The law enforcement officers opened an investigation into the violation of the laws and customs of war.
"According to the investigation data, on January 31, 2023, the armed forces of the Russian Federation fired tube artillery at a residential neighborhood in the town of Bakhmut. As a result of the shelling, a man and a 12-year-old boy were killed," the Prosecutor General's Office posted on Telegram.
In addition, five residents received injuries of varying degrees of severity. Medical assistance is provided to the injured.
Shops, pharmacies, and other buildings were damaged.
Currently, the exact number of victims is being determined.