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Ukrainian Police Arrest Suspect In Bomb Hoaxes

A suspect who Ukrainian authorities allege made false bomb threats at Kyiv's two airports and the city's central train station has been apprehended.

Ukraine's Interior Ministry said on December 13 that a 34-year-old unemployed male resident of Kyiv, whose name was not disclosed, had confessed to making threats against Kyiv's international Boryspil airport, the smaller Zhuliany airport, and the main rail station.

Passenger terminals at both airports were evacuated after the phone warnings on December 11.

The Interior Ministry later said no explosives had been found.

Police in Kyiv say they have received several anonymous phone calls about bombs at public sites over the past few weeks, since the city has been gripped by pro-European protests.

Police said the bomb threats forced the shutdown of subway stations near Independence Square, the center of the protests.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax

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