Anti-government protesters watch riot police from the barricade in Kiev February 7, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Ukraine's state security service on Sunday placed anti-terrorist units on alert in response to a sharp rise in unspecified threats against sensitive installations including atomic power stations, airports and gas and oil pipelines.The ex-Soviet republic is in the grip of mass anti-government protests and it was not clear if the unusual statement by Ukraine's SBU service, issued on its website, was connected to the unrest.A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a passenger plane from Ukraine to Turkey on Friday, making a bomb threat and demanding to go to the Winter Olympics venue of Sochi, Russia, just as the opening ceremony was taking place.
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