"The criminal investigation into the negligence in office by the authorities of the National Guard military base, which resulted in the death of one serviceman and injuries of four other, is currently underway," he said.
The criminal proceedings have been initiated under Part 3 of the Article 425 of the Criminal Code.
National Guard spokesperson Svitlana Pavlovska noted that the ground has been closed for inspection due to the incident.
"The range is closed for inspection of each structure and the investigation by the committee of inquiry," she said.
She also added that the territory of shooting range had always been a restricted area.
As previously reported, one National Guard soldier was killed and four were injured due to the collapse of a balcony on the ground in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.