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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.

Border guards detained a migrant from Africa

04-12-2018

The border guards of the BD “Krakivets’ noticed a foreigner nearby the state border. The border detail asked the man to show his documents and he was running away. However, the border guards soon managed to detain the offender, who was the citizen of Morocco, 1990 YOB. The detainee had no any documents, only the copy of the his passport informational page. In the course of verification it was established that the foreigner arrived to Ukraine this year by plane in legal way and had studied in one of the universities. After his expel he tried to look for a better life in the countries of Europe and illegally crossed the border. The man is apprehended in administrative order and protocol on his attempt to cross the state border was drawn up. A decision on the case will be made by the court.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/prikordonniki-zatrimali-vihidcya-z-afriki/

Border guards detained 4 citizens of Bangladesh and one from Ghana nearby the border on Poland

02-12-2018

The staff of the State Border Guard Service learned about possible illegal cross of the border beforehand. Soon, the operative subdivisions of the Western Regional Department stopped for check the car of the Lithuanian registration in the suburb of Sokal district. The car was driven by the citizen of Ghana, who had certificate on residence in Ukraine. In addition, it was established that the foreigner had just delivered 4 citizens of Bangladesh to the forest area. The reaction group composed of the border guards of Lviv Detachment and militaries of the SBGS operative departments assisted by the service dog found the traces of the offenders immediately and detained 4 persons. They had no any documents and introduced as the citizens of Bangladesh.

The protocols were drawn up as to the detainees for attempt to cross illegally the state border of Ukraine. so far, they are hold in the Temporary Detention Centre. The protocol was also prepared as to the citizen of Ghana for his violation of the border regime and fine appointment. All details of the offence are under establishment.

Source:https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/prikordonniki-zatrimali-bilya-kordonu-z-polshcheyu-gromadyanina-gani-ta-4-gromadyan-bangladesh-/

Law enforcers detained a group of illegal migrants from Sri Lanka

01-12-2018

Recently, in Sumy region, the staff of operational-search units of the State Border Guard Service once again eliminated the channel of unlawful movement of illegal migrants across the Ukrainian-Russian state border.

Late in the evening the SBGS staff together with the employees of the Investigation Department in Sumy region detained a group of illegal migrants from Sri Lanka and Ukrainian, who transported them by car.

During operative and searching activities the law enforcers stopped the AUDI car of the Ukrainian registration driven by the citizen of Ukraine. There were three citizens of Sri Lanka inside the vehicle.

It is previously established that the foreigners were illegally transported across the border from the territory of the Russian Federation to the territory of Ukraine outside the established checkpoints in one of the areas of the border in Krasnopilsky district.

Currently, the detained foreigners and citizens of Ukraine are delivered to Sumy Police Department. The investigative actions proceed.

Source:https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/%20video%20-pravoohoronci-zatrimali-grupu-nelegalnih-migrantiv-zi-shri-lanki/

Citizens of Afghanistan, Russia and Vietnam were detained at the border

30-11-2018

Tonight, the border guards of Lviv Detachment together with the officers of the operational-search units of the State Border Guard Service, using available information on the movement of illegal immigrants nearby the state border detained three foreigners without documents.

According to the words of the detainees, they were the citizens of Afghanistan and intended to enter the neighboring country illegally.

The offenders were taken to the border division and the protocols according to Article 204-1 Part 2 AICU “Illegal cross or attempt of illegal cross of the state border of Ukraine”

In addition, the border guards of the Belgorod-Dniester Detachment detained 41-year-old citizen of the Russian Federation, who illegally crossed the border bypassing the checkpoint. At first the man tried to get to Ukraine through the check point “Kuchurgan”. However during clarification of his trip purpose the Russian was confused in explanations and tried to deceive the border guards. He reported that he had lived in the Kaliningrad region, Russia and followed from the so-called Prydnistroviya to Ukraine for the funeral of his mother. But it turned out that his mother is alive and lives in Russia, and he even recently talked to her on a mobile phone. The real reason of his trip to our country was not established by the law enforcers, thus, the man was refused in crossing the border. However, the offender decided to cross illegally the border outside the checkpoint, where he was detained by the border patrol.

Currently, the Russian citizen is brought to administrative responsibility for illegal cross of the state border, he is banned from entering Ukraine for 3 years and is forcibly returned to Moldova.

And in Transcarpathia, the border guards of the Chop Detachment in cooperation with SSU and representatives of the Patrol Police of Transcarpathian region prevented illegal cross of the Ukrainian-Slovak border. Thus, checking the available operative information, the Police stopped the car “Volvo” of foreign registration nearby Uzhhorod. During the car inspection, there were two more citizens of Vietnam inside the vehicle. The foreigners admitted that they planned to get to the territory of Slovakia outside the checkpoint.

