Language law fight breaks out ahead of election

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May 31, 2012, 11:46 p.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

A May 24 attempt by pro-presidential lawmakers to adopt legislation that critics say could boost Russian language usage, in turn undermining Ukrainian, triggered a brawl. In a successful bid to block the vote, opposition lawmakers stormed the podium in parliament and roughed up pro-presidential lawmaker Vadym Kolesnichenko (center in torn white shirt), the bill’s author.
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Yuriy Onyshkiv

Ukrainan, Russian language fight goes to core of nation.
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