Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK009

Incident date

February 26, 2022

Location

Перехрестя вул ул. Героев труда и ул. Гвардейцев Широнинцев, Intersection of Heroiv Truda Streeet and Guardeitsev Shironintsev Street, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.021049, 36.347895 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians were reportedly killed as a result of Russian forces shelling on Saltovka, a residential area in Kharkiv oblast, on February 26th 2022.

The incident was reported to have taken place at the intersection of Heroe Truda Street and Guardeitsev Shironintsev Street.

Kharkiv Today was the source which provided most in-depth detail:

“Around 15:00, a public transport stop on the street came under fire. Heroes of labor. Trolleybuses were running on the route at that time. One of the pedestrians died. The driver Aleksey confirmed the information to Suspіlny. According to him, the contact network is cut off, trolleybuses cannot be sent to the depot.

Later it became known about the death of another person during the shelling on Saltovka. According to Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova, the type of weapon from which the shelling was carried out has not yet been established: explosions continue on the spot.”

The incident was reported between 15.00 and 19.09.

The incident occured between 3:00 pm and 7:09 pm local time.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the intersection of Heroiv Truda Street (ул. Героев труда) and Guardeitsev Shironintsev Street (ул. Гвардейцев Широнинцев), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.021049, 36.347895. 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 harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 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 (7) [ collapse]