On March 6th, 2022, the city centre in Balakliya was allegedly shelled, injuring three women. News sources like Suspilne published Mayor Ivan Stilbovoy’s account that “A projectile hit the residential building. This is the city center, 500 meters from the repair plant. As far as I understand, it was ‘Grady’ (Hradiv). Three women are injured.” Truexanewsua on Telegram reported that the shelling hit bakery but no other source has corroborated this. Various twitter accounts amplified information on the incident and other shelling incidents in the region. One account posted that a Russian pilot had been caught after his plane was shot down. It is unclear if this pilot was specifically involved in the March 6th shelling.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck approximately 500m from the Balkliya Repair Plant (Балаклійський ремонтний завод ), within the centre of Balkliya (Балаклія) town. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for the Balkliya Repair Plant are: 49.456817, 36.848391.