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Ukraine's Border Guard detain group of Vietnamese illegal migrants

The group of thirteen foreigners was detained on their way to the EU
22:38, 10 July 2018

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Ukraine's State Border Guard detained a group of illegal migrants, who were about to cross the western border and enter the EU. The press service of the authority reported that on Tuesday evening.    

According to the press office, the migrants from Vietnam were detained at an inhabited locality in Chop district, Zakarpattya region (westernmost Ukraine).  

An investigation team arrived on the scene; the law enforcers search for those who cooperated and assisted the migrants in crossing the border, in the breach of the Ukrainian law.

Earlier this year, the State Border Guard reported that some 120 illegal migrants were detained in Ukraine during the special operation. 

Ukraine's State Border Guard workers did not let British TV presenter John Warren cross the Ukrainian border. The incident took place at Boryspil International Airport. 

According to the authority's spokesman Oleg Slobodyan, the reason for the refusal is Warren's visit to Crimea in 2015, which was conducted in breach of the Ukrainian law. Warrren who is known as the anchor of 'Let's Go and Eat' TV show at Russia's NTV channel faced the three years-long ban to enter Ukraine.

Related: Border guards banned two Russian actors to enter Ukraine

'As the border guards performed the border control procedure, it appeared that the said citizen violated the rules of entry\exit to\from the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea', Slobodyan posted on Facebook.

During the interview, Warren confirmed he had visited the occupied Crimea in autumn 2015.

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