Russian Military in Ukraine

A member of the Ukrainian Emergency Service looks at the City Hall building in the central square following shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on March 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Pavel Dorogoy)

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Country
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Infrastructure
Gas facility
As part of an on-going project to identify damage to civilian infrastructure, we have begun updating our incident classifications. To date, these classifications include attacks on schools across our entire civilian harm archive, and attacks on medical facilities so far resulting from alleged Russian actions in Syria only.

Incident Code

RUK152

Incident date

April 26, 2022

Location

Дергачі, Derhachi, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.109589, 36.114197 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported injured in Dergachy after an alleged Russian shelling of Kharkiv on April 26th, 2022.

The head of the Kharkiv Regional State, Oleg Sinegubov, specified that “one person was injured in Dergachy,” and the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group added that according to Vyacheslav Zadorenko, the mayor of Dergachy, the alleged shelling damaged Dergachy’s civilian infrastructure, including several residential buildings and commercial facilities, as well as electricity and gas networks.

Sinegubov, via Telegram, reported that communal services in Kharkiv worked intensely to restore the supply of gas, water, and electricity, where possible.

All sources alleged Russian responsibility for the strike. The local time of this incident is unknown.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR71199.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility, Power Station
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Derhachi (Дергачі), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.109589, 36.114197. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility, Power Station
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK147

Incident date

April 25, 2022

Location

Безруки, Bezruky, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.17472311574266, 36.11798934018428 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three civilians, a woman and two men, local to the village of Bezruky were reported to have been killed and a further individual injured as a result of shelling allegedly by Russian service personnel on April 25, 2022. Villagers in conversation with Suspline News confirmed these casualties occurred around noon in light of shelling that had begun at 6 in the morning and continued until at least 4pm the same day.

It is unclear if the civilians were killed by the impact of the shelling or, as reported by @ICTV_fakly, by the fires caused by the attacks. An image posted by Suspline News which may detail the scene of the deaths details a collapsed building due to the shelling. The roof appears to have been completely demolished with debris littering the street outside; the building is part of a row of storefronts.

Local community chairman to Dergachiv, Vyacheslav Zadorenko, described the day’s events as “In the city of Dergachi and almost all settlements, they [Russian military] beat artillery, hailstones and mortars. Almost all over the community there are destroyed houses, they are burning now”. Widely reported by sources such as Hromadske news, TSN.ua, and Rayon the Russian forces had additionally hit gas pipes, leaving homes and businesses within 2500 yards of the impact without gas.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR56477.

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Larisa Bodareva
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Valentyna Ostashko

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of village Bezruky (Безруки), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.17472311574266, 36.11798934018428. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK117

Incident date

April 14, 2022

Location

Олександрівка, Oleksandrivka, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.366092, 35.823810 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reportedly injured on April 14th 2022 when alleged Russian shelling hit Oleksandrivka village, in Kharkiv. According to local sources, a woman and two children aged nine and 11 were injured.

Helsinki reported that the Russian military shelled the village for “about 12 hours.”  Victor Kovalenko, head of the Zolochiv community said that they shelled Odnorobivka, “a village of our community almost on the border with the Russian Federation. Then there are eight damaged and four completely destroyed houses.”

The children were reportedly wounded in the neck and the thigh and were taken to hospital.

Local sources reported that the incident took place at in the afternoon, at around 12 am, and that the gas heating system was damaged.

Russian source, @balaganoff75 reported that over 200 militants were killed, although this was not mentioned in any other reports.

This incident has reference to ACLED code UKR55773.

The incident occured at approximately 12:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military
  • Suspected target
    Ukrainian Military

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Oleksandrivka (Олександрівка), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.366092, 35.823810. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military
  • Suspected target
    Ukrainian Military

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK081

Incident date

March 25, 2022

Location

Дергачі, Dergachi, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.109589, 36.114197 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the night of March 25th 2022, one civilian was killed and up to three injured following a Russian drone and shelling attack in Dergachi. Dergachi House of Culture, a local government building, a hospital, several private houses, and a gas line were damaged leaving part of the city without heating.

All local sources reported one civilian death and varying numbers of injuries. One source on telegram claimed that three civilians were injured. Most Ukrainian news sources and Telegram posts reported at least one civilian injury. In the 24 hours within which the attack happened, Ukrainian sources reported that Russia had opened fire in the direction of Kharkiv over 55 times. UAinfo quoted the head of the Regional State Administration in Kharkiv saying that “Ukrainian soldiers had destroyed a Russian group belonging to the 59th Tank Regiment and that two enemy planes were shot down near Izyum”. No further information is available at this time.

