Donetsk, Feb 21 – DAN. A blast hit the area of a four-storey building of the editorial office of the Donetsk TV centre in the Leninskiy district of Donetsk, the Director General of the First Republican TV Channel Sergey Pelyanitsin said.

Pelyanitsin was inside the building when the blast was heard.

"The explosion took place next to the building where editorial offices are located," he said.

"Looks like an improvised explosive device that someone threw over the fence, all the windows have been shattered," Pelyanitsin added.

There were no casualties.

The Minsiter of Information Daniil Bezsonov said that the terrorist attack was perpetrated to intimidate local journalists.

Late on Tuesday, an attempt to kill the former minister of defence Vladimir Kononov took place in the Kalininskiy district of Donetsk.

There has been an increase in Ukrainian saboteur activity lately. *ot