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Unsuccessful night travel of Indian citizens


The soldiers of the BU “Rava-Ruska” detained four foreigners, when realizing the received operational information about the appearance of the unknown persons on the outskirts of the village, who were moving towards the state border. According to the offenders, they were citizens of India. Subsequently, the men reported that they intended to get to the EU countries beyond the checkpoint.

In order to clarify all circumstances of the offense and bring them to administrative responsibility under Part 2 Article 204-1 of the AICU “Illegal cross or attempt to cross illegally the state border of Ukraine”, illegal migrants were taken to the border unit.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/nevdala-nichna-podorozh-gromadyan-indii/

15 illegal migrants were apprehended on the approaches to the border, in Lviv and Odessa airports


The officers of the BU “Dilove” detained two citizens of Bangladesh and their smuggler, who were hurrying up by car to get to the border on Romania. And in Lviv region the border guards of the BU “Rava-Ruska” detained a Moroccan at the time of his attempt to cross illegally the state border of Ukraine. Consequently, the foreigner admitted that he intended to get to the EU countries outside the checkpoint.

Another “seeker of a better life” was discovered by the border guards at the time of new arrivals check in from Istanbul to Lviv airport. The citizen of Namibia, going to get to our country by completely forged certificate for permanent residence in Ukraine.

In all cases, the detainees will be held accountable for their actions under the law.

In addition, eleven “market workers” from China, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Senegal and Afghanistan were caught by the interdepartmental group consisting of the staff of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Security Service of Ukraine, State Migration Service and National Police within the territory of one of the Odessa markets. The violators of Ukrainian legislation will be forcibly expelled to their countries of origin.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/na-pidstupah-do-derzhrubezhu-ta-u-lvivskomu-aeroportu-i-v-odesi-zatrimano-15-nelegalnih-migrantiv/ 

Border guards detained 7 citizens of Bangladesh, their smuggler and accomplice


At the control post “Uzhok” on the highway “Lviv-Uzhgorod” between Lviv and Transcarpathian regions, the border guards of the BU “Syanki” stopped to check the minibus “Renault”. The car was driven by the citizen of the Russian Federation born in 1992. There was also a citizen of the Republic of Moldova, born in 1985, who had documents, and seven citizens of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The foreigners did not have any passports and documents confirming the legality of their stay in Ukraine. Accordingly, they were detained administratively in order to clarify the circumstances.

In the course of further inspection, the Bangladeshis confirmed that they intended to reach illegally the countries of the Western Europe. Therefore, their actions were defined as an administrative offense provided by the Part 2 Article 204-1 of the AICU “Illegal crossing or attempt of to cross illegally the border of Ukraine” (made by group of persons). The border guards also sent a statement to the National Police about seeing the signs of a criminal offense in the actions of Moldavian citizen under Article 332 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine “Illegal transfer of persons across the state border of Ukraine”.

As for the citizen of the Russian Federation, the documents were prepared on the administrative offense under Part 3 Article 206-1 of the administrative Code “Illegal transportation of foreigners and stateless persons by the territory of Ukraine”.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/prikordonniki-zatrimali-7-gromadyan-bangladesh-ih-pereviznika-ta-posobnika-/

Ukrainian border guards together with experts of the European Agency FRONTEX carry out a joint operation in the capitl airports

24-10 2018

Effective cooperation has been established in this direction with the border and law enforcement agencies of the neighbouring States, as well as international security institutions, in particular with the European border and coast guard Agency (FRONTEX) and the EU missions. It gives an opportunity to carry out joint special border operations, participate in joint activities under the coordination of FRONTEX Agency, jointly patrol the border with the EU and Moldova and extend joint control.

It is worth noting that only last year the border Agency of Ukraine took part in 10 joint operations of the European Agency FRONTEX both on the territory of Ukraine and on the land, sea and air borders of the EU member States and on the common border of Ukraine and the EU.

The cooperation in this direction continues. Operation “Key points” in the air areas is in the list of included ones. In Ukraine, it covers the capital airports and airports of Odessa and Lviv.

As part of the operation, the experts from the border agencies of Poland, the Republic of Lithuania and Italy are now at Boryspil and Kiev airports as observers. The active phase will last until December of this year. Before that, the representatives of Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and others have already visited different airports.

Together with the European representatives, the existing system of information exchange regarding the early detection of new forms and methods of illegal migration to the EU countries is being supported and improved. At the same time, the coordinated joint local actions are to be an important factor that reduces the number of violation attempts.

It should be noted that FRONTEX promotes, coordinates and develops the management of European borders applying the concept of Integrated border management. Every year, the state border service takes an active part in joint operations and training projects and ensures the exchange of information and implements joint risk analysis.

According to experts of the state border service, FRONTEX Agency is a platform for the exchange of experience, obtaining new knowledge and skills, and most importantly – to strengthen border security on common borders.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/u-stolichnih-aeroportah-ukrainski-prikordonniki-razom-z-ekspertami-vropeyskoi-agencii-frontex-provodyat-spilnu-operaciyu/

Two groups of illegal immigrants and smuggler were detained by border guards and police officers in Transcarpathia


In the course of the criminal proceedings implementation with regards to the materials of the officers from the Operational Units of the Western Regional Office, the car with four citizens of Bangladesh was detected in the outskirts of the village Knyahynya. Together with the foreigners there was also a detention of our country fellow who tried to transport the foreigners illegally from Ukraine to Slovakia.

