Russians detained in Ukraine's Zakarpattia region for attempting illegally get to EU

Source : 112 Ukraine

The violators were detained in 50 meters from the boundary line
22:23, 1 October 2018

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Two Russians who tried to illegally cross the Ukrainian border and get to European countries were detained in Zakarpattia region on October 1. The press office of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported.

‘The offenders tried to cross Ukrainian-Hungarian border near Esen settlement of Uzhhorod region. The border guards received the information on the possible attempt of crossing the State border from the operational staff of the Western Regional Office,’ the border guards report.

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The violators were detained in 50 meters from the boundary line. The detainees had Russian passports with themselves.

It was established that the Russians planned to illegally enter the European Union "to improve living conditions."

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The offenders were delivered to the point of temporary detention of Chop border unit. They would be brought to administrative responsibility for an attempt to violate the state border of Ukraine.

Reportedly, the officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) jointly with the Prosecutor’s office prevented the export of smuggled amber with the weight of more than one ton to the European countries in Zakarpattia region.

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