Some 10 patrol police cars have arrived at the scene. Explosive engineers have also arrived after information on a grenade explosion was reported. Police Spetsnaz has cordoned off the site of the conflict.
Eyewitnesses say they heard sounds of explosions and shooting.
According to Kyiv police chief Yurii Zozulia, a person suspected of the explosion has been detained.
The window of a small security post building shows distinct traces of burning.
Meanwhile, the police have apprehended and taken away several masked and camo-clad people who the locals called titushkas. After that, several young men, who defended the parking lot, were also taken away. Later on, they returned to the scene.
According to the locals, this is not the first conflict over the parking lot intended for a site where a shopping center is to be constructed.