"According to preliminary information, there are no Ukrainian citizens among the dead or wounded in the tragedy in New York. The Ukrainian Embassy in the United States and the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York are in contact with the city's law enforcement agencies," the Embassy said in a statement.

Read alsoMilitary prosecutor: Terrorist centers operating in occupied DonbasHotline phones are available for urgent communications: +1 (202) 322 2616 (the Ukrainian Embassy) and +1 (917) 325 1444 (Consulate General of Ukraine in NYC).

As was reported earlier, at least eight people were killed and about a dozen more injured, including two school children on a school bus, when a man drove a truck onto a bike path near New York's World Trade Centre site.