"A van just exploded in Kharkiv, in Saltivka (residential neighborhood in the north-east of Kharkiv - ed.) near 24-storey apartment building. A white Volkswagen van exploded. It does not seem like the terrorist attack though," he wrote.
Information about the explosion was also confirmed by the IT Sector Kharkiv news outlet.
"An explosion took place in Saltivka near 24-storey apartment building. A man in military uniform suffered as a result. The injured person was taken to the hospital," the statement reads.
According to Hromadske TV, the car belonged to the Slobozhanshchyna battalion commander.
Andrii Yanholenko's brother Serhii confirmed to Interfax-Ukraine that the exploded car belonged to the Slobozhanshchyna police special designation battalion commander.
"It happened in Saltivka near 24-storey apartment building. Andrii and his wife are currently in the fourth emergency department," he said.
Serhii Yanholenko did not specify how critical the condition of both victims was.