Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK006

Incident date

February 26, 2022

Location

Безруки, Bezruky, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.171762, 36.119517 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed as a result of Russian forces’ shelling of the village of Bezruky, in Kharkiv on February 26th 2022.

A Russian BMP, an infantry fighting vehicle, was reportedly abandoned and destroyed.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR54063 and Bellingcat code CIV0174.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Bezruky (Безруки), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.171762, 36.119517. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Anton Koval reported on Facebook that one civilian was killed in the village of Bezruka on February 26th 2022

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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 (5) [ collapse]