He said that after a meeting of representatives of parliamentary factions a skirmish occurred between deputies Andrii Teteruk and Oleksandra Kuzhel followed by scuffling.
"According to Kuzhel, she heard Andrii Teteruk curse her behind the back, after which she turned around and demanded an apology from the colleague.
"Teteruk's version suggests he was in a skirmish with Oleksandra Kuzhel, when suddenly she turned around and tried to hit him with a bag. Holding a bottle with water, Teteruk tried to use some on Kuzhel to stop her.
"However, Teteruk accidentally hit the deputy in the face with the bottle's neck. He tried to apologize to Kuzhel but to no avail.
"Andrii Teteruk claims he acted in self-defense," Herashchenko wrote