The articles in this column are translated media articles from various Ukrainian sources. Often, these are based on press statements from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) or State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS). They are mere translations and published here for the purpose of documenting developments in Ukraine. Thus, the articles neither reflect the opinion of the Border Monitoring Project Ukraine nor does the BMP approve the statements made in these articles.
Border guards of Chop Detachment detained two illegal migrants from Georgia in the area of BS “Knyaginya”. The men were detected 400 meters before the line of state border, who were attempting to climb over the fence. Detainees had passports for travelling abroad. Then, it was established that mentioned persons arrived to Ukraine in legal way, however, and then they decided to get to the EU countries, choosing the mountainous area of Transcarapathia. Detainees were delivered to border subdivision to draw up administrative-procedural documents.
Two groups of illegal migrants were detained by the officers of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, who intended to cross the state border in illegal way. Thus, the border detail of BS “Vilok”receiving operative information at about 2 a.m. discovered and detained three men without documents. They reported to be the citizens of India. So far, filtration measures are undertaken and circumstances of the infringement are under establishment.
Also, four more illegal migrants were detected by the border detail “Kosyno” of the same detachment. They were apprehended a hundred meters before the state border. According to their words, it was known that one of them was native of Bangladesh, and three others were from Nepal. The personalities of the violators and circumstances of the infringement are established.
All migrants intended to get illegally to Hungary.
Three illegal migrants were apprehended by the border guards of Chop detachment in the woods of Transcarpathia. The trespassers were stopped close to the v. Malyi Bereznyi after alarm device actuation. Group of persons – two men and a woman – were moving towards Ukrainian-Slovakian border. the travelers did not have any documents, and reported the law enforcement agents to be the citizens of Morocco. Detainees were delivered to Border Subdivision in order to perform filtration-verification measures. So far circumstance are established as to their far away trip and plans to cross Slovakian border.
Three travelers from Georgia were detained by border patrol at the border on Romania. Local residents noticed the foreigners in the border area and immediately informed the border guards on this point. Three men were stopped by border detail in the suburb of Dilove village, Rakhivskyi region. All of them had foreign passports of the Georgian citizens. During the interview they confessed in their trip to the neighboring country. Administrative protocols were drawn up as to the violators, which were handed to the court. It should be added that these persons arrived to Ukraine in established order.
Border guards of Chop Detachment detained illegal migrants early in the morning when performing patrolling. The violator was apprehended by the reaction group after alarm system actuation 100 m before the border. Detainee, being travelling beyond the check point from Slovakia, had no any documents. During the interview the man reported to be the native of Groznyi, DOB 1977. In the course of the meeting with the border guards of Slovakia, the fact of border crossing was confirmed. Documents on administrative infringement were prepared and passed to the court.
Police officers Tolna region, Hungary 6 detained a citizen of Ukraine on highway M-, suspecting him in smuggling human beings, who were in his van in the number of 33 persons without documents. Driver-smuggler was discovered in one of the parking lots near the road by the National Tax and Customs Service (NAV) Region Tolna. They informed the police about the incident. There were 25 men and 8 boys among the detainees. They introduced themselves as citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. All of them applied for refugee status. Violators were taken to the Police Department Szekszárd, where they were given food and water. Then illegal migrants were passed to the Migration and Citizenship Service. A decision was made to apply previous detention to 55-year-old bus driver.
Unfamiliar violators were detained 300 m before the state border by Transcarpathian border guards. These were four illegal migrants moving towards the border. Border guards detected them nearby the village of Lypove, Beregovo district. The reaction group started immediately to the place stopped these persons 300 m before the state border. Detained men had no any documents, however they introduced themselves as citizens of India. They travelled to one of EU countries. All detainees were delivered to Border Service Department “Goronglab”. So far, border guards establish the circumstances of the infringement and a circle of persons involved in foreigners’ transportation over the border.
The staff of State Border Guards Service in cooperation with the border guards of neighboring European countries continues performing actions on resistance to unlawful activity. Thus, in a result of joint patrolling the border guards of Ukraine and Slovakia detained two trespassers – citizens of Georgia. The movement of two persons nearby the border was noticed by means of visual surveillance devices, and then detention operation started. In a result of the searching actions these persons were apprehended a kilometer before the border. Both violators had no any documents – they were the citizens of Georgia.
Two citizens of Syria were apprehended by the border guards of BS “Nyzhankovychi” close to the border on Poland. Local residents informed border guards about appearance of unknown persons in the border area. Additional border details started to the place to make searches and verify received information. Soon, in the suburb of the village of Trushevychi, Starosambirskyi district, border guards detected two unfamiliar persons. The men did not have any documents and called themselves to be the citizens of Syria. So far, filtration-verification measures are conducted. Protocols are drawn up in accordance with the article 202 of Crime Code of Ukraine.
They stayed in the family house Hoydudoroze and intended to be employed in illegal way. Some one of the neighbors reported about Ukrainians. The law enforcement agents found 8 citizens of Ukraine having no appropriate visas, consequently, they had not right to stay within Hungary. Detainees were delivered to Migration and Citizenship State Service in order to make further actions.