The question of fight against human trafficking is rather actual for the Ukrainian society and scale of this negative phenomenon, unfortunately, doesn't decrease.
According to the Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko, the main efforts of law-enforcement bodies were directed on neutralization of the transnational organized groups of dealers by people, elimination of existing international channels of traffic and attraction to criminal responsibility of persons for commission of such crimes.
In 6 months 2009 employees of divisions on fight against the crimes connected with human trafficking revealed 197 crimes provided by Art. 149 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (human trafficking or other illegal agreement concerning the person). On the territory Ukraine 229 victims of human trafficking are returned, 8 criminal groups which worked in this sphere are liquidated, reports sector of public relations of the Nikolaev municipal government of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Employees of Department on fight against the crimes connected with human trafficking neutralized an organized criminal group which part citizens of Ukraine, Iraq, Russia and the United Arab Emirates were. They organized a number of channels of sale of the Ukrainian girls to Arab Emirates and the friend of the state for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Participants of criminal group, using a wide network of recruiters in different regions of the state, looked for young girls of attractive appearance, offering them work in the sphere of model business abroad. Then for a reward moved them abroad for use to sex - the industries. Among such women there were also minors. And the chaste girls which price reached 50 000 euros had special demand.
According to article 149 KK of Ukraine "Human trafficking or other illegal agreement concerning transfer of the person … for the purpose of sexual exploitation, use in pornobusiness, retraction in criminal activity, attraction in a debt bondage, adoption for commercial purposes, use in armed conflicts, operation of its work is punished by imprisonment for a period of 3-7 years".