Ukraine's State Border Services strengthen protection of border with Slovakia

The leadership of the State Border Services of Ukraine has decided to strengthen the protection on the section of the Ukrainian-Slovak border due to the activation of irregular migration.

At present, the most threatening sections of the state border in this direction are strengthened by additional personnel, equipment and service dogs. Servicemen are tasked with maximally countering irregular migration and other unlawful actions prior to localization of the situation.

According to the border services, compared with the same period in 2016, during the summer and autumn of 2017, the number of detained irregular migrants has increased by 80%. So, if during June-November of 2016, 161 irregular migrants were detained, this year the figure amounts to 289 detained irregular migrants.

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