A series of alleged Russian shelling with multiple rocket launches killed one civilian and wounded three others in the areas of Saltivka and Novi Budynky, Kharkiv on March 13, 2022.
A collection of Twitter uses, including @Lyla_lilas, @advofli. And @black_cerber tweeted images and videos of the attack, noting nearly fifty strikes launched by the Russian military. The “enemy”, according to the tweets, damaged gas distribution, trapped civilians, and displayed disregard for “green corridors”. Kharkiv Today reported that the shellings strucktargeted high-rise buildings, kindergartens, schools, and infrastructure over the course of roughly fifty strikes.
Both Suspilne Media and Rayon.in.ua both reported that Northern Saltivka was “suffering the most” from the attacks. Additionally, Shepetivka.com released a statement that an exact number of victims has not been established, but celebrated that Ukrainian forces are “pushing occupiers out”. Local sources such as Truexa News UA also mentioned that casualties were still being clarified. Source aggregator ACLED was the only to give a casualty count, summarizing local sources who reported that at least one person was killed and three others were wounded.
Videos of the strikes were provided by Telegram users, whale Facebook users also posted images and first-hand accounts of the violence.Facebook member Olga Novakovskaya noted that “racist scum have shelled Northern Saltivka”. Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov said that while a calm settled in as night descended, Russian “shelling continues, but there were no massive air attacks. There were large attacks in the area of Pyatikhatky, Northern Saltivka.” Oleg Sinegubov used Facebook to warn the citizens of Kharkiv, writing that those in the region “must not neglect alarm signals” and when notified, they must “take cover”.
Human Rights Group Helsinki.org.ua issued a summary of the shelling and stated that Russia had used “cluster bomb attacks”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.