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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine Claims Abuse

KIEV -- Ukrainians say they have been abused by police in Russia and their government has demanded an investigation.

A complaint was filed by the Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokesman Viktor Hahaychuk said Tuesday.

Tens of thousands of unemployed Ukrainians have migrated to neighboring Russia in recent years in search of jobs. Many live illegally in Moscow, building homes for wealthy Russians.

Some have complained to Ukrainian newspapers of being treated badly or even beaten by Moscow police after losing or being unable to produce identification papers required to live in the Russian capital.