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On a live tv interview, a Ukrainian journalist criticises a pro-Russian politician.

In Ukraine, a journalist attacked a pro-Russian politician while they were discussing Vladimir Putin on live tv.

Tensions are high between Russia and Europe, as the US believes Putin has already “decided” to invade its neighbour.

Moscow does, in fact, have backing in portions of Ukraine, including from some lawmakers, journalists, and even entire towns and regions that have illegally proclaimed themselves independent republics.

Nestor Shufrych, a congressman from the pro-Russian Opposition Platform – For Life party, spoke on Savik Shuster’s Freedom of Speech talk programme to share his views.

He was accompanied by numerous other guests from opposing political ideologies, including journalist Yuriy Butusov.

Shufrych declined to denounce the Kremlin, and when asked if Putin was a murderer and a criminal, he replied, “Let Ukraine’s authorities deal with that.”

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko slammed the reaction, telling the audience, “There’s a Russian spy sitting here in the studio.”

Butusov ultimately moved over to Shufrych and struck him in the face, bringing everything to a head.

Shufrych then rose to fight back, and the two of them ended fighting on the floor as other visitors attempted to separate them.

Butusov had Shufrych in a headlock at one time, but the duo were finally separated.

When the battle was done, all of the guests resumed their discussion.

It comes after Russia was accused of launching a false flag operation to make it appear as though Ukraine is about to invade.

After officials warned of an impending onslaught from Kyiv, 700,000 Ukrainians residing in the rebel towns of Donetsk and Luhansk were evacuated into Russia.

On Ukrainian television, a journalist attacked a pro-Russian politician for refusing to criticise Vladimir Putin.


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