Ukraine parl't fail to sack c banker amid fighting

Ukrainian Supreme Council (parliament) chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn closed the parliamentary sitting on Thursday because of scuffles in the session hall. Members of parliament were due to vote on the president's request to agree to the dismissal of Volodymyr Stelmakh from the post of National Bank chairman and MP Serhiy Tyhypko's appointment to the post.

Parliament adjourned five times today and failed to pass any decisions. The next voting day is 19 December. The main issue on the day's prelimin