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A powerful explosion heard in the city of Mykolaiv, Ukraine – Mayor

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A powerful explosion was heard early Saturday in the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, Mayor Oleksandr Senkevic said in a social media post. rice field.

"There is a powerful explosion in the city! Stay in the shelter!" Senkevich wrote in the Telegram messaging app.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known. Reuters was unable to independently validate the report.

Before the blast, air raid sirens rang throughout the Mykolaiv region. (Report by Lydia Kelly in Melbourne, edited by William Mallard)