WATCH: Violent scuffles erupted in Ukraine’s parliament late on May 24 between lawmakers of the pro-Western opposition and counterparts from President Viktor Yanukovych’s party, which bases its support in Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east. (AP video)
“We need to harness the courage and buffoonery [of the parliamentary brawl] and go the people, because everyone says they are acting on behalf of the people, so we need to go to the people and tell the truth, and they will support [us] or not support [us]. We cannot keep torturing the country. The whole world is laughing at us.” (Reuters)
Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn speaking today (May 25) at a news conference in Kyiv.