This incident has ACLED’s reference code: UKR53877 and Attacks on health dataset code 34540.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Strike target
    Gas facility, Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling and drone strikes of Dergachi city center on March 25, 2022. (Image posted by Alekseivka_Kharkiv via Telegram)
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Dermiskrada

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Derhachi (Дергачі), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.109589, 36.114197. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Strike target
    Gas facility, Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK064

Incident date

March 17, 2022

Location

Золочів, Zolochiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.273048, 35.977971 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian shelling attacks on the village of Zolochiv in Kharkiv killed a woman and wounded two others, including a child, on March 17, 2022.

The village of Zolochiv endured heavy shelling, allegedly from Russian forces on March 17th. In the midst of the bombing, a 44 year old mother covered her four year daughter. While the daughter was wounded, her mother was killed. The girl’s father was also wounded. Twitter users @KHARKIV_RULIT, @EmineDzheppar, and @f_o_r_Ukraine provided images of the wounded girl and her home post-shelling.

A more detailed account was posted by the Kharkiv Times at Times.kharkiv.ua. The report included a description of the strike provided by Viktor Kovalenko to Suspilne Media: “The shell came when she and her child were sleeping in the house by the window. The woman covered her 4-year-old daughter with her body, but she herself did not survive. The child has a leg injury. There was also a man there – he also had an injury. The doctors rendered assistance to the injured in the hospital – they pulled out the fragments, made bandages. Their house is partially destroyed.”

Kovalenko was described as “the head of the community” in the report.  Kovalenko also noted that the alleged Russian artillery began shelling the village around 2 am and continued until roughly 4 am. There were about 15 explosions in total. Seven private houses, electricity and gas networks were damaged.

In a story posted by Objectiv.tv, the forty-four year old mother shielded her daughter from death and lost her life in the process. The article went on to say that, “a pre-trial investigation has been launched into violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder (part 2 of article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).” This description of an impending investigation was corroborated by a Facebook post from Prokuratura Kharkiv.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR53712.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility, Power Station
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of the village of Zolochiv on March 17, 2022. (Image posted by @EmineDzheppar)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of the village of Zolochiv on March 17, 2022. (Image posted by @EmineDzheppar)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of the village of Zolochiv on March 17, 2022. (Image posted by @EmineDzheppar)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of the village of Zolochiv on March 17, 2022. (Image posted by Objectiv TV)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of the village of Zolochiv on March 17, 2022. (Image posted by Objectiv TV)
  • Screenshot of post by GX on Facebook
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Prokuratura Kharkiv

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Zolochiv (Золочів), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.273048, 35.977971. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility, Power Station
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK058

Incident date

March 14, 2022

Location

вул. Свободи та Парк Горького, Svobody Street and Gorky Park, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.003469, 36.237987 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Additional Geolocations

50.019614, 36.245152 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to eight people were killed and two others were wounded by alleged Russian or Ukrainian airstrikes/shelling of Svobody Street and Gorky Park in Kharkiv on March 14, 2022.

The head of the Kharkiv regional state administration, Oleg Sinegubov, reported on a car of Help Army volunteers: “A 26-year-old boy died from serious wounds and a woman was wounded. The number of casualties is being established. A total of 65 shots were recorded during the day.” Fakty.ua added that the injured woman was treated in the hospital to have shrapnel removed.

Another volunteer with Help Army wrote on her Facebook a memorial for the victims and identified them as brother and sister. The volunteer wrote “It seemed to be an ordinary volunteer day… We wanted to congratulate the volunteers, recorded a video greeting from the Muzbat guys. We managed to do a lot, but there were two parcels left for the soldiers. We are on our way. “Grad”! “Grads”! “Grads!”

Ukrainska Pravda quoted State Emergency Service of Kharkiv Oblast who reported that emergency teams rescued three people from under the rubble and found the bodies of seven dead under the rubble of houses.

Truexa News provided details that at least two people were killed by shelling of their home on Svoboda street, and one person who was in the basement survived. Anatoliy Torianyk, deputy head of the Main Department of Emergency Situations in Kharkiv region added that at the time there was information about up to three other people under the rubble and Nv.ua added that one person was injured in the same incident. These casualties were likely included in the total of (seven bodies) provided by the State Emergency Service.

Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office announced that they were investigating “violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder (Part 2 of Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)” related to the two civilians killed by shelling on Svobody Street in Kharkiv.

