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Border guards detained the frozen illegal migrants in the Transcarpathian mountains


The officers not only prevented the unlawful actions of illegal immigrants, but also saved their lives. Frozen and exhausted foreigners were found in the highlands when they tried to get to Slovakia.

Despite the weather conditions and almost a meter layer of snow in the mountains, the smugglers sent illegal migrants, who are accustomed to a completely different climate, to make their own way through the forest to the state border. Note that the desire of illegal dealers to quickly and illegally earn money has repeatedly led to irreparable consequences, in particular to the death of the “travelers”.

The detainees were the citizens of Egypt and Morocco. The border guards immediately provided first aid to the foreigners. After improving their health state, the offenders will be interviewed to establish all the circumstances of their illegal travel. Also actions proceed on establishment of persons involved in the revealed offense. In addition, the foreigners will be held accountable for their attempt to illegally cross the state border of Ukraine.


Two violators of the state border were detained at the approaches to the border


Last night, during the locality monitoring, the officers of the BU “Belyaiivka” and “Troitske” found two citizens of Moldova and Tajikistan, who planned to bypass the checkpoints to get to the territory of Ukraine.

The protocols were drawn up as for administrative offense of the violators under Part 1 Article 204 of AICU “Illegal cross or attempt of illegal state border cross”.


Two illegal migrants – Pseudo Turks – were detained by the border guards in Transcarpathia


Information about possible attempt to violate the border was provided by the Operational Unit of the Western Regional Department of the State Border Guard Service.

In the morning at the checkpoint” Luzhanka”, during the registration of the vehicle” Mercedes” being driven by 32-year-old Ukrainian, the border guards found that two passengers of the car provided foreign passports of citizens of Ukraine for verification. In the course of further activities it was revealed that 32-year-old woman and 19-year-old man from Iraq decided to cross illegally the Ukrainian-Hungarian border. However, the offenders had their passports of the citizens of Iraq.

The foreigners and driver of the vehicle will be held accountable. The further destiny of the travelers and assessment of their actions will be determined by the court.


Turkish citizen and 3 citizens of Mongolia were apprehended by the border guards nearby the Polish border


One of the travellers making his way towards the state border was detained by border guards of BU “Shehyni”, Mostyska Detachment at night. At first, the stranger was noticed in the border area by the local resident, who reported the border guards about his appearance. Soon the border guard, who was patrolling nearby, detained the violator 300 meters from the state border. The detainee was a citizen of Turkey.

Three more travelers were apprehended by the border guards of the same Detachment “Smilnytsya” in the suburb of the  Halivka village. The brave persons, who ventured through the snow to overcome the Ukrainian-Polish border, were soon stopped. They were 3 citizens of Mongolia – 2 men and 1 woman.

The administrative and procedural documents were drawn up under the Article 204-1 Part 2 of the AICU and detained up to 3 days to ascertain the circumstances of the offense.

Also, it will be noted that all detainees arrived to Ukraine in the established order. The circumstances of the offence are under establishment.


Three citizens from Sri Lanka and Hungarian were revealed by the border guards nearby the border


The response team of BU “Shehyni” during the information verification received from the operative units of the Western Regional Department detained three men 400 meters before the border on Poland. Further activities revealed that the detainees were the citizens of Sri Lanka.

Another attempt to violate the state border was not allowed by the border guards of the BU “Tysa”. The citizen of Hungary, which in summer was prohibited to enter Ukraine, tried to pass the checkpoint to get to our country and to check the vigilance of border guards.

In both cases, the offenders were taken to the border units and brought to justice.


Seven Turkish citizens tried to make an illegal trip to the EU


The trip to the EU ended unsuccessfully for 7 Turkish citizens over the past day. The border guards og Lviv Detachment prevented the border cross.

The officers of the BU “Pavlovychy” bordering on Poland received information about the appearance of an unknown persons in the forest on the outskirts of the village. The border guards were informed by the local residents. The response team, which immediately started to the place, detained seven Turkish citizens – five men and two women.

The border guards found out that the foreigners were  in the border area planing to get to the EU countries outside the checkpoint to avoid passing border control.

The offenders were taken to the border division and the protocols were drawn up under the Article 204-1 Part 2 AICU “Illegal cross or attempt of illegal cross of the state border of Ukraine”


Illegal migrant from Turkey was detained nearby Uzhhorod


During the border guards servicing an unknown person was noticed moving towards to the state border. It was succeeded to detain the illegal immigrant, when he tried to overcome the protective fence. The offender had his Turkish passport. During his interviewing, the detainee admitted that he had an intention to get to Slovakia avoiding the checkpoints.

Currently, the foreigner is taken to the Chop Border Detachment. After clarification of all circumstances, the man will be brought to administrative responsibility under Part 1 Art. 204 – 1 of the AICU “Illegal cross or attempt to cross illegally the state border of Ukraine”.


Illegal migrants from Bangladesh were detained in Lviv region


Border guards of BU “Syanky” received a call from the local residents, who informed about two foreigners staying at the railway station. The reaction group immediately started to the mentioned place to verify information. Meanwhile, two undocumented citizens were detained. The law enforcers introduced to be the migrants from Bangladesh and intended to get to the EU countries looking for better life conditions. The men were apprehended by the border guards in administrative order. A decision on attempt to cross the state border by the group of persons will be made by the court.


Petro Tsyhalkin “More than 1,000 illegal migrants were detained only at the “green” border»


The head of the Border Department noted that compared to last year, the number of detained illegal migrants increased by 20% -30%. He also added that the increase in the flow of illegal migration is observed through the channels of legal entry into Ukraine – airports, road checkpoints. The foreigners of this category arrive to our country, allegedly with no intent to go to the EU, and later the border guard detained them on the Western border – in Transcarpathian, Lviv and Chernivtsi regions.

In general, the citizens of Vietnam, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco, Iraq, India and Moldova were among the most detained illegal immigrants on the “green” section of the border. Most of them tried to get to the EU countries outside the checkpoints in search of better living conditions, including across the border on Slovakia – 400 people and Poland – 240 people.

Since the beginning of the year, the border guards detained more than 3 thousand illegal immigrants.

Most of them, which is 1950 people, violated the rules of stay in Ukraine. The “leaders” in this category are the citizens of Moldova, Russia, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Uzbekistan.

In addition, during the border control at checkpoints the SBGS employees denied more than 4.2 thousand potential illegal migrants to enter the territory of Ukraine. They are mainly citizens of Moldova, Russia, Iraq, Turkey, Tajikistan, Nigeria, Libya, Georgia, Azerbaijan and India.


The foreigner with forged passport was detained at Polish border


The  inspector’s attention was attracted by the passport of one of the travelers at the checkpoint ” Mostyska “during the registration of passengers of the train” Lviv-Wroclaw”. The man submitted for control a passport document of a stateless person, issued in Italy.

During the inspection, the border guards found that the passport was partially fake, in particular, a photo of the owner on the information page was replaced. During the further check the border guards found out that the bearer of the document actually was the citizen of Turkey. The man admitted that the day before he arrived to Lviv legally and showed a photo of the driver’s license on the smartphone. During the further database scan the words of the alien confirmed. The border guards did not let the 35-year-old traveler across the border. In his actions, due to the use of the forged document, the signs of the criminal offense were detected provided by the Article 358 of CCU, which was informed by the representatives of the National Police of Ukraine.

The decision in the case on attempt to cross illegally the state border of Ukraine (committed by a group of persons) will be taken by the court.