In 2021, more than 28,000 illegal migrants arrived in the UK.
This is stated in the statistics released by the Interior Ministry, reports TASS.
It is noted that this is a record for the country.
In 2020, 8,417 people entered the kingdom through the English Channel. During the year, the number of asylum seekers more than tripled to 28,395.
The largest influx of illegal migrants was recorded in November (7,000 people).
Although the United Kingdom and France have repeatedly stated their commitment to strengthening cooperation in the fight against illegal migration, they have so far failed to address the problem.