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Head of Border Guard Service hit by smugglers' car, dies at hospital

The hit-and-run incident took place on the night of Friday, November 16
21:32, 17 November 2018

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Major Vadym Berezinsky, head of the Dilove Border Guard Service, died at the hospital on the evening of November 17. He was injured by cigarette smugglers in the Zakarpattya region a few days ago. This was announced by the head of the State Border Service of Ukraine, Petro Cygykal on Facebook.

“On my own behalf and from all the staff of the State Border Service, I express words of deep sympathy and grief to the relatives and friends of the officer. He was a true example of conscientious fulfillment of his professional duty. The person who committed this senseless and extremely cruel act - attacking the border guard, is already in the police. We hope that justice will be strict and fair. But today we have lost an officer, parents lost his son, and children - his father, "wrote the head of the State Border Service.

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An incident occurred in Zakarpattya region, westernmost Ukraine, where a car driver ran over an employee of the State Border Guard. Oleg Slobodyan, the spokesman of the agency wrote this on Facebook.

In the small hours of Friday, the servicemen of the State Border Guard and their Romanian colleagues detained two smugglers and ten packages of tobacco products on the Romanian side of the border.

'Soon after that, the border guards detained a man in the diving suit - in the Dilove border section, not far from Tysa river. He carried no documents, but he had a lot of money that he supposedly got for making the illegal deal. During primary investigative actions, another unknown perpetrator ran over the head of the Border Guard unit. The Border Guard officer sustained heavy injuries. The ambulance car took the serviceman to the intensive care unit. The border guard's condition is extremely grave', Slobodyan said, specifying that the man was in a coma.  

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