Possible inconsiderable increase in transit of illegal migrants through Ukraine can take place because of riots in the countries of Africa, the Near and Middle East


The number of illegal migrants using Ukraine as a transit way to the countries of European Union is sufficiently reduced. On April 13, 2011 the first deputy of the head of State Border Service Pavlo Shysholin spoke about these facts during the on-line-conference. Not only statistics convincingly testifies about this as well as data on the number of illegal migrants detained at the border of our country by border departments of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania – during the years 2008-2010 this quantity lessened in 2-2,5 times. The further reduction of these indexes is prognosticated. The single thing nowadays into which corrections to our evaluating predictions can be put is that revolutions, mass actions against power in some countries of Africa, the Near and Middle East. Probably, they can cause the decrease in the number of illegal migrants who will make their way through the territory of Ukraine. However, today we can see that main flows of people who escape these countries go through Balkan way. And so-called Easter way passing through the territory of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus to the countries of European Union becomes of minor importance according to official evaluations, – stated Pavlo Shysholin.

Source: http://pvu.gov.ua/control/uk/publish/article?art_id=110030&cat_id=62916