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 "I set this smoke candle on fire. I would have burned down this parliament as well," - MP Levchenko on smoke in Rada sessions hall. VIDEO (in Ukrainian)

On Oct. 6, as the parliament of Ukraine was discussing and adopting bills ##7163 and 7164 on Donbas de-occupation, a burnt odor could be smelled in the sessions hall. It turned out later it was caused by a smoke candle set on fire by Svoboda faction member Yurii Levchenko.

Levchenko confessed it was him from the parliamentary rostrum, Censor.NET reports.

"I set this smoke candle on fire. I would have burned down this parliament as well," Levchenko said.

He added this act was his protest against the parliament's actions.
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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in principle and as a whole the bill #7164 "On creation of necessary conditions for peace settlement of the situation in separate areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions" on Oct. 6 with 229 votes. The adoption of the bill means that the Rada has prolonged for another year the law on special order of self-government in separate areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk region, which had to lose force on Oct. 18, 2017. At the same time, an amendment has been proposed stipulating that the special order comes into effect only after Russian troops are withdrawn from the Donbas.
 
 
 
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