About 100-150 people are turned back at the state border every day, State Border Guard Service spokesman Andriy Demchenko said on Ukrainian national television on Oct. 15.
In addition, every day border guards also detain about 20-30 people trying to illegally cross the border, Demchenko said.
"(About) 100 to 150 people are refused (permission) to cross the state border every day when they arrive at checkpoints, (as they) have no legal grounds to cross the state border," said Demchenko.
The spokesman noted that compared to this year, in 2022 there were more attempts to illegally cross the border. Most of these cases occur in spring and summer.
Over the past few months, the number of attempts to illegally cross the border with forged documents at checkpoints has falling. However, the number of people trying to cross the border away from checkpoints has increased.
Demchenko added that during the period of martial law, approximately 15,800 people were detained at the "green line" and another 6,900 were detected at checkpoints.
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Earlier, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said that the Ukrainian authorities are looking for a common approach to punishing those men who are liablefor military service who illegally left the country during the full-scale war.
On Sept. 1, David Arakhamia, head of the Servant of the People faction, said conscripts who fled abroad using forged documents might face potential extradition for prosecution.
Ukrainian Justice Minister Denys Malyuska stated that it is currently impossible to organize the extradition of all Ukrainians who have fled abroad, so priority will be given to top corrupt officials.
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