A spokesperson for the civic-military administration told TASS news agency that this event was a terrorist attack and explained that the goal of the explosion was to intimidate citizens and destabilize the situation in the city.
Another explosion occured some hours before in a coffee shop near downtown Jerson, which injured a person, this Russian outlet reported.
On May 23, the chief of the civic-military administration of this Ukrainian region, Vladimir Saldo, said on his Telegram channel that from that day on, two currencies will circulate in that territory, the national hryvnia and the Russian rouble.
Previously, on May 11, assistant chief of Jerson’s military and civil administration, Kiril Stremousov, said local authorities will ask President Vladimir Putin to incorporate this territory to Russia.
He recalled at a press conference that the legitimate referendum held in Crimea was not welcomed by the international community, which has done everything in its power not to recognize Russia as a full-fledged subject of the global community.
Stremousov said that they will call on the Russian president to introduce that region as a full-fledged subject of the Russian Federation by late 2022, based on legislative grounds they are preparing to justify this proposal.