: Four illegal migrants were arrested on Ukrainian-Polish border

14:48 Mar. 29, 2016

Four illegal migrants were arrested on Ukrainian-Polish border

A sign at the Ukrainian border. (UNIAN Photo)

Refugees from Somali and Sri-Lanka were heading to Poland

Four illegal migrants were arrested near the checkpoint of Smilnytsya in western Ukraine.

Three men and one woman with a baby stemming from Somalia and Sri-Lanka were heading to Poland on foot. Just a few metres from the border the migrants were noticed by a guard.

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After the arrest, the men were moved to a temporary detention centre. The woman and her baby are currently in a hospital, since the child caught a cold.

The border patrol says the migrants' influx increases in the spring. In March they have already caught three refugee groups.   

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