A report of alleged Russian shells struck the village of Derhachi on May 12th, killing two civilians and wounding two others.
Hromadske and RBC News reported a shelling of Derhachi by Russian forces that left one civilian dead and three wounded. Writing for RBC News, author Maria Kucheryavets quoted Kharkiv Regional State Administrator Oleg Sinegubov as noting that the previous twenty-four hours in the region had been “quiet”, but he urged citizens to “never relax and neglect your own safety”.
A video released by Radio Svoboda stated that the bombs used were “Uragan missiles”, and the video captured the destruction of homes in a dense residential area. The voiceover in the clip also detailed the victim as 46 year old woman who was killed in her backyard cooking over a fire due to a lack of electricity. The Victims Memorial website (victims.memorial) also stated that her husband, initially wounded in the blast, died later as well.
The brother of the husband who died said that the husband and the wife were “a model of married life. They complemented each other. They were always together and did everything together. They are kind, sensitive, fair. They helped everyone, in word, in deed, or just by listening to them. You could recharge your batteries with the positive energy they radiated.”
This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR77864 and Attacks on health dataset code 34172.
The incident occured in the morning.
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Reports of the incident mention a strike outside of a house in the town of Derhachi (Дергачі). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 50.112255, 36.092360.