Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK029

Incident date

March 3, 2022

Location

Харківська обласна лікарня, Kharkiv Regional Hospital, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.008480, 36.233205 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

A female Syrian doctor was killed by alleged Russian mortar shelling of the Kharkiv regional hospital on March 3, 2022.

The News Arab reported that a female Syrian doctor was killed while working at Kharkiv regional hospital when a mortar round hit the building. The Syrian doctor’s husband was outside of the hospital at the time of the attack and survived. The New Arab added that the Syrian doctor was a gynecologist originally from Deir Ezzor.

This assessment has reference to Attacks on health dataset code 31833.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Kharkiv Regional Hospital (Харківська обласна лікарня) for which the generic coordinates are: 50.008480, 36.233205. 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 infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman1 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Kharkiv Regional Hospital 03 March 2022: A gynaecologist was killed when a regional hospital was hit by mortar rounds. Event ID: 31833
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Radio Free Syria

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 infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman1 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]