November 18, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
St PETERSBURG, Russia – ‘Telephone terrorists’ the individuals making fake reports to the forces of law and order on explosives planted in public places reported on 50 bombs planted along the route by which President Putin’s motorcade was to move down the streets of St Petersburg but all the threats proved false, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said according to TASS.
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“Telephone terrorists made prank phone calls all day long,” he said. “About 60 phone calls were taken today as of the early morning. Reports concerned fifty or so bombs allegedly planted in various places, including the ones located along the route of Putin’s motorcade, or at the facilities in the neighborhood of the places he was expected to visit”.
“I don’t have any doubts it will be established sooner or later [who made the fake reports],” Peskov said. “These are telephone hooligans or telephone terrorists or whatever you call them. Beyond any doubt, this is criminal activity and surely they will be found sooner or later.”
“Quite naturally, the President was informed,” he said.
“The security service did what it was obliged to do and took the necessary measures,” Peskov said.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.