Bomb threats to 10 Ukrainian airports come from "neighboring state" – police

11:40, 13 November 2017
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The National Police have established that unidentified callers who falsely claimed bomb threats at 10 Ukrainian airports on Friday acted from the territory of a neighboring state, according to the press service of the department.

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"The police received 11 anonymous reports claiming that explosives had been planted at airports and an entertainment facility. In all cases, the sites were carefully checked, and no explosives were found. It was determined that the calls came from a neighboring state and did not represent a real threat. Criminal proceedings were initiated into these facts," the report says.

On November 10, the police received bomb threats at the airports in Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa, Rivne, Uzhgorod, Kharkiv, Kherson, and Chernivtsi.

Read alsoUkraine to enhance security at military bases to protect assets from aerial threatsCrime scene investigation teams, bomb squads, K9 units, as well as the SBU operatives, emergency service staff, and ER units were working on the scene. No explosives have been detected.

Criminal proceedings were launched under Part 1 Article 259 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (a deliberately falsified report on the threat to the safety of citizens, destruction or damage to property). The article's sanction provides for a prison term of up to six years.

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