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"Kremenchutsky Telegraf" receives a letter threatening to bomb their office, finds no explosives

23.01.2024, 17:21

On January 23, the "Kremenchutsky Telegraf" team (Poltava region) received a letter threatening to blow up their office. However, the police, who arrived at the journalists's call, found no explosives on the site.

The media outlet's editor-in-chief, Lesya Lazorenko, reported this to the IMI's the regional representative.

According to the journalist, the team received a letter to their corporate email address.

"The text was very concise. Only the threat to blow up the editorial office. That's it. Before that, the staff has received no such messages," said Lazorenko.

She is unsure which articles by the outlet could have triggered such a message. However, Lazorenko adds, they are currently reporting on topics related to officials' declarations and public procurement deals.

Lesya Lazorenko hopes that "the police identifies the 'wannabe miners' and we get an answer as to who is behind such pranks, an enemy from outside or those who attracted our journalists' attention."

She also thanked the police for a prompt response to their report and posted a video of the service dog Karat looking for explosives in the walls of the office on her Facebook.

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