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Kyiv police have found no explosives during searches on Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or Independence Square, and inside a nearby subway station.

This was reported by Kyiv's Shevchenkivsky police station to UNIAN.

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The police said the searches on the square had been over.

Bomb threat call

  • Reports appeared earlier on Wednesday that the Maidan Nezalezhnosti subway station had been shut down for technical reasons.
  • The police later said they were checking a bomb threat report.
  • At about 18:20 Kyiv time on Wednesday, the "102" special line received an anonymous call. The caller did not mention whether it was the square or the subway station.
  • Later, the Maidan Nezalezhnosti subway station re-opened and now it works as usual.