1.2 thousand illegal migrants in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the law enforcement, the illegal migration issue threats the State security
15:52, 15 August 2018

1.2 thousand illegal migrants were identified for two weeks, most of them are deported. Sergiy Yarovyi, Deputy Minister of Ukrainian MIA claimed this during exercise,  the press office of the MIA reports.

‘1 thousand 167 illegal migrants were identified during two weeks. A decision on their urgent deportation from Ukraine was provided,’ Yarovyi noted.

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According to Yarovyi, the illegal migration issue threats the State security.

‘The results of preventive refinement Mihrant show that the problem with the illegals is very serious in the State. The massive influx of illegal migrants reached a critical level, and soon it will threat the State security,’ the Deputy Minister of the MIA stressed.

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As Natalia Naumenko, Head of the Department for Foreigners and Stateless Persons of the State Migration Service noted that the trend of the illegal migration is not expected to be diminished. This is why the Institution is developing an emergency plan in the case of the massive influx of illegal migrants to Ukraine.

At the same time, Serhiy Knyazev, Head of the National Police assured that the rights of the illegal migrants wouldn’t be violated. He also claimed that the Police would be involved in the patrol of the state border area to prevent the illegal migration.

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The Principal Deputy of the Chairman of the State Border Service Vasyl Servatyuk claimed that the Russian side violates the international agreements on readmission since they do not receive illegal migrants coming from their country.

In terms of the exercises, which took place at the Chernihiv point of temporary residence of foreigners and stateless persons who are illegally staying on the territory of Ukraine, the law enforcement worked out scenarios of riots and revolts of migrants like hostage-taking, arson, and detection of an explosive device at the temporary residence of migrants.

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