Can Boryspil cut luggage thefts?

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Feb. 23, 2012, 11:48 p.m. | Ukraine — by Olga Rudenko

Passengers secure their luggage before checking in at Boryspil Airport. Critics say the airport isn't doing enough to prevent thefts.
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Olga Rudenko

The tens of thousands of bags flowing through Ukraine’s airports during Euro 2012 will be a source of stress for organizers, but a gold mine for unscrupulous handlers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting fans.
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rcd1 Feb. 27, 2012, 4:39 a.m.    

During a trip to Borispol in 2008 I had an expensive electronic device (Palm Pilot) stolen. I did not report it as I did not feel it would have been found or anything dome about it. It appears to me that there has been some significant improvement since that time but a problem still remains. I have a simple personal solution and it is good advice to others that are coming to Borispol. Do not pack anything of high value or is a rare item in your suit case. Put it in your carry on luggage. If you must put these types of items in your checked suitcase then you may considered getting insurance to cover the items if lost or stolen. I have flown into Borispol many times since the theft in 2008 and have not had any further intrusions into my luggage but I do not put valuables in it either. Keep these simple things in mind and have a good trip while in Ukraine.

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