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YALTA, August 30 (Itar-Tass) People were evacuated from the Yalta Intourist hotel, a site of a conference, on Saturday morning after a bomb threat call, Crimea Inform news agency reported. A conference was to continue work in the hotel with participation of representatives from eastern Ukrainian regions.
Emergencies Ministry specialists and police who arrived on the scene said the bomb threat call was received at about 07:00. The personnel and dwellers were evacuated from the building. The premises were examined for about three hours, but no explosives were found, the agency said.
Representatives from the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, including Igor Strelkov and Alexander Borodai, were expected to participate in the international conference “Russia, Ukraine, Novorossia: Global Problems and Challenges” that was planned to continue work in the hotel on Saturday.