The Russian authorities are investigating the mining of 14 railway stations all over Russia reported by anonymous phone callers, RIA Novosti said Dec. 30, citing a source in the police.
“Between 18.55 and 19.30 the police received telephone warnings that railway stations had been mined in 14 cities – Moscow, Samara, Orenburg, Omsk, Nizhni Novgorod, Penza, Navosibitsk and Kazan,” the source indicated.
The bulk of the calls came from Ukraine, the source said.
Since the start of Russia aggression in Donbas many institutions and companies in Ukraine have been plagued by similar bomb hoax calls. Most of them came from the rebel-held territories of Donbas.
Hoax callers from Ukraine are easily tracked down by the police, as was shown by the investigation of a bomb hoax made in Lviv last week. It took the police 1 day to find the caller, Lviv police said.