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Kyiv Airports Reopen After False Bomb Threats

Kyiv's two airports and the city's central train station have reopened after bomb alerts that authorities said proved to be false.

Earlier on December 11, police said they had received anonymous phone calls about bombs placed at Kyiv's international Boryspil airport, the smaller Zhuliany airport, and the main rail station.

Passenger terminals at both airports were evacuated while a search was under way. The Interior Ministry later said no explosives were found.

Police have said they received several anonymous phone calls about bombs at public sites as the city is gripped by pro-European protests.

Police said the bomb threats forced the closing down on several occasions of subway stations near Independence Square, the center of the protests.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and ITAR-TASS