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Ukrainian border guards detained more than 1,000 migrants in the first 6 months of 2017


In the first half of 2017 officers of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine detained 1,059 irregular migrants.

314 persons were detained for illegal border crossing, and the rest – for violating the rules of stay of foreigners in Ukraine and some other offenses.

717 irregular migrants were detained at the border with Moldova. While 272 migrants were detained at the border with the EU countries, most of them were stopped at the borders with Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Romania.

According to statistics, the largest numbers of detainees were citizens of Moldova, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, India and Armenia.

In addition, more than 2,000 alleged irregular migrants were prohibited from entering Ukraine.

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