PHL Embassy in Moscow urges Filipinos in Russia to take extra precautions following hoax bomb threats in some areas


Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 23, 2017. / AFP / Maxim Shemetov/

 

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Embassy in Moscow is urging Filipinos in Russia to take extra precautions following reports of bomb threats in some areas there.

In a recent statement, Ambassador Carlo Sorreta said these were necessary even if no explosion took place in any of the places where a bomb threat was reported.

These places include Krasnoyark, Vladivostok, Chelyabinsk, Magadan, Yekaterinburg, Stavropol, Ufa, Omsk, Bryansk, Novosibirsk, Ryazan and YuznoSakhalinsk.

Sorreta said Filipinos should also “expect that there will be tighter security in public places such as metro stations, shopping malls, schools, and others.”

“Let us be ready for additional inspections of our documents,” he said.

He said those who need immediate help can contact the embassy via its hotline, +79067382538; its Facebook account Philconsular Moscow; and its e-mail address, [email protected]