Prosecutor's office opens criminal case over mortar explosion in Donetsk region

Prosecutor's office opens criminal case over mortar explosion in Donetsk region

Ukraine's military prosecutor's office has opened a criminal case as servicemen were injured in the explosion of a Molot mortar in Donetsk region, Prosecutor General's Office spokesperson Andriy Lysenko has said on his Facebook page.

"The pre-trial investigation in the criminal proceeding is being conducted under the procedural control of the military prosecutor's office of the Donetsk garrison due to the violations of the rules of handling weapons, which caused bodily injuries to several people," he wrote.

According to Lysenko, it was established during the investigation that on September 23, at about 21.00, a mine exploded in the mortar barrel at a military unit in Donetsk region. As a result, two servicemen sustained bodily injuries of varying severity.

A team of prosecutors headed by the military prosecutor of the Donetsk garrison and an investigating and operational group of the Bakhmut police department of the National Police's main directorate in Donetsk region are investigating the accident. The scene of the accident has already been examined, the necessary things, items and documents have been seized, and a set of other investigatory and procedural actions aimed at a detailed clarification of all circumstances of the explosion are being carried out.

As reported, on July 6, three servicemen were killed and nine more were injured in a Molot mortar explosion at the Rivne firing ground.


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