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What is most often anonymously "mined" in Ukraine and how many such cases have been recorded: exclusive details

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Only yesterday, the police received reports of "mining" of 565 objects

As of December 1, 2023, the police of Ukraine received 5,823 reports of bomb threats at 228,927 facilities, none of which were confirmed. Most often, "telephone miners" report "mining" of educational institutions, shopping malls, shops, courts, and hospitals.

This is stated in the response of the Department of Organizational and Analytical Support and Operational Response of the National Police of Ukraine to the request of OBOZ.UA. "Thanks to the measures taken by law enforcement officers, 54 people who made false reports of bomb threats have been identified," said Anatoliy Khodorovsky, deputy head of the department.

According to him, the most frequently reported "mined" objects were

- Educational institutions - 190,529,

- Shopping malls and shops - 19,238,

- Court buildings - 3925,

- Hospitals - 3900.

Over the past day alone, law enforcement officers received 30 false reports of "mining" of 565 facilities. Of these, 11 were reported in Kyiv, seven in Lviv, four in Dnipro, two in Odesa, and one each in Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Chernivtsi, and Khmelnytsky.

Almost 2.2 thousand people were evacuated during the inspection of the facilities. Three criminal proceedings have been opened under Article 259 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (knowingly false report of a threat to the safety of citizens, destruction or damage to property).

The police emphasized that each visit to the site following an anonymous bomb threat before the end of the inspection is considered by explosive experts as reliable.

Such an offense, according to Article 259, is punishable by up to eight years in prison.

In addition, according to Article 183 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses, a fine of 50 to 200 tax-free minimum incomes is provided for false calling of special services.

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, in October, two students who "mined" a college were exposed in Kyiv. They admitted that they wanted to play a joke and used their classmate's phone for this purpose.

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