Focus News reported that Russian forces shelled Gorky Park of Culture and Recreation in Kharkiv, damaging several kiosks, creating craters in the ground, and landing near the roller coaster ride. Oleg Sinegubov described the shelling of central Kharkiv as “The occupants fired two rockets at the central part of Kharkiv in one day. They fired from the Smerch multiple rocket launcher in the area of Gorky Park, Sumskiy Market, and the intersection of Sumskaya and Dynamovskaya.” According to Focus News, Gorky Park is one of the largest entertainment centers in Europe.

Comments.Ua added that Russian airstrikes also struck a four-storey building in the city centre. Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group reported that on the ground floor of the house there were shops and catering establishments, and on the next level people lived.

Deputy head of the Main Department of Emergency Situations also reported that the shelling damaged a gas pipeline and rescue services blocked the gas leak.

While the majority of the sources attributed the airstrikes/shelling to Russian forces, a source which sometimes expresses Russian sympathies, Kharkov Nash, posted on Telegram that “it is quite possible that most of today’s “arrivals” are “internal arrivals” and that the shelling on Gagarin Street in the city center, Pushkinskaya Street, and Gorky Park were similar to Grad or Smerch rockets, and that Ukrainian artillery is concentrated close by. Kharkov Nash also stated that Russians had not hit Kharkiv with Iskanders yet.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR53346.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 8
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (39) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (49) [ collapse]

  • Damage to parts of Gorky Park in Kharkiv caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Focus News)
  • Damage to parts of Gorky Park in Kharkiv caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Focus News)
  • Damage to parts of Gorky Park in Kharkiv caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Focus News)
  • Damage to parts of Gorky Park in Kharkiv caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Focus News)
  • Damage to parts of Gorky Park in Kharkiv caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Focus News)
  • Damage to parts of Gorky Park in Kharkiv caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Focus News)
  • Damage to Gorky Park and close by homes caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Truexa News via Telegram)
  • Damage to Gorky Park and close by homes caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Truexa News via Telegram)
  • Damage to Gorky Park and close by homes caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Truexa News via Telegram)
  • Damage to Gorky Park and close by homes caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Truexa News via Telegram)
  • Damage to Gorky Park and close by homes caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Truexa News via Telegram)
  • Damage to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News via Telegram)
  • Rescue workers respond to fire and destruction to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News via Telegram)
  • Rescue workers respond to fire and destruction to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News via Telegram)
  • Rescue workers respond to fire and destruction to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News via Telegram)
  • Rescue workers respond to fire and destruction to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News via Telegram)
  • Rescue workers respond to fire and destruction to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS Kharkiv via Telegram)
  • Rescue workers respond to fire and destruction to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS Kharkiv via Telegram)
  • Rescue workers respond to fire and destruction to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS Kharkiv via Telegram)
  • Rescue workers respond to fire and destruction to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS Kharkiv via Telegram)
  • Rescue workers respond to fire and destruction to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS Kharkiv via Telegram)
  • Damage to Kharkiv caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv_1654 via Telegram)
  • Damage to Kharkiv caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv_1654 via Telegram)
  • On March 14, a four-story building was destroyed in the center of Kharkiv as a result of an air strike. This is stated on Facebook of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
  • Damage to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Portal.lviv.ua)
  • Damage to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Damage to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Damage to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Damage to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Depo Kharkiv)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Depo Kharkiv)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Depo Kharkiv)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by Depo Kharkiv)
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Kharkiv regional prosecutor’s office
  • Rescue workers respond to fire and destruction to a four-story residential building on Svobody Street near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 14, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS via Facebook)
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by DSNS
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Anzhela Denisenko
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Dozor.ua
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Kharkov Now
  • Kharkov 14.03.22 more airstrikes on the city! Open your eyes if there are those who think this is a harmless special operation! Go the fuck back to your motherland and get yourselves in order
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Anton Boltik

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a building struck on Svobody Street (вул.Свободи), and the Maxim Gorky Central Park for Culture and Recreation (Парк культури і відпочинку «Максим Горький») in the city of Kharkiv (Харків). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location of the Svobody Street strike down to the following exact coordinates: 50.003469, 36.237987. The generic coordinates for Gorky Park are: 50.019614, 36.245152. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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  • Tagged visual material from sources

    Imagery:
    Portal.lviv.ua

  • Tagged visual material from sources

    Imagery:
    Suspilne

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 8
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (39) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK055

Incident date

March 13, 2022

Location

Глазунівка, Hlazunivka, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.400663, 36.581904 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Local sources alleged that Russian forces shelled near the village of Glazunivka, striking a gas treatment facility, resulting in one injured civilian the evening of March 13, 2022.

