Police say a Saturday explosion in an apartment block in Kyiv's Holosiyivsky district killed a Russian citizen, who had been wanted by Ukrainian law enforcers for murder.

The incident took place on Nauky Avenue at around 23:00 on March 23.

 “The police identified the victim: this is a 28-year-old Russian national who was wanted for murder in Ukraine and rented an apartment on Nauky Avenue,” said Oleh Voloshyn, head of the Holosiyivsky District Police Unit.

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The Informator online outlet claims the person in question is Russian citizen Luan Kingisepp, one of the suspects in the murder of a BlaBlaCar driver

Fragments of an explosive device were discovered at the scene, as well as passports of several states and a number of mobile phones.

Police suggested that the device set off as a result of its careless handling, Voloshyn added.

The investigation is underway.