During further search actions the law enforcement authorities detained two more illegal immigrants, previously established as the citizens of Ghana. They were found near the village Domashyn, Velukyi Bereznyi district. As it was explained later by the foreigners, they were dropped out of the car and pointed out the direction to the border.

Currently, other persons are still looked for, who may be involved in the delivery of illegal migrants to the border. Once the identity of the detainees has been established, they will be held accountable for their attempt to violate the state border.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/dvi-grupi-nelegaliv-ta-pereviznika-odnii-z-nih-zatrimali-prikordonniki-spilno-z-policeyskimi-na-zakarpatti/

Illegal migrants from India were apprehended at the border on Slovakia


The agents of the Western Regional Department of the SBGS provided the border guards with the information about foreigners’ stay in the suburb of village Onokivtsi, Uzhhorod district. Reaction group started to the place immediately. The unknown persons were found and detained a kilometer before the state border. Both men had passport documents of the Indian citizens. In the course of the verification measures it was managed to establish that the foreigners intended to get to Slovakia beyond the check points. The citizens of India are brought to administrative responsibility under Part 2 Article 204-1 of the AICU “Illegal cross or attempt to cross the state border of Ukraine”.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/nelegaliv-z-indii-zatrimali-na-kordoni-zi-slovachchinoyu/

Border guards detected seven undocumented citizens of Bangladesh and Nigeria in the suburb of Odesa


The staff of operational units of the Southern Regional Administration of State Border Guard Service together with representatives of the Odessa Border Detachment in the suburbs of Odessa, conducted a complex of actions directed on available information verification as for illegal stay of the foreigners on the territory of Ukraine.

Thus, in one of the settlements of Ovidiopol district, Odessa region, a group of illegal migrants in number of 7 persons was revealed. They had no any documents. Four of them introduced as the citizens of Bangladesh, and three – citizens of Nigeria. According to available preliminary information, it was established that they illegally arrived to the territory of Ukraine from the Russian Federation and were staying in the country violating the applicable immigration laws.

In the course of the interview it became known that some of them arrived to Russia this summer under the guise of the football fans and intended in future to enter illegally through Ukrainian territory to the EU countries for employment.

Administrative protocols are drafted as for the detained migrants, identification actions are performed aiming in their further expell beyound the territory of Ukraine.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/u-peredmisti-odesi-prikordonniki-viyavili-semero-gromadyan-bangladesh-ta-nigerii-bez-dokumentiv/

State Border Guard Service completed targeted preventive measures in the framework of operation “Migrant”


In the period from July 26 until August 31 of this year, the  units of the Border Agencies togather with the interacting authorities ceased 3.4 thousand administrative offences committed by foreigners and persons without citizenship. They caught during the target operation “Migrant” being performed in this period. In addition, the employees of the State Migration Service and National Police also took part in it.

Note that during the month the officers of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine brought to administrative responsibility more than 3 thousand offenders being imposed with the fines totaling more than 8.2 million UAH. A significant number of foreigners, more than 90% were prosecuted under Part 2 Article 203 of the AICU “Violation of foreigners and stateless persons the rules of stay in Ukraine and transit travel via the territory of Ukraine”.

Besides, the border guards refused about 2 thousands of potential offenders a thousand foreigners in entering the country, 101 offenders were forcibly returned to their country and 24 persons were expelled. Fifty persons were placed to the Temporary Residence Facility and 52 persons are hold in the places of Temporary Detention Facilities of SBGSU. Also the activity of the criminal group consisting of 5 persons was suppressed, 4 organizers and 4 accomplices of illegal migration were detained, the Investigation Unit of the National Police received 15  notifications about detected signs of the criminal offenses.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/derzhprikordonsluzhba-zavershila-cilovi-profilaktichni-zahodi-v-ramkah-operacii-migrant/

Illegal migrant from Turkey was detained at Polish border


State Border Guard Service in the frames of special joint operation “border-2018”, which has been started from April 10 and will continue to November 30, strengthens efforts to counteract illegal activity at the state border.

The border guards of BU “Rava-Ruska” revealed and detained a foreigner during his attempt to cross the state border of Ukraine. The citizen of Turkey, YOB 1980, confessed in his intention to get to the EU countries bypassing the check point. Currently, the man is the border unit, where he is identified and all circumstances of violation are established.

Source: https://dpsu.gov.ua/ua/news/na-kordoni-z-polshcheyu-zatrimali-nelegala-z-turechchini-/

Border guards apprehended three persons for attempt to cross the border in Lviv region


Local inhabitants informed the border guards of Mostyska Detachment about appearance of some unknown persons nearby the state border. Verifying information the border detail started to the place immediately. Soon, the officers detained three violator 50 m before the border – the citizens of Ukraine, China and Kyrgyzstan, who bypassing the check point planned to cross the Ukrainian-Polish border. The offenders will be called to administrative responsibility under article 204-1 of the AICU, they were delivered to the border unit. Currently, the law enforcers establish all circumstances of the offence.