The incident took place at about 00:10 a.m. local time (01:10 Moscow time) in Rymarskaya Street. The site was cordoned off by police. Fire brigades were summoned to the scene. No information about possible casualties is available.
So far, TASS has no official confirmation of these reports.
Explosion will be classified as terrorist act
The will be classified as terrorist act, Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister, wrote on his Facebook account.
“This explosion will be classified as a terrorist act aiming to destabilize the situation in Kharkov,” he wrote.
According to Gerashchenko, the blast occurred in a furniture store, the owner of which helps servicemen involved in Kiev’s force operation in eastern Ukraine, informs Report citingTASS.
Gerashchnenko confirmed that no one had been hurt in the incident.
Other incidents in Kharkov
In early November, 13 people were hurt in an explosion in a cafe in Kharkov. In late November, an explosion was reported from Kharkov’s electricity station located in the territory of a military hospital.
The regional prosecutor’s office qualified the incident as malicious mischief.