Information about border crossing was received in due time by the staff of the Western Regional Department of the State Border Guard Service. Thus, this direction was reinforced by means of operative officers and Slovakian colleagues. In the course of an hour and a half the offenders were apprehended. Illegal migrants were stopped directly at the state border, when they overcame the barrage fence. The detained men were the citizens of Iraq, who explained that in such a way they intended to get to the countries of European Union looking for a better destiny.
Aiming to clarify the circumstances of the offence and bringing to administrative responsibility the illegal migrants were delivered to the Temporary Detention Centre of Chop Border Detachment. After identification they will be made liable under Part 2 Article 204-1 of the Administrative Infringement Code of Ukraine “Illegal cross or attempt to cross the state border of Ukraine”.