Ukraine was placed into group of risk of human trafficking in the "Report on human trafficking" in 2016. US Secretary of State John Kerry announced the publication of this Report, according to the US Embassy in Kyiv.
At the request of the US Congress, the US State Department is preparing such report concerning all countries of the world. The purpose of these reports is to stimulate actions and create partnerships around the world in the fight against the slave trade of our time.
The report mentioned that Ukraine has a large number of internally displaced persons, they are the most vulnerable and subjected to exploitation.
This group is described as "Countries whose governments do not fully fulfill the standards of the Law on protection of victims of trafficking, while making an effort to get closer to the fulfillment of standards."