Number of casualties now 12, including two killed, in Russian attack on Hirnyk
Russian troops fired shells from the Hurricane at the district in Hirnyk, where the food market was located (Photo:Кирило Тимошенко/Telegram)
The number of casualties in a Russian attack on the town of Hirnyk in Donetsk Oblast in the morning of Dec. 12 has risen to 10 injured and two killed people, the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office reported on Telegram.
The investigation shows the Russian invading troops attacked with cluster munitions and multiple rocket launchers.
They hit the centre of the town and caused the death of two residents. Another 10 were wounded and taken to hospital in the nearby town of Selidove, where they are being treated for their injuries.
A five-storey residential building and a bank were damaged.
A pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings over violations of the laws and customs of war (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) has been launched, Ukrainian prosecutors said.
On Dec. 12, the Russian invading forces shelled Hirnyk in Donetsk Oblast with an Uragan Multiple Rocket Launcher System (MRLS), hitting the central part of the town near the food market.
The security situation in Donetsk Oblast is the worst in Ukraine as of now, with fierce fighting going on around the town of Bakhmut. The Ukrainian army is repeling repeated Russian assaults.
The invading Russian forces are attacking settlements across the region. On Dec. 11, they shelled a rescue team that was supplying humanitarian aid to the residents of Bakhmut.
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