Ukraine, Russia Delegates In Free-For-All-Fight In Turkey
Ukrainian delegates at the Black Sea nations meeting on Thursday engaged Russian counterparts in a free for all fight in Ankara, the Turkish capital.
It was gathered that the scuffles broke out after a Ukrainian flag was spread open during a Russian representative’s speech.
Ukrainian and Russian delegates were later separated after the scuffle.
It would be recalled that Russia led by President Vladimir Putin has invaded Ukraine since February 24, 2022 with thousands of deaths, injuries and destruction of properties recorded in the ongoing war.
On Thursday, Ukrainian delegates scuffled with security officers who tried to pull them away as they staged the protest, shouting and holding their flag next to Russia’s lead delegate as she tried to address the assembly.
Pictures of the disturbance were posted by the Turkish parliament on its website, and Mustafa Sentop, the parliament’s head, issued a stiff rebuke, according to Alarabiya news media.
A video also posted online shows a moment a Ukrainian delegate punched a Russia representative after the Russian removed Ukrainian flag from its stand.
The Ukrainian delegate punched the Russian delegate in the face after his Ukrainian flag was snatched away to stop him photobombing a video interview with Russia’s lead delegate.