Calls about false mining have touched more than 2.5 thousand objects in Russia

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotomontagen and the employee of EMERCOM of Russia at the Gum after the message about the mining. Archival photoCalls about false mining have touched more than 2.5 thousand objects in Russia© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

Calls about false mining in 2017 raised more than 2.5 thousand facilities in 75 regions of Russia, said Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev.

«Since September because of false reporting of acts of terrorism for more than 2.5 thousand objects on the territory of the Russian Federation was evacuated about one million people. Calls about the mining was done in 75 regions of Russia», — said Patrushev in an interview to the newspaper «Arguments and facts».

«False reports of bombs in public places mainly have the purpose of intimidating the population and creating the preconditions for destabilization of the situation in the country and the readiness of public authorities to respond to these challenges», — said Patrushev.

Do not respond to telephone threats is impossible, because in the vast array of false reports can be hidden and a real threat, he said. «The main task of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to prevent a terrorist attack, so they are forced to work for each such message,» said Secretary of the Russian security Council.

As stated in December, Deputy interior Minister Igor Zubov, the damage from telephone terrorism in the country is already billions of rubles. The Agency believes this is a real cyber attack on Russia, made, for the most part, from places of concentration of terrorists in Syria, but also Turkey, Ukraine, USA and Canada. In fact, false reports of terrorism instituted almost 3 thousand criminal cases. In any case, the bomb threat was not confirmed.