Updated at 15:41,25-05-2020

Belarus detains almost 1000 illegal migrants every year


Between 500 and 1000 illegal migrants are detained in Belarus every year, Interior Ministry's Department of Citizenship and Migration spokesman Aliaksei Byahun said in the Picture of the World program on RTR-Belarus TV channel.

The majority of illegal migrants comes from Vietnam and other South-Asia nations. There are also Georgians and Chechens (Russian citizens). All of them tried to enter the EU member states illegally. Usually, they are deported.