Police received a report about bombs planted in the Obolon and Minska stations in the afternoon, and an hour later, the same man reported about bombs in two other stations – Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) and Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho (Leo Tolstoy Square), the SBU press service said.
The SBU promptly tracked his location and detained him in a village in Kyiv region.
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An investigation continues. The detainee is facing charges under Article 259 of the Criminal Code (a deliberately false report about a threat to the safety of citizens, destruction or damage to property). The punishment in keeping with the article is from two to six years in prison. For a repeated crime, a criminal can be convicted for the period from four to eight years in prison.
Five Metro stations in Kyiv – Teatralna, Minska, Obolon, Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho – were closed on Sunday, July 1. No bombs were found after examinations, after which the stations resumed work.