Between six and nine civilians, including two children, were killed and three others were injured and rescued from the rubble following alleged Russian airstrikes/shelling of the city of Izyum on March 2, 2022.
Pravda News reported that Russian airstrikes on the city of Izyum resulted in the death of eight civilians, including two children. Pravda provided the details that the air raid lasted from 12:14 to 2:02am, with bombs hitting street. Cathedral 39, st. Ukrainian, 6, st. M. Fedorenko, 16 and others. One woman was rescued from the rubble of a damaged 5-storey residential building, while on st. Ukrainian 8 people were killed, including 2 children (about 5-6 years old) and rescuers removed their bodies from the rubble. On st. N. Fedorenko 2 women who were trapped in a destroyed house were rescued from the rubble.
Kharkov.comments.ua quoted Deputy Mayor of Izyum for Humanitarian Affairs Vladimir Matsokin who originally reported that six civilians were killed but later updated the number to eight, specifying that they died when a shell hit a residential building on Ukrainskaya Street. Multiple other local sources also provided six deaths as the toll quoting the deputy mayor, meaning these were also preliminary tolls, while Helsinki.org.ua quoted Stepan Maselskyi, the head of the Izyum RDA, who put the number of killed at nine.
5ua News added that there was significant damage to the city center from the strikes, and the windows in the executive committee’s office were blown out. Truexa New posted on Telegram referred to the area affected as being the railway area and Telegraf.com.ua reported that the city police station was struck, resulting in a fire.
This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR52537.
The incident occured between 12:14 am and 2:02 am local time.
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Reports of the incident mention residential buildings struck at 39 Cathedral Street (вул.Соборна 39), on Ukrainian Street (вул.Українська), and on Marshal Fedorenko Street (вул.Маршала Федоренка). The generic coordinates for 39 Cathedral Street are: 49.190306, 37.278075. The generic coordinates for Ukrainian Street are: 49.222945, 37.306533. The generic coordinates for Marshal Fedorenko Street are: 49.206316, 37.322908. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the locations further.