The President of Russia Vladimir Putin informed about the wave of “telephone terrorism” in Russia, now all measures are taken to search for the culprits in a series of calls with threats of “mining” of the various facilities in the country, to put forward versions yet, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“Of course, it is telephone terrorism, and telephone harassment. Certainly, the President was informed as soon as I started this series of prank calls The required services shall take all necessary measures to establish those behind this series of calls. Waiting for the results of this work”, — said Peskov told reporters on Thursday.
In response to a request for comment on message appears stating that a possible cause of this series of calls could become the teachings of the SBU, or a direct decree from the government about the security checks, he noted that it is pointless to comment on these arguments.
“There is absolutely no sense in commenting here these arguments. I repeat: it is telephone terrorism, and that’s exactly what he needs to qualify, and this, of course, all proceeds, taking action to identify the perpetrators. Here are some of the interpretation is hardly acceptable, it is simply probably need to wait for concrete results of the measures taken”, — said the press Secretary of the head of state.
“In this case is inappropriate at all to discuss any versions,” he added.
A wave of anonymous calls about “mining” of various administrative and commercial buildings continues in Russia, the fifth day. The peak on 12 and 13 September. On Wednesday of the threat reached Moscow, the capital they touched 50 objects, especially stations and major shopping centers were evacuated 40,2 thousand. On Tuesday and Wednesday across the country because of anonymous calls with threats from more than 420 objects were evacuated more than 130 thousand people. Security forces examined the bomb threat was not confirmed.
Earlier on Thursday a source in law enforcement bodies reported to RIA Novosti that calls with threats of “mining” in Russia initiated by people associated with a terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). According to him, a number of direct executors of calls that are also outside of Russia. The source also noted that these individuals will be announced in the international search.