The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU, dubbed as the Ukrainian FBI) raided into a Vietnamese quarter in Odessa City on Thursday, Novorossia Today reported.
The operation in the Vietnamese quarter on Grushevskogo Street resulted in a brawl between fighters of the special division "Alpha" and residents of the “Lotus” housing complex.
According to the report, SBU officers, who were searching for evidence of illegal activity by immigrants (particularly illegal foreign currency transactions), acted rather unceremoniously, breaking into the apartments of Vietnamese immigrants.
Vietnamese ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Minh Tri sent a team of diplomats to Odessa to work with local authorities as soon as he was informed of the operation, Vietnam News Agency reported
The current situation in the "Lotus" housing complex has stabilized.