This was stated by the head of the National Police, Ihor Klymeneko, who spoke with Rada TV, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
"We are currently figuring out who is making sham bomb threats. During the New Year holidays alone, we received 132 such reports. Nine perpetrators have been detained in nine regions, including large cities – Kyiv, Dnipro, and Odesa. The culprits had different motives for committing the crime. Some were in a state of intoxication," said Klymenko.
The head of the National Police added that some bomb reports are coming from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Klimenko also said that the National Police would respond to any such calls.
"We are considering every such call. Significant forces of the National Police are involved in verifying bomb threats. The safety of our citizens is our No. 1 priority!” said the police chief.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, on January 12, at 13:00, the Security Service of Ukraine received a message about the bombs allegedly planted at four metro stations, several shopping malls, as well as Zhuliany and Boryspil airports.
Following an inspection, subway operations were promptly resumed.
The airports operate as usual.
Also, law enforcers were verifying bomb threats in relation to schools in Lviv and Cherkasy.