In Transcarpathia, due to enhanced measures to protect the state border, border guards are subjected to pressure

5 December 2015 18:12  202111564 0112656
In Transcarpathia, due to enhanced measures to protect the state border, border guards are subjected to pressure

As reported, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, at the orders of the President of Ukraine, carries out a range of measures aimed at countering illegal activities at the state border. This work is conducted in close cooperation with other law enforcement agencies.Significant quantities of contraband cigarettes and groups of illegal migrants have been detained. That is why, offenders try to exert pressure on border guards to make them stop countering unlawful activities.

Another threats took place last night in Transcarpathia. About 10 people tried to encircle 4 border guards. 

This happened in the town of Velyky Berezny. The mobile group was following to the place of duty and stopped at the store to replenish reserves of drinking water. At this time, two cars "Mercedes" and "Opel" approached border guards and blocked their vehicle. About 10 civilians came out of them and began threatening border guards. Attempts of the border guards to de-escalate the situation proved futile, the offenders continued to escalate the situation and provoking conflict. Then they inflicted injuries to one of the soldiers. To prevent danger to the life of the border guards, the soldiers made warning shots in the air. After that, the young men fled. 

At the moment, employees of the National Police in Transcarpathian region, the Security Service of Ukraine and military prosecutor have been notified of this incident. The police are identifying the offenders.

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