasia Forina

It all started with a snowball thrown at Iryna Horina (left), a frail and petite Party of Regions lawmaker, during a rally of several thousand people on April 2. While some dispute the snowball's existence, Horina claims she was seriously injured and filed a complaint to Kyiv police, which opened criminal proceedings to investigate the incident.
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Anastasia Forina

A couple of snowballs thrown at a female Party of Regions lawmaker on April 2 turned into an avalanche of national debates on violence against women, the nation's tolerance for aggression and the selective work of law enforcement officials. 

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