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.
Verifying operative information by joint interagency group nearby the border in Novoselytskyi district three cars were stopped at night being driven by Ukrainians. It was established that there were 4 undocumented foreigners in each car. According to previous information the detained men were migrants from Bangladesh. The foreigners were delivered to the Border Unit in order to perform the filtration measures and identify persons. Three their smugglers are threatened with responsibility under Article 206-1 of the AICU (Illegal transportation of foreigners and stateless persons within the territory of Ukraine).
Another “seekers of better life” were detained last night by the border guards of Border Unit “Uzhhorod”, Chop Detachment.
The residents of the village Onokivtsi, Uzhhorod district informed the officers about the movement of unknown persons near the state border. Three Azerbaijani and one citizen of Bangladesh intended to cross the border beyond the checkpoints to get to Slovakia. Only one of the offenders had identifying document. However, all four foreigners confessed their intention to get to the EU with the purpose of illegal migration.
Currently, the border guards find out all circumstances of the crime and establish a circle of involved persons. The foreigners will be brought to the administrative responsibility under Part 2 Article 204-1 of AICU “Illegal cross or attempt to cross illegally the state border of Ukraine”.
State Border Guard Service in the frames of special joint operation “border-2018”, which has been started from April 10 and will continue to November 30, strengthens efforts to counteract illegal activity at the state border.
The border guards of BU “Rava-Ruska” revealed and detained a foreigner during his attempt to cross the state border of Ukraine. The citizen of Turkey, YOB 1980, confessed in his intention to get to the EU countries bypassing the check point. Currently, the man is the border unit, where he is identified and all circumstances of violation are established.
Local inhabitants informed the border guards of Mostyska Detachment about appearance of some unknown persons nearby the state border. Verifying information the border detail started to the place immediately. Soon, the officers detained three violator 50 m before the border – the citizens of Ukraine, China and Kyrgyzstan, who bypassing the check point planned to cross the Ukrainian-Polish border. The offenders will be called to administrative responsibility under article 204-1 of the AICU, they were delivered to the border unit. Currently, the law enforcers establish all circumstances of the offence.
In the evening borer detail of the Border Unit “Smilnytsya” noticed the motion of a group of unknown persons 50 m before the border. the law enforcers started searches of possible offenders and soon they detained two foreigners – citizens of Turkey and Azerbaijan. At dawn, the border guards found one more Azerbaijani. It was established that all foreigners arrived to Ukraine in legal way in the end of August by sea, however, they wished to continue their trip to the EU countries illegally. They are threatened with a fine for the sum of 8500 to 13600 UAH or administrative arrest for the term of ten to fifteen days for attempt to cross the state border of Ukraine.
Reaction group of the BD “Sheheni”, Mostyska Detachment, detained three illegal migrants at the approaches to the state border. In the course of verification actions it was established that the seekers of “better life” arrived from Cameroon. Currently, the offenders are detained in the special premise of the Border Unit, where the circumstances of ther illegal trip are investigated. Detainees will have to bear administrative responsibility for the attempt to cross the state border of Ukraine.
The staff of State Border Guard Service together with the law enforcement agencies conduct the events on counteraction to illegal movement by the illegal migrants across the state border.
Thus, in the framework of the joint special border operation “BORDER-2018” and the target preventive measures “Migrant”, inter-agency group, consisting of operational staff of the State Border Guard Service, representatives of the National Police and the State Migration Service, on the highway “Kyiv-Chop” on the outskirts of the village Velyki Lazy in Transcarpathian region stopped the van “OPEL ZAFIRA” of Polish registration driven by the citizen of the Russian Federation, in which he was transporting 6 undocumented persons, who introduced themselves as the citizens of Afghanistan.
The detained persons were delivered to the Border Unit “Uzhhorod” aiming to conduct filtration and verification actions. During interview the foreigners reported about their plans on getting the EU countries beyond the check points.
The RF citizen was arrested under the Art. 208 of the Crime Code of Ukraine (Detention by an authorized official) by the representatives of the National Police in the Transcarpathian region.
Realizing information of the operational units, the border detail patrol detained three foreigners on the road between the villages Bars and Bunyakyno, Putivl district . The persons had ID cards of the citizens of the Republic of Cuba.
Previously it was established that the offenders arrived to the territory of Ukraine illegally outside the check points crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border swimming it across the Seim river.
Currently, the offenders are delivered to the Border Unit “Bilopillya” for drawing up administrative materials. The relevant law enforcement agencies are informed.
Continuing action on combating the unlawful activities in the framework of the joint special border operation “Border – 2018” and target preventive actions for the implementation of legislation in the sphere of migration “Migrant” the strengthening of the Ukrainian-Romanian border had been performed already for the fourth time during the summer period.
Two illegal migrants were detained at this direction. Border detail stopped the offenders 600 metres before the state border line. The man had no any documents and introduced as the citizens of Turkey. It should be mentioned that one of the Turkish was “familiar” to the border guards, as the man had previously been detained by the border guards of the Border Unit “Krasnoilsk” for his attempt to cross illegally the state border.
Detained illegal migrants are detained for their identification, the protocols will be drawn up on administrative violations, their fate will be decided by the court.
Thus, the border guards of the BD “Syanky”, Mostyska Detachment, togather with the policemen found the foreigners during the check of the car. The persons from the Middle East were driving in the car of Lithuania registration in the Transcarpathian region. One of the Syrians had no any identification documents, the other had a certificate of application for protection in Ukraine.
One Syrian citizen was arrested up to 3 days for identification, he was placed to the Temporary Detention Facility, the other man was brought to the administrative responsibility under the Art 202 of the AICU.