Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK002

Incident date

February 24, 2022

Location

Чугуїв, Chugeuv, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.835487, 36.680831 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On February 24th 2022, one civilian, a municipal worker or employee of Kharkivgaz, was killed, and 23 civilians were reportedly wounded when alleged Russian rocket fire, machine gun fire, and grenade launchers hit the city of Chugeuv. Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group reported that three employees of Kharkivgaz were injured.

Various sources reported that a large fuel depot caught fire and Segodnya news reported that “a high pressure gas pipeline in the Izyum region was damaged.” As a result, more than 500 families in the village of Oskol and a school were temporarily without gas supply.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR52166.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a fuel depot in the city of Chugeuv (Чугуїв). The generic coordinates for Chugeuv are: 49.835487, 36.680831. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    23
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • "Unfortunately, one employee of JSC "Kharkivgaz" was killed while performing her duties this morning, and three others were injured during shelling by the Russian invading forces. We express our condolences to the family of the deceased and wish the injured a speedy recovery!" A Facebook post stated from Kharkivmiskgaz

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    23
  • 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]