Power station in Kyiv operating as normal - TV report

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Feb 25 (Reuters) - A power station in the north of Kyiv is operating as usual, Ukrainian TV reported on Friday, after the capital's mayor said earlier that blasts had been heard in its vicinity.

Kyiv's Mayor Vitali Klitschko said five blasts were heard in a close interval of three to five minutes near the power station.

"The emergency services are underway. We're finding out the details," he said.

He added that bridges in the city had been taken under protection and special control, as Russian troops are nearing, while checkpoints are being installed near strategic city objects.

"The situation now - without exaggeration - is threatening for Kyiv. The night, close to the morning, will be very difficult."

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Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; writing by Anna Pruchnicka; editing by Chris Reese and Jonathan Oatis

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