Airport stores, eateries shut down by officials

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Sept. 6, 2012, 11:23 p.m. | Business — by Svitlana Tuchynska

Ukraine opened new airport terminals in the four cities that hosted the Euro 2012 football championship games this summer. But this week’s shutdown of duty-free stores and restaurants in terminals across the country is likely to turn off visitors and tourists. Adding to the confusion, authorities announced on Sept. 4 that the biggest new terminal opened in Kyiv, Terminal D, will be auctioned to an investor. The terminal has remained largely empty and unused since the Euro 2012 games.
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To the surprise of airline passengers flying out of Ukraine, most duty-free shops and cafes beyond passport control at the nation’s main airports have been shut down by authorities in recent days.

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