"Nevertheless, despite the police actions, the attacker hit the Ambassador's vehicle again", the Ukrainian Embassy said in a statement.
The attacker, a man aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene. The culprit was apprehended and taken to a police station. However, law enforcement stressed that they were not treating the incident as terrorist-related. When they arrived, the silver Mercedes was said to have been driven at police officers and collided with a number of parked vehicles near the Ukrainian embassy.
Witnesses have said at least 10 shots were fired and Scotland Yard confirmed firearms and a Taser were used.
A silver Mercedes raced (pictured middle, and right) towards Natalia Galibarenko's (inset top) parked vehicle outside the embassy building in Holland Park, crashing into it twice at around 10am.
British police fired shots Saturday at a vehicle outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London after it rammed other cars parked in front of the embassy.
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The man was taken to hospital as a precaution but was not injured, they added. However, despite this, the driver hit the ambassador's vehicle again. "The police are investigating the suspect's identity and motive for the attack".
The vehicle, which a police source said was a Mercedes, appeared to have been backed into the black auto.
Senior police officer Andy Walker said there would be an investigation into the discharge of a police firearm, as in line with procedure.
Officers have remained at the scene during the day, with a silver Mercedes vehicle pictured parked across a street with its boot open and damage to the driver-side front window.