Ukrainian Jewish lawmaker says assaulted near parliament

By JTA
June 23, 2014 15:10




A Ukrainian Jewish lawmaker said he was threatened in central Kiev by uniformed men who hurled anti-Semitic insults at him.

Oleksandr Feldman, president of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, told police last week that the unidentified men surrounded his car on June 17 near the Ukrainian parliament, Ukrainian Jewish Committee Director Eduard Dolinsky told JTA.

“When he tried to leave, they punctured his car tires,” Dolinsky said, adding: “In the police report, Mr. Feldman noted that the men shouted anti-Semitic insults at him and this angle will be investigated.”

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