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In Eastern Ukraine, security forces are cracking down on pro-Russian demonstrators. Today, Ukrainian security forces drove pro-Russian protesters out of the regional government headquarters in Kharkiv and arrested about 70 of them.

While debating the deteriorating situation in the east of the country, deputies in the Ukrainian parliament chamber broke out into a fistfight as tempers flared over pro-Russian demonstrations.

NPR’s Corey Flintoff joins Here & Now's Robin Young from Moscow with details on the scuffle in parliament and the escalating Ukrainian crisis.


This segment aired on April 8, 2014.

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