Russian companies hire Tajikistan’s migrants to work in Mariupol – they complain about cheating with wages

Tajikistan’s migrants sent by Russian construction companies “to rebuild Mariupol” complain that their wages are delayed or not paid in full, Radio Liberty reports.

Construction companies promised salaries from 130,000 to 250,000 rubles a month, temporary housing, and three meals a day. However, according to Radio Liberty’s sources, in five months the Russians have never paid migrants their salaries on time, and the housing and food of the workers appeared not to meet minimum standards.  Tajikistanis receive 60-70 thousand rubles for their work – that sum is comparable to their usual salaries in Russia.

The exact number of foreign citizens sent from Russia to Mariupol is unknown. According to the interlocutor of the publication, the construction company “Restavratsiya” alone sent there 110 workers, most of whom are Tajikistanis.

The publication draws attention to the unclear legal status of migrant builders: they work on the territory of Ukraine without the permission of the Ukrainian authorities.

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