Information on a series of unreliable mines of infrastructure objects of Ukraine
The beginning of 2022 became a real test not only for law enforcement agencies, which immediately respond to all such reports, but also for students, parents and teaching staff of educational institutions.
Since the beginning of 2022 alone, 339 reports of landmines have been received, of which 306 reports were received by e-mail, 27 by phone, and 6 in person or by mail. And this is half of all such messages received throughout 2021.
We emphasize. Law enforcement responded to all reports of landmines. We checked - 3,183 objects.
Although none of these reports have ever been found to be true, police authorities are responding to each tip and investigating with the relevant authorities.
Today we can state with confidence: a series of pseudominings is nothing more than an element of hybrid aggression and a planned information operation. The purpose of this information terrorism is to keep Ukrainians in suspense and instill insecurity in their own security, and to make it not so much a terrorist act as a possibility that something like this could happen. Therefore, the main thing is to keep calm.
In addition, we know that pseudo-mining reports come from the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine or from the Russian Federation.
We note that a knowingly false report about a threat to the safety of citizens, destruction or damage to property, according to Article 259 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, is punishable by imprisonment for a term of two to eight years.
And the last. We emphasize that none of the reports about the mining turned out to be false. We ask you, especially parents of schoolchildren, not to succumb to provocations and keep calm.
Department of Communication of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine