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Ukraine’s anti-terrorism centre placed on alert over growing terrorism threats

KIEV, February 09, /ITAR-TASS/. The Anti-terrorism centre under Ukraine’s Security Service has been put on increased alert over “growing terrorism threats,” the press service of the Ukrainian Security Service said on Sunday.

“Over the growing number of bombing threats at public places, over the growing threats of terrorist acts at enhanced security facilities [nuclear and hydropower plants, infrastructure facilities, the international airports Borsipol, Kiev, Lvov, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Simpferopol, railway and bus stations, pipeline mains], over ongoing blocking of buildings of local executive authorities and self-government, over calls to seize arms arsenals and an attempt to skyjack a passenger plane on February 7, the Anti-terrorism centre under the Ukrainian Security Service, in line with the national law, has to place anti-terrorism structures in a state of increased alert,” the Security Service said in a statement.