Most of the calls of “mining” of objects in Russia came from abroad

Machine the fire service and police at the building of government of Sverdlovsk region, which was evacuated because of an anonymous message about the mining, September 2017

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MOSCOW, December 26. /TASS/. The Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that from September 2017 telephone terrorists “mined” 2,5 thousand objects in Russia, and calls came from the USA, Ukraine, Turkey and Japan.

“Since September because of deliberately false reporting of acts of terrorism on more than 2,500 facilities throughout the territory of the Russian Federation were evacuated about 1 million people, – he declared in interview to the newspaper”Arguments and facts”. Calls about the mining was done in 75 regions of Russia”. “The investigation showed that the vast majority of menacing phone calls about the explosion was received from abroad by means of IP telephony, in particular, from Turkey, Ukraine, USA and Japan, – said Patrushev. – So today intensified cooperation with foreign partners in order to combine efforts to search for and prosecute persons involved in the Commission of such crimes”.