In Chernivtsi region on the border with Romania, Ukrainian border guards force-stopped an SUV whose driver attempted to cross into the neighboring state ignoring the instructions to halt.

In the early hours of Sunday, border patrol spotted an off-roader speeding toward the state border. Ignoring instructions to cease movement, blinding the patrol with its headlights and driving in their exact direction, thus posing a threat to the lives of servicemen on duty, border guards

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After firing warning shots, which didn’t stop the perpetrator, targeted fire was applied.

The driver was not hurt, while a passenger was wounded. He was immediately taken to a district hospital.

Chief of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Serhiy Deineko launched an internal investigation and departed for the Chernivtsi border detachment.