Between five and eight civilians were killed and up to 10 others were injured by alleged Russian airstrikes/shelling of a residential building on Novobavarsky Avenue, 95 in the Bavaria district of Kharkiv on March 1, 2022.
Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group identified eight people killed, six people injured, and 38 people rescued following the bombing. @SESU_UA stated that two of the people rescued were unblocked from under the rubble, and at the time of reporting people were still being rescued. A Telegram from the Kharkiv Prosecutor’s Office (Prokuratura_kharkiv) reported that five people were killed and 10 people were injured, adding that this was a preliminary number still being established.
RBC News reported that shelling struck Hospital No. 3 and then airstrikes hit a factory and a residential apartment building in Bavaria. The head of the district administration, Tetyana Tsybulnyk, told Suspilne that a bomb hit the fifth floor of a building on Novobavarskiy Avenue, resulting in many injured and people under the rubble. A tweet from @SESU_UA specified that the airstrike hit between entrances two and three (out of six total) of the five floor building.
Svitlana Gorbunova-Ruban, deputy mayor of Kharkiv, told Suspilne that shells also hit the territory of Hospital No. 3 nearby in the Novobarav district. Yurii Sorokolat, director of the city health department, stated that none of the doctors or patients were injured but 9 patients were transferred to Hospital No. 31.
The Kharkiv Prosecutor’s Office (Prokuratura_kharkiv) posted on Telegram that “in total, the enemy fired 3 shots with three rockets, among which the first hit between entrances 2 and 3, resulting in the formation of a funnel with a diameter of 3-4 meters, the second hit the roadway along Novobavarskiy Avenue, 95 in the direction of the village. Pisochyn, as a result of which a funnel with a diameter of 2-2.5 meters was formed, the third rocket hit the territory of the Kharkiv plant of lifting transport equipment on Novobavarskiy avenue, 118, whose buildings were damaged.”
Igor Terekhov, mayor of Kharkiv, told RBC “We are constantly being shelled. A rocket attack was just launched on a residential neighborhood. There are dead, there are victims, the hospital has been destroyed. Therefore, of course, the situation is very difficult. There are dead people, there are wounded. That is why the situation is serious.”
Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group attributed the incident to the Russian Armed Forces, with other sources like Helsinki.org posting similar attributions. A tweet from @olehbatkovych reported that the Russian jet was shot down after his airstrike, according to an official.
This incident has reference to ACLED code UKR52470 and Attacks on health dataset code 31550.
The incident occured at 16:15:00 local time.
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Reports of the incident mention a strike on a residential building on Novobavarsky Avenue (Новобаварский проспект) in the city of Kharkiv (Харків). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 49.949843, 36.155445