The State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) with Israeli embassy held special tactical antiterrorist drills in the center of Kyiv on the Lesya Ukrainka Boulevard. It is reported by the press service of the SBU.
Eye-witness Vsevolod Kozhemyako said on Facebook he heard the explosions and gunfire.
"Lesya Ukrainka Boulevard in Kyiv closed near Kazbek restaurant. Several powerful explosions, shootings with automatic weapons rocked. I thought the house is collapsing. The gunfire was very loud", wrote an eyewitness.