Border guards of Chop Detachment detained a group of illegal migrants from Asian region. The trespassers were apprehended in the frames of realization of joint actions on counteraction to illegal migration by the border detail of BS “Knyagynya” together with the military officers of the mobile detachment during the patrolling of the area of Ukrainian-Slovakian border. Detecting the group of unfamiliar persons moving through the forest towards Slovakia, border guards started immediately to meet them. At border guards’ demand to present them their documents, the travelers informed that they had no any documents. There were 5 detainees – man, woman and three children. In the course of original interviewing, the man represented as the citizen of Poland. The woman with three boys of 4, 8 and 10 years old first mentioned the country of her origin as Georgia, but soon she confessed that they were the migrants from Tadzhikistan. The “travelers” reported that they made their way to Slovakia and then from there they intended to get to Germany.
In general, in the course of the applied measures, namely due to the introduction by State Border Service of Ukraine of new technologies, technical re-equipping of the state in border, build up of border infrastructure – the number of illegal migrants using Ukraine as transit to the countries of European Union has fundamentally decreased. Not only statistics of State Border Service of Ukraine testifies this fact as well as data about the number of illegal migrants detained at the border of Ukraine by the Border Departments of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania – for 2008-2010 it lessened in 2-2, 5 times. According to the statistic data 2% illegal migrants detained by the border services of EU countries make their way through the border of Ukraine and Republic of Belarus.
Altogether, for 10 months of 2013 State Border Service of Ukraine and border departments of neighboring countries apprehended 807 illegal migrants (in 2012 – 1120 illegal migrants). In 2012 – 68% migrants were detained for illegal cross of the state border and other infringements, who originated from post Soviet countries, namely from Moldova, Georgia, Russia (migrants from Chechnya), Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan and Kazakhstan.