@black_cerber tweeted that shelling at night hit ShebelynkaGasVydobuvannya, located near the village of Glazunivka in the Izyum district, resulting in fires in the building of the operator’s room and the gas separator. According to Lozova News, the ShebelynkaGasVydobuvannya plant provides 40% of Ukraine’s blue fuel. In 2020, the plant produces 7.552 billion cubic meters of gas along with 128.04 thousand tons of gas condensate and oil.

Suspilne Media quoted a rescue worker who said that “there was intense flaring of gas from the plant and pipeline near the control room, destructive damage to the control room. The fire area was about 300 square meters. Rescuers closed all the valves leading to the damaged units and pipelines and cooled them down. After that, the intensity of burning significantly decreased.” The head of the Donetsk community Anatoliy Nazdrachov told Suspilne that “the guys-operators who were on duty were lucky that they went out for a smoke, the bomb hit the building of the control room,” and that over seventy families were evacuated from the area.

There were numerous reports of one wounded worker, but no fatalities. Numerous users on telegram, including Suspilne Khakiv and Truexanewsua, along with Korresondent.net and Tribuna News all reported one wounded worker, with Suspilne attributing the shelling to Russian forces.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR53796.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (18) [ collapse]

  • Occupants fired rockets at a gas distribution station near Izium According to preliminary data, one employee of the enterprise was injured. Russian invaders' missiles hit a gas distribution station in Izium district, Kharkiv region. This was reported by the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service in Kharkiv region. "At night, as a result of another shelling, enemy missiles hit the complex gas treatment plant of ShebelinkaGazVydobuvannya, located near the village of Glazunivka, Izium district, Kharkiv region. Information about the fire was received from the operator of the facility at 22:37 on March 12. The rescue service department arrived at the scene. At the time of arrival of firefighters, the building of the operator's room and the gas separator were burning. There was intense flaring of gas from the unit and the pipeline located near the control room, destructive damage to the control room," - the statement reads. The area of the fire was about 300 square meters. Rescuers shut off the valves leading to the damaged installations and pipelines and cooled them down. After that, the intensity of burning decreased. According to preliminary data, 1 employee of the company was injured, no one was killed.
  • Occupants fired at gas production department in Kharkiv region (video) Natalia Antoniuk The fire area was about 300 square meters. According to preliminary data, an employee of the enterprise was injured, no one was killed At night, as a result of another enemy shelling, enemy missiles hit the gas treatment plant of ShebelinkaGazVydobuvannya GPD near the village of Glazunivka, Izium district, Kharkiv region. This was reported by the State Emergency Service. Information about the fire was received from the operator of the facility at 22:37 on March 12. The rescue service department arrived at the scene. Upon the arrival of firefighters, the building of the operator's room and the gas separator were burning. There was intense flaring of gas from the unit and the pipeline near the control room, destructive damage to the control room. The area of the fire was about 300 square meters. Rescuers closed all the valves leading to the damaged units and pipelines and cooled them down. After that, the intensity of burning significantly decreased. According to preliminary data, an employee of the enterprise was injured, no one was killed.
  • Fire at a gas facility caused by alleged Russian shelling in Hlazunivka on March 13, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Fire at a gas facility caused by alleged Russian shelling in Hlazunivka on March 13, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Fire at a gas facility caused by alleged Russian shelling in Hlazunivka on March 13, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Damage at a gas facility caused by alleged Russian shelling in Hlazunivka on March 13, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • A missile attack on ShebelynkaGasVydobuvannya enterprise in Kharkiv region At the time of arrival of firefighters, the building of the operator's room and the gas separator were burning Intense flaring of gas from the installation of complex gas treatment and pipeline was observed, the SES noted. In Kharkiv region, the Russian aggressor fired a rocket at the gas treatment plant of ShebelinkaGasVydobuvannya, located near the village of Glazunivka, Izium district. A powerful fire broke out, the State Emergency Service reported on Sunday, March 13. Information about the fire was received from the operator of the facility at 22:37 on Saturday. "By the time the firefighters arrived, the building of the operator's room and the gas separator were burning. There was intense flaring of gas from the unit and the pipeline located near the control room, destructive damage to the control room. The fire area was about 300 square meters," - the statement reads. Rescuers closed all the valves leading to the damaged installations and pipelines and cooled them down. After that, the intensity of burning decreased significantly. According to preliminary data, one employee of the company was injured, no one was killed.
  • At night, as a result of another shelling, enemy missiles hit the gas treatment plant of ShebelynkaGasVydobuvannya GPD, located near the village of Glazunivka, Izium district, Kharkiv region. Information about the fire was received from the operator of the facility at 22:37 on March 12. The rescue crew of the 23rd State Rescue Unit arrived at the scene. At the time of arrival, the firefighters were burning: the building of the operator's room and the gas separator. There was intense flaring of gas from the unit and the pipeline located near the operator's room, destructive damage to the operator's room. The area of the fire was about 300 square meters. Rescuers closed all the valves leading to the damaged units and pipelines and cooled them down. After that, the intensity of burning decreased significantly. According to preliminary data, 1 employee of the enterprise was injured, no one was killed.
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by DSNS in Kharkiv Region
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Novosti Objektiv
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Kharkov Time
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Kharkiv City Council
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Kharkiv Izvestiya

