Racially motivated attacks on the rise


Viktor is a Ukrainian citizen with a successful business, a wife and four children, whose life was shattered in April when he was beaten savagely on a subway train. Viktor, 45, wasn’t assaulted for his wallet or his watch, or even his support of a political group or soccer team.

He was attacked because his surname is Igbokvum and he is black.

For people like Igbokvum, it is becoming increasingly dangerous to live in Ukraine. Reported incidents of racially motivated attacks are becoming more frequent yet still often go ignored by police, according to international organizations and human rights activists…