Pressure between Russia and Ukraine spilled from the battlefield into convention halls throughout an financial summit in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, this week.
Ukrainian official Oleksandr Marikovskyi thrashed right into a Russian consultant after the unidentified man ripped a Ukrainian flag from Marikovskyi’s arms throughout the Summit of the Parliamentary Meeting of the Black Sea Financial Cooperation (PABSEC).
Video of the tussle reveals the Russian delegate seize Ukraine’s yellow and blue banner from Marikovskyi earlier than he chases the flag poacher away with punches whereas shouting.
The scuffle was rapidly damaged up by a swarm of safety guards and different diplomats, however Marikovskyi continued the battle on-line after posting the video on Fb with the message, “Paws off our flag, paws off Ukraine, Russian filth!” in his native tongue, in accordance with the Every day Beast.
The Turkish information outlet Anadolu Company printed video of an earlier dispute between Ukrainian and Russian officers, which confirmed folks clashing behind Russia’s Ola Timofeeva as she made a speech.
The battle between Russia and Ukraine reached new extremes this week when Moscow accused its enemy of attempting to assassinate President Vladimir Putin with two drones aimed on the Kremlin.
“We didn’t assault Putin. We go away it to (the) tribunal,” he mentioned.