NEWS: Ukraine battles drug, sex trades

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Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 07:23:59 -0700 (PDT)


RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 2, No. 125 Part II, 1 July 1998

UKRAINE BATTLES DRUG, SEX TRADES. Ukraine's security service
announced on 30 June that its officers have seized more than
8.5 tons of drugs and arrested 140 drug dealers since last
year, Kyiv's "Segodnya" newspaper reported. Meanwhile, Nina
Karpacheva, the head of the parliamentary human rights
commission, told ITAR-TASS that one in every five of the
nearly 500,000 Ukrainian women who have moved to Western
Europe since independence have become employed in the sex
industry. PG


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