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Blast reported on premises of Interior Ministry site in Kyiv where experts examine explosives

by The Kyiv Independent news desk August 19, 2023 1:44 PM 1 min read
Fire fighters putting out a fire that occurred after an explosion on the premises of the Interior Ministry's State Scientific and Research Expert-Criminalistic Center in Kyiv on Aug. 19, 2023. (Photo: Ihor Klymenko / Telegram)
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Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko reported on Aug. 19 that an explosion occurred on the premises of the Interior Ministry's State Scientific and Research Expert-Criminalistic Center in Kyiv's western suburb.

Klymenko clarified that the cause of the explosion is not due to a drone or missile strike.

Experts on the scene were conducting an examination of explosive objects when the explosion occurred. As a result, a fire broke out in one of the storage facilities on the premises.

Klymenko also wrote that some employees were injured by the incident, but he did not specify how many.

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