Members of the Azerbaijani community held a rally near the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kiev. January 10, 2017. Photo by the press service of the Azerbaijani community

11 January 2018, 10:41

At action in Kiev, Azerbaijanis demand to protect them from criminality

On January 10, members of the Azerbaijani community held a rally near the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Ukraine in Kiev, demanding to investigate the crimes committed against Azerbaijani businessmen. The Ukrainian police promised to take measures.

About 150 people called on law enforcement bodies to oppose those who exert pressure on Azerbaijanis in Ukraine and kidnap them.

The protesters noted that the kidnapping of businessman Khikmet Abdullaev on December 11 was not disclosed, the United Congress of Azerbaijanis in Ukraine has reported.

The resolution addressed to the MIA of Ukraine says that since February 2014, more than 20 Azerbaijani businessmen and their children were kidnapped. Attempt on well-known Azerbaijanis have also become more frequent.

In September 2016, Azerbaijanis in Ukraine also held a rally, demanding to protect them from criminals. They noted that in several cities of the country restaurants were smashed, and six expensive cars were hijacked, belonging to 12 Azerbaijani entrepreneurs. In the summer of 2016, five Azerbaijani businessmen were kidnapped in Ukraine, the "Meydan TV" reports.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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