Bomb threat reported in four Ukrainian synagogues in one day
On March 4, the police received reports about the bomb threats in the synagogues in four Ukrainian cities. It was reported by UKRINFORM
In the morning, a letter with information about the mining of the synagogue on the street was sent to the email address of the NPU Main Directorate of Zhytomyr region, Mala Berdichevska street.
During the information check, law enforcement officers did not find any explosive devices.
This is reported by the Department of Communication of the NPU in Zhytomyr region.
"Specialists of the explosive service of the NPU Main Directorate, together with dog handlers, using service dogs and special technical means, conducted a thorough inspection of the building and surrounding areas. No explosive devices, explosive substances or structurally similar items were revealed," goes the message.
Now law enforcement authorities establish the author of the false message.
Information about the bomb threat in a religious building on Pushkinskay street, 12, Kyivsky district of Kharkiv, was not confirmed, according to the Communication Department of the NPU in the Kharkiv region.
"Experts examined two thousand square meters of premises and a thousand square meters of the surrounding area, evacuated 30 citizens. No explosive devices or other dangerous substances were found, " the report said.
The information is registered in the Unified Register of Statements and Messages of Kyivsky District Department of the NPU. It is still considered how to qualify the incident under the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
With respect to the events, as the chief Rabbi of Kharkiv Moshe Moskovich told to Ukrinform's jurnalist, the police acted promptly and smoothly. People were immediately evacuated, and after the inspection, all of them returned to the synagogue, he added.
Kharkiv Choral Synagogue is an architectural monument built in the early 20th century on Nimetska street (now Pushkinska). It claims to be the largest in Ukraine and the second largest in Europe after Budapest. The height of the dome is 42 m, the total area is 2,067 sq. m. The 450-square-meter hall can accommodate up to 1,000 people. Until 1917, there were five synagogues in Kharkiv.
Law enforcement officers did not find explosives in a religious building in Ivano-Frankivsk on the street of Executed Ukrainian Nationalists. Police are identifying the person who sent false information about the mining, according to the NPU in Ivano-Frankivsk region.
"The message about the laying of explosives in a religious building on the street of Executed Ukrainian Nationalists was received on March 4, at 8:09 on e-mail to the regional police. Explosives experts, dog handlers with a service dog and other relevant services immediately arrived at the scene. After carefully inspecting the construction site and the surrounding area, the police did not find any suspicious items, " the report said.
Criminal proceedings were instituted under part 1 of Article 259 of the Criminal code of Ukraine on the fact of a false report about the preparation of an explosion.
It is known that a reformist synagogue is located on the street of Executed Ukrainian Nationalists. It was built in 1899. The building is designed in a Moorish style with neo-Renaissance elements. After the world wars, the synagogue was restored several times. Now it is a historical monument of the city.
On March 4, the police of Sumy also received an e-mail about the bomb threat in the synagogue on Kooperatyvna street in the regional center. It is reported by Sumsky Debaty Police contained the street. The passage and traffic were blocked.
An investigative team of police, explosives experts, rescuers, and medics showed up at the scene.