At least seven people were killed and 34, including children, were injured as a result of an artillery strike on the Slobidskyi district of the city of Kharkiv on April 3, Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported on Facebook.
The enemy attacked the residential area at about 1800 on April 3.
The prosecutors categorized Russia's actions as a war crime, and instructed the regional branch of Ukraine’s SBU security service to investigate the case under Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of rules of the warfare and intentional murder).
After the shelling, Kharkiv Governor Oleh Synyehubov reported via the Telegram messenger that there were 23 wounded and several dead.
Judging by the photos published by local Telegram channels, the Kharkiv civilians were targeted with a multiple rocket launcher barrage.