​Naked Woman With 'Row The F*** Away' Written On Body Arrested Outside Ukrainian Parliament

A woman has been arrested outside of the Ukrainian parliament today, after appearing out front with the words 'row the f*** away' scrawled across her naked body. She was also posing with a paddle and wearing a swimming cap.

Aleksandra Nemchinova, 36, said her blunt political message was directed at Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko, and his political rival Mikheil Saakashvili. She said that she was protesting against the both of them, as they were 'ruining the country'.

The protest took place in a makeshift tent camp of supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, in front of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev.

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She had stripped off to recreate a famous Russian socialist statue called Girl With An Oar - essentially a statement to tell both the president and his opponent to fuck off - but it wasn't long before security guards stepped in. Despite bystanders stepping in to try and help, and the fact that she eventually put some underwear on, police got her fully covered up and detained her.

This is not the first time Aleksandra Nemchinova's been in trouble for a naked protest.

"The woman was arrested last time on November 21st when she staged another naked protest against the President and according to her friends she will continue the struggle," Alisa Vinogradova from the group Femen, who were behind the demonstration, told MailOnline.

"Her goal was to draw some attention to the political circus which is being performed by Saakashvili and Poroshenko.

"They both do not care about Ukraine or Ukrainians, they only care about their own ambitions."

Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko (Credit: PA)

The woman's demonstration comes after clashes yesterday at the site, which were between police and Saakashvili supporters - after police offers had tried to arrest him.

Saakashvili, a former governor of Odessa, who stepped down following a falling out with the Poroshenko, is said by Ukrainian authorities to have been colluding with Ukrainian businessmen to oust the president.

According to the MailOnline, she is expected to be charged with hooliganism, and faces a fine of 300 Ukrainian hryvnia (around £8).

Certainly one strong political statement she's made - and by no means an easy feat given the current weather, seeing asit's around 1°C (33°F) in Kiev today. Sure, we're sure that's probably not that bad by Ukrainian standards - but by naked standards, that's a big 'No thanks' from us. Brrr.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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