A teenager has stabbed his father to death, while protecting his mother and sister.

A family feud in a rented apartment in Kyiv's Obolon district late Monday night turned into bloody chaos as a 15-year-old teenager killed his 59-year-old father (both citizens of Azerbaijan), sources told the Obozrevatel media outlet.

The victim had run a flower business in town.

Read alsoZelensky talks creating centers to help victims of domestic violenceAccording to preliminary information, the father threatened his wife and daughter with a weapon. The teenage son reportedly confronted his father and at a certain moment snapped, taking a kitchen knife and stabbing his father in the neck more than thirty times.

When the son realized that his father was dead, he reported to the police.

Law enforcers opened criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Article 115 (premeditated murder) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The teenager has been taken into custody.