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Ukraine parliament extends lease Russian naval base Sevastopol until 2042 | Apr. 27, 2010 |

The pandemonium in the Ukrainian parliament over the vote to extend the lease of a Russian naval base on the Crimean peninsular underscores the emotional intensity surrounding a Russian military presence in the former Soviet state.

Scenes of Ukrainian parliamentarians hurling eggs, smoke-bombs and throwing punches like high school kids in a cafeteria brawl stunned the international community. The brouhaha was in response to a vote extending the lease of a Russian base in Ukraine.

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