According to our Press Monitoring, 38 people tried to cross the border to European Union member states from Transcarpatia in only one night:
1. Border guards apprehended 33 citizens of Afghanistan and Syria at Ukrainian-Slovakian border
In the conditions of sudden worsening of tension at the state border of Ukraine the subdivisions of SBGS continue to protect the state border in a reinforced regiment not only at the eastern and southern area of the border as well as at other areas of our country. Thus, border guards of Chop Detachment detained 33 illegal migrants at night, who intended to cross the border by several groups. Border guards detected one group of the violators while patrolling the state border in the suburb of the village of Onokivtsi, Transcarpathian oblast. After the alarm system went on, the border guards started to the place immediately and apprehended 6 persons 200 m before the state border. They were the citizens of Afghanistan. Less than in an hour, border guards caught 27 persons more. According to the words of the detainees they did not have any documents, 24 of them were the citizens of Afghanistan and 3 were the migrants from Syria. So far, the detainees are delivered to border subdivision, the verification is conducted and measures are undertaken on the search of the participated persons and those who smuggled the detained persons.
2. Border guards were detaining the illegal migrants during the day
In the area of BS Malyi Bereznyi Ukrainian border guards together with the Slovakian colleagues detained 5 illegal migrants, according to their words – these were the citizens of Afghanistan. Ukrainian border guards detained them at about 03 p.m. Border guards were informed at once as well as the colleagues of the neighboring country. As result border guards of Ukraine detected 2 illegal migrants at the Ukrainian side 50 m before the state border. Three more persons were apprehended 1 km before the border by Slovakian border guards.