The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
Under the procedural guidance of Nikopol District Prosecutor’s Office and Kryvyi Rih Eastern District Prosecutor’s Office, a pre-trial investigation was launched into criminal proceedings over the violation of laws and customs of war (Part 1 Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
According to the investigation data, on the night of August 6, 2022, in violation of international humanitarian law, Russian troops opened fire on the residential areas of Nikopol with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).
Four civilians received shrapnel wounds, and one of them was taken to hospital. In addition, over 40 detached houses and apartment blocks were damaged, as well as household buildings, a kindergarten and children’s art center. A gas pipeline and power transmission lines were disrupted.
The village of Marianske, which is situated in Kryvyi Rih District, also came under enemy fire. Russian projectiles caused damage to detached houses and a power transmission line there.
Now prosecutors, police investigators and experts are working at the scene. There are no military facilities in this area, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office added.
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