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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.

Two Tajiks were detained in Lviv region

03-11-2018

The residents of the village of Shehyni informed the Lviv border guards about the appearance of unknown persons in the border area. The Response Group started immediately to look for the “tourists” 300 meters before the Ukrainian-Polish border. They were the citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan, YOB 1984 and 1985. They had passport documents.

The border guards found out that the detainees arrived to Ukraine on the eve by legal way, but they were unable to explain plausibly what they were doing at the Polish border. Subsequently, the men admitted that they had intended to bypass the checkpoint and illegally cross the border.

The decision in the case on attempt to cross illegally the state border of Ukraine (committed by a group of persons) will be taken by the court.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/bilya-shegin-na-lvivshchini-zatrimali-dvoh-tadzhikiv/

Border guards found fake document and someone else’s passport in two foreigners

02-11-2018

Turkish citizen with a fake ID-card was stopped by the border guards of the Separate checkpoint “Boryspil”. During the border control he has provided the passport of the citizen of Turkey and the ID card of a citizen of France, which was full with signs of forgery. Further on, the law enforcement authorities found out that the foreigner intended to depart in some days from Ukraine to Budapest using in advance the bought ticket.

The foreigner was refused in crossing the state border and returned on the back flight. Also, a Turkish citizen is prohibited to enter Ukraine for a period of 3 years.

And at the checkpoint “Kharkiv-passenger” the border guards of the Kharkiv Detachment found a foreign document with the constituent data of another person belonging to the citizen of Azerbaijan. The foreigner in such a way planned to get to Russia by train “Kharkov-Moscow”.

A notification was sent to the National Police for inclusion the signs of a criminal offense detection into the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations under the Article 357 of the Crime Code of Ukraine (Theft, misappropriation, extortion of documents, stamps, seals, taking them by fraud or abuse of official position or their damage). The person is handed over to the staff of the National Police in Kharkiv region.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/prikordonniki-viyavili-u-dvoh-inozemciv-falshiviy-ta-chuzhiy-pasport/

Three Iranians planned to get to Finland by forged documents

01-11-2018

The foreigners, citizens of Iran, arrived by the flight from Teheran to Kyiv. They reported that they had purchased fake documents for a lot of money in order to get to Finland.

Detected offenders were taken off from the flight and would be returned to the country from which they arrived.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/tro-irakciv-planuvali-potrapiti-do-finlyandii-za-pidroblenimi-dokumentami/

Two groups of illegal migrants were detained in Western Ukraine

01-11-2018

Information about possible attempt to violate the border on Slovakia was provided by the Operational Units of the Western Regional Department of the State Border Guard Service. Soon, the detail of the BU “Velykyi Bereznyi” identified the persons of Asian appearance, who were traveling towards the border. The offenders were detained 300 m before the state border nearby the village of Zabrid, Velykyi Bereznyi district. To stop illegal migrants, the officers had to get a warning shot on. The detainees, including four citizens of Afghanistan and one from Vietnam, were in the border area without any documents.

Another group of illegal migrants – two men and a woman without documents, were detained by the border guards of the BU “Syanki” guarding the part of the mountain area of the Ukrainian-Polish border. The foreigners were disclosed on the outskirts of one of the settlements. Consequently, it turned out that they were brought to the border by unidentified persons who, as if, should further facilitate their illegal travel to Western Europe.

All foreigners were detained in administrative order, the decision on the case concerning the attempt of illegal cross of the state border of Ukraine (committed by a group of persons) will be taken by the court. Currently, the measures on establishment of persons involved in the organization of transportation of illegal immigrants through border is under procedure.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/%20video%20-dvi-grupi-nelegalnih-migrantiv-zatrimali-prikordonniki-na-zahodi-ukraini/

Border guards detained three Asians and African

31-10-2018

During control and check actions the detail revealed the persons of non-Slavic appearance as passengers in the car except the driver. In the course of further inspection, the border guards found out that one of the passengers was a citizen of Guinea, another –  citizen of Pakistan.

The foreigners had no documents giving the right to stay on the territory of Ukraine. They were handed over to the staff of Rakhiv District Sector of State Migration service to make further legal decision.

