Ukrainian parliament members threw punches and eggs at each other as the Verkhovna Rada ratified a controversial agreement with Russia that extends the latter's military base in Ukraine for 25 years. In exchange, the price Ukraine pays for Russian gas will be reduced by 30% over 10 years. Click here to read more.
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