Smoke seen after blast in Ukraine city

A huge cloud of smoke can be seen rising into the air after an explosion in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, which houses a chemical plant, the Russian news agency RIA quots one of its reporters as saying.

A Ukrainian social media site reporting on the war posted a video of a large cloud of smoke rising from what it said was the city.

Reuters was unable to immediately to confirm the RIA report or the authenticity of the video.

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