In addition, the district inspector of the BU “Parkhomenkove” of the Lviv Detachment, according to information provided by a local resident, detained 2 citizens of Bangladesh. The foreigners made their way to the border on Poland beyond the check points.

For the attempt to cross the state border the protocols were drawn up as to theses persons under part 2 Article 204-1 of the AICU. The verification activities continue.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/troh-aziativ-ta-afrikancya-viyavili-prikordonniki-na-zakarpatti/

Two Azerbaijanis were detained nearby Ukrainian-Slovakian border

30-10-2018

The foreigners were found during the inspection of the vehicle, which was moving to the border near the village of Zavosyne, Velykyi Bereznyi District. Both Azerbaijanis had only copies of their foreign passports. Ukrainian citizen, driving the car, was also detained.

So far, the participation of 37-year-old Ukrainian in the possible illegal transportation of foreigners across the state border is being established. Azerbaijanis are delivered to Velykyi Bereznyi Police Station. After their identification, they will be brought to administrative responsibility under article 202 of the Administrative Code “Violation of the border regime, regime at the checkpoints across the state border of Ukraine or regime rules at entry and exit checkpoints”.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/dvoh-azerbaydzhanciv-zatrimali-nepodalik-ukrainsko-slovackogo-kordonu/

Two Arabs and taxi driver were detained by SBGS staff 200 meters before the border

28-10-2018

The Operational Units of the Western Regional Department of SBGS informed the military personnel about the car with illegal immigrants going towards the border. Therefore, the Reaction Group “Salovka” of BU “Tysa” was immediately sent to the mentioned direction. It took just twenty minutes to find the offenders. They were detained 200 meters from the state border in the suburb of the village Esen, Uzhhorod district. One of the detainees introduced himself as Syrian, the other was found to have an expired passport of a Kuwaiti citizen. Subsequently it was succeeded to find out that illegal migrants were taken by the taxi driver from the city of Uzhhorod by car.

They are delivered to the Border Unit to establish all the circumstances of the offence. The foreigners will be held accountable under Articles 202 and 204-1 of the Administrative Infringement Code of Ukraine. The taxi driver will be responsible before the law for offence commitment under the Article 206-1 of the AICU.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/dvoh-arabiv-i-taksista-zatrimali-spivrobitniki-prikordonnogo-vidomstva-ukraini-za-200-metriv-do-kordonu/

Four Hindu tried to get to Slovakia through the Transcarpathian mountains

26-10-2018

Four persons were detained in Transcarpathia and arrested for 3 days to identify them and clarify the circumstances of the offence.

The violators were detained by the border guards of Chop Detachment in the evening nearby the village of Huta. They were detected in a result of information received from the staff of the Operative Unit of the Western Regional Department of SBGSU.

Four travelers were stopped 1200 meters before the border on Slovakia.  These were 3 men and 1 woman, being without any documents and introduced to be citizens of India.

It will be recalled, the day before the border guards of this Detachment detained on the same direction two citizens of Turkey. The foreigners also planned to get to Slovakia bypassing the checkpoint.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/chetvero-indusiv-namagalis-probratisya-do-slovachchini-cherez-gori-zakarpattya/

Two Turkish citizens intended to cross illegally the border

25-10-2018

The response unit started to the place to detain the foreigners.  They were citizens of Turkey intending to enter the neighboring country beyond the check points.

The protocols were drawn up as for administrative offense under Part 2 Article 204-1 of AICU “Illegal cross or attempt of illegal state border cross”. Currently, all circumstances of the offense commitment are under establishment.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/dvo-gromadyan-turechchini-mali-namir-nezakonno-peretnuti-kordon-/

Two Turkish citizens intended to cross illegally the border

25-10-2018

The response unit started to the place to detain the foreigners.  They were citizens of Turkey intending to enter the neighboring country beyond the check points.

The protocols were drawn up as for administrative offense under Part 2 Article 204-1 of AICU “Illegal cross or attempt of illegal state border cross”. Currently, all circumstances of the offense commitment are under establishment.

Source:https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/dvo-gromadyan-turechchini-mali-namir-nezakonno-peretnuti-kordon-/