During the last two days border guards in Transcarpathia actively counteracted to illegal “travellers”


With the beginning of warm weather the attempt of illegal migrants to cross Ukrainian border has somewhat activated. Just in the course of two last days border guards of Chop Detachment apprehended four groups of “destiny seekers”, who intended to cross Ukrainian-Slovakian border. By the way, all detainees were getting to EU through the area of BS “Velykyi Bereznyi”. Now, State Border Service of Ukraine strengthens all actions on counteraction to illegal “trips”.

Thus, in a result of planned actions, at first, the border guards detained two citizens of Syria and one Egyptian. They “travelled” at night time through the mountains to Slovakia. As in majority of cases, detainees could not confirm their citizenship as they had no any documents with them. Already during some time after, information was received the group of unfamiliar persons in the border area. Operative group caught “quartet” of men without documents. According to the words of detainees, they were the citizens of Bangladesh. They aimed at getting to Slovakia in order to reach other countries of Western Europe in future. Later on, it was established that migrants from Bangladesh arrived to Ukraine officially. They had invitations for studies at Mykolaiv State University named after Sykhomlynskyi. In the course of further examination of the locality, border guards detected two more unknown persons without documents. One of them was a woman from Eritrea, the other person was a man – citizen of Côte d’Ivoire. During a certain period of time four more citizens of Georgia made the company for the representatives from Asia and Africa, who also aimed at getting to European Union overcoming Carpathian mountains.

All violators, who were 13 in all, were delivered to border subdivision for establishment of the circumstances of infringement and processing administrative and procedural documents. Decision about responsibility before the law and further destiny of the detainees will be defined by the court.

Source: http://pvu.gov.ua/ua/about/news/news_1207.htm