Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK007

Incident date

February 26, 2022

Location

Волохів Яр, Volokhiv Yar, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.600219, 36.9786094 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On February 26th 2022, two civilians, including a 13 year old girl and a man, were reportedly injured as a result of alleged Russian forces shelling on in the village of Volokhiv, in Balaklia, Kharkiv.

Segodnya.ua news site noted that the Balaklia local authorities reported the situation first at 15.00. It stated that the information came from the Head of Balaklia, Ivan Stolbovoy, that “in the area of the village of Volokhiv Yar, a man and a minor child (a 13-year old girl) were wounded.”

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR54061

The incident was first reported on February 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm by .

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Volokhiv Yar (Волохів Яр), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.600219, 36.9786094. 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • "Official information from the head of the Balakliya TG Ivan Stolbovoy: - Now there is silence after the shelling. A man and a minor child (a 13-year-old girl) were wounded near the village of Volokhiv Yar. Residents of Balaklia are advised to stay in bomb shelters." Official information from the head of Balakliya authorities, Ivan Stolbovoy (via Iryna Makovetskaya / Facebook)
  • Official information posted by the head of the Bakakliya authority, Ivan Stolbovoy (via @slk.kh.ua / Facebook)
  • Official information posted by the head of the Bakakliya authority, Ivan Stolbovoy (via @Aleksandr Chuvika / Facebook)

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]