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the “Shebelinka” (Шебелинская) gas facility in the vicinity of the village of Hlazunivka (Глазунівка). The generic coordinates for this facility are: 49.400663, 36.581904. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK054

Incident date

March 12, 2022

Location

Золочів, Zolochiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.273048, 35.977971 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On March 12th 2022 three people were reportedly wounded when alleged Russian shells hit Zolochiv.  Local reports also indicated that 15 houses were damaged and a military enlistment office was destroyed. @black_cerber reported that the civilians injured were over 50 years old, one who was in a serious condition from the shelling after being hit in the arm.

@black_cerber reported that the shelling came from Kozacha Lopana, and “about 15 shells fell in total” which were aimed at the military enlistment office. The same source also reported that “water, power, and gas networks were damaged.”

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR53786.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility, Power Station, Water station
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (24) [ collapse]

  • Zolochov, on March 12th 2022 after reported Russian shelling (Image via @black_cerber)
  • "All three wounded civilians are over 50 years old. A man and a woman have light injuries. They have already undergone surgery and removed the fragments, the condition of two patients is satisfactory." (Image via 24 Channel)
  • "All three wounded civilians are over 50 years old. A man and a woman have light injuries. They have already undergone surgery and removed the fragments, the condition of two patients is satisfactory." (Image via 24 Channel)
  • "All three wounded civilians are over 50 years old. A man and a woman have light injuries. They have already undergone surgery and removed the fragments, the condition of two patients is satisfactory." (Image via 24 Channel)
  • "All three wounded civilians are over 50 years old. A man and a woman have light injuries. They have already undergone surgery and removed the fragments, the condition of two patients is satisfactory." (Image via 24 Channel)
  • "Part of the village was left without electricity, gas and water." (Image via Kharkiv Today)
  • "Part of the village was left without electricity, gas and water supply, the relevant services are working to restore them." (Image via Slobidiskiy Krai)
  • "Part of the village was left without electricity, gas and water supply, the relevant services are working to restore them." (Image via Slobidiskiy Krai)
  • "Zolochiv was shelled again on March 12." (Image via Suspilne Kharkiv / Telegram)
  • "Zolochiv was shelled again on March 12." (Image via Suspilne Kharkiv / Telegram)
  • Zolachev reportedly hit by Russian missles on March 12th 2022 (Image via Truexanewsua / Telegram)
  • Zolachev reportedly hit by Russian missles on March 12th 2022 (Image via Truexanewsua / Telegram)
  • Zolachev reportedly hit by Russian missles on March 12th 2022 (Image via Truexanewsua / Telegram)
  • Zolachev reportedly hit by Russian missles on March 12th 2022 (Image via Truexanewsua / Telegram)
  • (Image via Facebook)
  • " Fifteen houses were damaged, including apartment buildings, a transformer was destroyed, there were no casualties among the population." (Zolochiv village council / Facebook)
  • "Fifteen houses were damaged, including apartment buildings, a transformer was destroyed, there were no casualties among the population." (Zolochiv village council / Facebook)
  • (Image via Facebook)
  • Damaged buildings as a result of reported Russian actions on March 12th 2022 (Image via Aleksandr Boiko / Facebook)
  • Damaged buildings as a result of reported Russian actions on March 12th 2022 (Image via Aleksandr Boiko / Facebook)
  • Damaged buildings as a result of reported Russian actions on March 12th 2022 (Image via Aleksandr Boiko / Facebook)
  • Zolochiv Kharkiv region

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Zolochiv (Золочів), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.273048, 35.977971. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Gas facility, Power Station, Water station
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (15) [ collapse]