Law enforcement agencies of the USA and Ukraine exposed the channel of illegal migration of Ukrainians to the United States with participation of staff of the American Embassy.
I declared it on a press - conferences on Tuesday the Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko.
According to him, recently the Ministry of Internal Affairs received information on illegal issue of visas to Ukrainians for residence in the USA.
As the organizer of the scheme the citizen of Ukraine living in Ternopol acted.
According to Lutsenko, he "selected people who wanted to receive visas, thought out them legends (for embassy) by means of workers of one of travel companies".
"Existence in the passport of Ukrainians of the existing Schengen visa was the only condition which was laid down by schemers,", - the minister told.
According to him, as accomplices on business there pass the staff of travel agency, and also some representatives of Embassy of the USA.
As a result of joint operation of Ukrainian the Organized Crime Control Department, FBI and the staff of U.S. State Department, about 20 cases of illegal issue of visas were revealed.
Lutsenko told that during operation the Organized Crime Control Department involved the false agent who passed all scheme from beginning to end.
"We cleared at least one embassy. We will work further with others", - he told.
It is known that earlier the Segodnya newspaper wrote that employees the Organized Crime Control Department detained in Kiev two employees of Embassy of the USA in Ukraine whom suspect of trade in the American visas.