Migrant flow through Ukraine grew by 26% in 2017 - Border Guard Service

Migrant flow through Ukraine grew by 26% in 2017 - Border Guard Service

The number of illegal migrants in Ukraine, who are seeking to enter the EU, has grown by 26% in 2017, according to spokesperson of the State Border Guard Service Oleh Slobodian.

"The situation has not significantly changed in comparison with the previous years - Ukraine was a transit state for illegal migrants and remains a transit state for illegal migrants. As the same time, this year we see an increase in the number of [illegal] migrants compared with the previous year by about 26%,” he said on the Ukrainian TV Channel Priamyi.

According to Slobodian, this year border guards detained about 2,000 illegal migrants and about 3,000 people were banned from entering the territory of Ukraine.


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