24 Nov 2017 21:06

Ukrainian airports struck by wave of "telephone terrorism"

KYIV. Nov 24 (Interfax) - Ukrainian police have been alerted to bomb threats at Kyiv's two international airports in Zhuliany and Borispil, as well as airports in Odesa, Vinnytsia, Dnipro and Ivano-Frankivsk, the Ukrayinska Pravda news website reported, citing National Police spokesman Yaroslav Trakalo.

The telephone calls were made from an unidentified number to fixed-line telephone numbers at the airports, he said.

The police also received a report about an explosive device planted at the Antonov state enterprise.

A team of sniffer dog experts and bomb disposal specialists has travelled to the scene.

As of 5:45 p.m., the airport in Vinnytsia was inspected for explosive devices and has since reopened, the Ukrayinska Pravda said.

Checks at the other airports continue.

The police in Vinnitsia are also checking MagiGrand shopping mall after an anonymous call about a bomb there. Around 2,000 people were evacuated from the building.