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Ukraine Detains Migrants Trying To Enter Slovakia

(RFE/RL) July 19, 2006 -- Ukraine's border service has said that its guards detained more than 30 illegal migrants as they were preparing to cross the border into Slovakia.

Among those detained overnight on July 17-18 were 14 Pakistanis, 11 Bangladeshis, three Palestinians, and one Afghan national.

Ukraine has become an increasingly popular route for migrants trying to enter the European Union.


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