Citizen of Iran using for her trip two packets of documents,
one of which was partially forged, was revealed by the border guards of the Separate
check point “Kyiv”. The woman arrived by
the plane from Istanbul and correspondingly to the ticket possessed she had to arrive
to Erevan. However, she checked in for the fly to Stockholm, where she intended
to use another packet of documents. So, having Swedish ticket the traveler
provided her passport of the citizen of Great Britain. Namely in this document
the border guards found a partial forgery – replacement of the information
page. During interview the border guards established that the woman bought the
forgery in Istanbul for 600 euro.
In addition, the border guards revealed a citizen of
Nigeria during verification of the passengers arrived from Turkey, who provided
his document for control not belonging to him. In the course of the interview
the border guards of Kharkiv Detachment established that the offender lost his
passport and still wished to get to Ukraine, so he borrowed this document from
his friend, also he citizen of Nigeria.
So far, the citizen of Iran is made responsible in
administrative order and banned to enter Ukraine for a period of three years. The
citizen of Nigeria is sent back home by the back flight.
It was reported by the Deputy
Chairman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Artur Pimenov during the
on-site Interdepartmental Meeting on the operation results to counter criminal
offenses committed by the illegal migrants.
The participation in the meeting, which took place on
April 12 in Transcarpathia, under the chairmanship of the first Deputy Chairman
of the National Police of Ukraine Vyacheslav Abroskin and the head of the Crime
Prevention Department related to the human trafficking, the National Police
Artem Kryshchenko and heads of the regional departments of this unit.
Currently, on behalf of the Minister of Internal
Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, the law enforcement officers perform a set of
preventive measures under the conditional name “Migrant” on the
territory of the country. The purpose of the special operation is to expose
foreigners who are illegally on the territory of Ukraine, prevention and
suppression of the offenses committed by them.
As it was noted by Vyacheslav Abroskin, combating
illegal activities of the foreigners on the territory of the country requires
the consolidation of efforts of all law enforcement agencies.
“A more effective means of crimes prevention
committed by the foreigners is to
prevent them from re-entering after expulsion. Such activities should be
carried out in close cooperation with our partners – the State Border Guard and
Migration Services,” he stressed.
The first Deputy Head of the National police of
Ukraine also noted that in 2018 law enforcement authorities revealed more than
75 thousand administrative violations and almost 3 thousand crimes committed by
the foreigners. Last year, 258 criminal organizations and organized groups were
liquidated, of which 21 were on an ethnic basis. Last year, 3 268 persons were
detained. There is serious experience in countering this phenomenon and human
trafficking”, – said Arthur Pimenov.
In addition, he noted about increase in the number of
persons detained for illegal border crossing by 26 % (1,130 in 2018), due to an
increase by 24% in the number of detained illegal migrants, including citizens
of Vietnam, Bangladesh, Turkey, Iraq and India, on the border with the EU,
especially on the Ukrainian-Polish, Romanian and Slovak areas of the border.
Also, the Deputy Chairman of the State Border Guard
Service noted that the Border Agency takes preventive measures by identifying
potential illegal migrants directly at the checkpoints across the state border.
“In 2018, 4646 persons were denied in entering
Ukraine, of which 95% – at the air traffic checkpoints. In the course of joint
preventive measures or operations more than 2 thousand foreigners were
revealed, who had violated the terms of their stay in Ukraine”, – said
Summing up the results of the meeting, the first
Deputy Head of the National Police Vyacheslav Abroskin emphasized that the
results of the activities performed within the framework of the special
operation “Migrant” once again confirm the effectiveness of the joint
efforts of all three departments.
These citizens are acting employees of the Internal
Affairs Authorities of the Russian Federation, who are persecuted in Russia for
their principled position on combating crime. The reason that prompted them to
seek political asylum in Ukraine was the concealment from prosecution in
connection with their official activities.
According to the citizens of Russia, they were the
victims of persecution of influential persons because they tried to counter the
spread of drugs in pharmacies in the area of their responsibility. The Russians
explain that the persons who came to their attention as police officers of the
Russian Federation, is a stable criminal groups involved in the distribution of
drugs, with a clear and extensive system of relations among the officials of
different levels in the power structures of the Russian Federation.
Currently, the facts against them are fabricated and
the order is under investigation by the Investigative Committee.
Not hoping for a fair investigation in connection with
the order “from above” they decided to escape from Russia to Ukraine.
The Russians also noted, the friends told them that there was a real threat to
their freedom, health and even life.
Appropriate verification measures are taken to ensure
the objectivity of the information provided.