The protocols have been drawn up with regard to the  foreigners. The cases will be brought to court.

https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/gromadyan-afganistanu-rf-ta-vtnamu-zatrimano-na-kordoni-/

Slovak soldiers put the smuggler of illegal immigrants from Ukraine with their faces to the ground

29-11-2018

Two Ukrainians were detained in the area of Slovak town, who took illegal migrants over the border from Ukraine to Slovakia for a promised rewards of 400 euro by the secret paths.

There were 7 Vietnamese and 1 Afghani among them. Ukrainians were caught by Slovak border guards and put them with their faces to the ground. They are threatened 3 to 8 years of imprisonment for the crime of human trafficking.

Source: http://www.mukachevo.net/ua/news/view/480146?fbclid=IwAR1uYFsr9PyN2ubS5A67A-WEi825wD_ImJGOQ2zG-1eSqnn-xw9clOHSN8E

Three illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan were detained in Bukovyn

29-11-2018

The border guards received information about the possible illegal crossing of the border by foreigners from the operational units of the state border service the day before.

Three illegal migrants intending to cross the Ukrainian-Romanian border at night were detained by the border guards of Chernivtsi Detachment.

The border guards received information about the possible illegal crossing of the border by foreigners from the operational units of the state border service the day before. Additional detail started to the place and immeditedly found the violators. The night travelers at a sufficiently low temperature and snow-covered terrain were traveling in athletic shoes, the soldiers of the Detachment stopped a hundred meters from the state border. The detainees did not have any documents. According to their words it became known that they were the citizens of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

So far, the foreigners are in the Temporary Detention Centre of Chernivtsi border detachment. They are subject to further verification measures, as well as the circle of persons who may be involved in the smuggling of illegal migrants across the state border.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/troh-nelegaliv-z-afganistanu-ta-pakistanu-zatrimano-na-bukovini/

Law enforcement officers detained three illegal migrants from Afghanistan

28-11-2018

The border guards together with the interacting agencies detained three foreigners intending to get illegally to a neighboring country beyound the check point nearby the Ukrainian-Polish border.

The joint detail of the border guards of the Department Unit “Krakovets” with the representatives of National Police received operational information about three foreigners without documents, who were transported to the border. After a while the law enforcers detained the car with three foreign citizens without documents. According to the detainees, they were the citizens of Afghanistan. As it turned out, the foreigners have already been brought to administrative responsibility for violation of the rules of stay in Ukraine.

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”. The cases will be brought to court.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/pravoohoronci-zatrimali-troh-nelegalnih-migrantiv-z-afganistanu/

Illegal migrants was apprehended at the outskirts of Uzhhorod and his probable smugglers

21-11-2018

During exploitation, the Joint Inter-Agency Group of law enforcement officers stopped the car “Рeugeot” with three citizens of Ukraine and one Asian on the outskirts of Uzhhorod. The foreigner said that he was a citizen of Vietnam, but had no any documents.

In order to establish the circumstances of the offense, the foreigner was taken to the Department of the BU “Uzhhorod”. After identification, he will be brought to administrative responsibility under Part 1 Art. 204 – 1 of the AICU “Illegal cross or attempt to cross illegally the state border of Ukraine”. Detained citizens of Ukraine together with illegal immigrants were handed over to the staff of the Security Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/na-okolici-uzhgoroda-zatrimali-nelegala-ta-yogo-ymovirnih-perepravnikiv/

Eight citizens of India were not passed to Ukraine in “Boryspil”

18-11-2018

These offenders are revealed by the servicemen of the State Border Guard Service and are not allowed to enter Ukraine in all directions like by sea, road and air communication.

Thus, the border guards of a Separate checkpoint “Kiev” in the “Boryspil” did not let 8 potential illegal migrants across the border.

The passengers, citizens of India, arrived by flight from Delhi. However, according to the results of the border control, on the basis of Par. 4 Article 8 (not a proof of purpose of intended stay on the territory of Ukraine) of the Law of Ukraine “On border control”, they have been denied crossing the state border of Ukraine.

Identified Indian citizens were returned by a back flight.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/vosmero-gromadyan-indii-prikordonniki-ne-propustili-v-ukrainu-v-borispoli/

Two illegal migrants from Bangladesh on the Ukrainian-Polish border

16-11-2018

The local residents informed the district inspector that unknown persons were noticed near a private houses in the village of Lubnya, Velykyi Bereznyi district. The response team immediately started to the specified place, where they detained two foreigners without documents. According to the detainees, they were the citizens of Bangladesh.

Currently, the measures are being taken to find possible smugglers involved in transportation of illegal migrants across the state border. 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”.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/na-ukrainsko-polskomu-kordoni-zatrimano-dvoh-nelegaliv-iz-bangladesh/