Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK033

Incident date

March 6, 2022

Location

супермаркет «Хазар», вул. Академіка Вальтера, Supermarket "Khazar", Akademika Valtera Street, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.090033, 36.256472 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were allegedly killed and at least 15 other civilians were injured when a Russian missile shelled a supermarket on March 6th 2022, in Pyatykhatky, Kharkiv.

Local source @aliev_aliev reported that the civilians were killed whilst they stood outside the supermarket.

A statement from the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s office said, “it was established that on March 6th 2022, around 12pm, Russian serviceman fired artillery of unknown characteristics at the Khazar supermarket on Akademika Valtera Street in Kharkiv.”

Maksim Myhailiuk wrote on Facebook, that “on March 6th 2022, a shell or bomb hit the store in the afternoon and killed people: children, women and men. In my peaceful, sleeping area Pyatikhatki on the outskirts of the city of Kharkiv. The photo shows how bodies and a sea of blood lie near the entrance to the store. For what? What are we to blame?…”

Multiple local and English language sources refer to a Russian Grad multiple-launch rocket system as being responsible for the attack.

This assessment referenced ACLED Code: UKR52845 and Bellingcat Code: CIV0213

The incident occured at approximately 12:00 pm local time.

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention shelling outside the “Khazar” («Хазар») supermarket on Akademika Valtera Street (вул. Академіка Вальтера) in the city of Kharkiv (Харків). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 50.090033, 36.256472.

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  • Tagged visual material from sources

    Imagery:
    Suspilne

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of a reported Russian missile strike on a supermarket in Kharkiv on March 6th 2022 (Image via @Sabados7 / Twitter)
  • The aftermath of a reported Russian missile strike on a supermarket in Kharkiv on March 6th 2022 (Image via @Sabados7 / Twitter)
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    The aftermath of a reported Russian missile strike on a supermarket in Kharkiv on March 6th 2022 (Image via @Sabados7 / Twitter)
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    The aftermath of a reported Russian missile strike on a supermarket in Kharkiv on March 6th 2022 (Image via @Sabados7 / Twitter)
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    The aftermath of a reported Russian missile strike on a supermarket in Kharkiv on March 6th 2022 (Image via @aliev_aliev / Twitter)
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    " Local residents report that a projectile hit a store near which there was a queue. The photo from the scene shows people on the ground and traces of blood." (Image via Suspilnekharkiv / Telegram)
  • " Local residents report that a projectile hit a store near which there was a queue. The photo from the scene shows people on the ground and traces of blood." (Image via Suspilnekharkiv / Telegram)
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    "As a result of the shelling, four people died and at least 15 were injured, the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported." (Image via Suspilne.media)
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    "Local residents report that a projectile hit a store near which there was a queue. The photo from the scene shows human bodies and traces of blood." (Image via MyKharkov / Facebook)
  • The aftermath of a reported Russian missile strike on a supermarket in Kharkiv on March 6th 2022 (Image via @Rozkvitai / Facebook)
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Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]