As part of the operation “Migrant”, a joint
interdepartmental group consisting of the border guards of the Azov-Black Sea
Regional Office, the representatives of the State Migration Service and
National Police in Kherson region carried out activities to identify the
As a result, during the operation in the Chaplin
district of Kherson region, the law enforcement officers found nine people, who
excessed the period of their stay in Ukraine. Among them there were six
citizens of the Russian Federation, as well as one citizen from Tajikistan,
Moldova and a stateless person.
The Protocol was drawn up as to all foreigners and a
fine in the amount of 1700 hryvnias was imposed.
Three citizens of Ukraine, who provided housing to the
above-mentioned persons, were also brought to administrative responsibility
under Article 205 of the Administrative Code.
Later on, the joint group found four more foreigners,
two citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of Belarus and Moldova, who
significantly exceeded the period of their stay in Ukraine. These persons have
been ordered to be forcibly returned to their countries of origin.
Information about unknown persons, who were moving
towards the Ukrainian-Polish border, was provided to the border guards.
Thus, in one case, the border patrol detained a
citizen of Kyrgyzstan, and later two citizens of Armenia – a woman and a man.
The foreigners intended to get to Poland in an illegal way, and therefore were
prosecuted for their attempt to cross illegally the border.
The further destiny of the strangers will be decided by the court.
The staff of the neighboring unit “Shegini”
detained a native of North Africa in the “green area”, who made his
way on foot to neighboring Poland. The vigilant local residents informed the
border guards about an unknown person and a few minutes later, near the
engineering border facilities, the response team detained a Tunisian citizen
So far, there are verification procedures, the
“traveler” will be responsible before the court for the attempt of
illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine.
The border guards of Mukachevo
Detachment apprehended four illegal migrants nearby the border on Hungary.
Information about the unknown persons of Asian
appearance stay in the border area was provided by the local resident.
The officers of the BU “Kosyno” arranged the
searches immediately and as a result, three undocumented men and woman were
detained. The detainees reported that they were the citizens of Vietnam and in
search of a better life they intended to get to one of the EU countries.
Currently, the foreigners are in the Temporary Detention Centre. The protocols were prepared for attempt to violate the state border, the case was forwarded to the court.
The border guards of Chop
Detachment detained a foreigner attempting to get to Ukraine beyond the check
The border patrol from the BU “Velykyi
Bereznyi” noticed the stranger on his way through the forest towards the
village of Stuzhytsya. The detainee provided an identification card of the
citizen of Hungary. The man was taken to the BU “Stuzhytsya” in order
to clarify all the circumstances of the offense.
During verification activities a hidden passport
of the citizen of Hungary was found among the detainee’s stuff. It appeared
that the document contained the marks of the State Border Guard Service as for
a ban to enter the territory of Ukraine for a period of three years. As law
enforcement authorities established, it was made in connection with the
legislation violation by the Hungaryian during the previous stay in Ukraine.
Accoding to the detainee’s words it was learned that he aimed to get to Kyiv,
where, as if, his girlfriend stays.
After carrying out the corresponding procedural actions the offender was placed into the Temporary Detention Centre of the Chop Border Detachment. . The term of his ban on entry to Ukraine will be extended to five years.
The law enforcers of the
Mostysk Border Detachment detained two Iraqis who were walking at night making
their way through the Ukrainian-Polish border.
guards of the BU “Smilnytsya” received an advance information from
the colleagues of the Operational-Investigative Units on any possible breach of
the border. Thus, at the direction of the probable movement of offenders, the
border guards put up border details. As a result of the measures made, the law
enforcers detained two men at the border, who were traveling in the direction
of Poland bypassing the checkpoints. As it became known later, the detainees
were the citizens of Iraq, born in 1994 and 1999. They arrived to Ukraine
legally by the plane in the end of last year. Currently, measures are taken to
establish all circumstances of the case. For the attempt of illegal crossing of
the state border of Ukraine, committed by a group of persons, the foreigners
will stand trial.
And the border guards Bilhorod-Dniester Detachment,
according to the information provided by the representatives of the
Investigative Unit of the Southern Regional Department of the SBGS, detained
two undocumented citizens vice in the area of the BU “Stepanivka”,
who illegally crossed the border from the neighbouring Moldova to Ukraine. The
young people of age 18 and 19 having no documents required for a legal border
crossing decided to get to the territory of Ukraine in an illegal way. The
residents of Moldova hoped that the border guards would not see them and at
night they realized their plan. Both violators were detained near the border
and taken to the border unit for identification and bringing to justice.