Transcript for Ukraine on the Brink of Chaos
Now we head to Ukraine a country on a hair trigger. New signs of unrest even lawmakers brawling in parliament and a new war of words between the United States and Russia. ABC is there. Reporter: An all out brawl today in Ukraine's parliament while in the eastern part of the country, armed pro-russian activists torch and seize government buildings. Signs of a growing chaos. First Russia took crimea. Now, unrest is sweeping the east as tens of thousands of Russian troops mass just on the other side of the border. The U.S. Today accused Russia of fueling the violence to justify a possible invasion. It is clear that Russian special forces and agents have been the catalysts behind the chaos of the last 24 hours. Reporter: Russia is firing right back, saying that 150 American mercenaries have been hired by Ukraine, accusing them of causing instability. Russia said the fighters work for a company called graystone, once affiliated with blackwater, the firm that supplied soldiers for hire during the Iraq war. Graystone denied the charge to ABC news. Tensions tonight between the U.S. And Russia are once again rising as are fears over what Russia is planning next. Alex Marquardt, ABC news. Back here at home, a wake up
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