Civilians were wounded by alleged Russian shelling of Izium in Kharkiv on March 8, 2022.
Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group reported that artillery shelling in Izyum resulted in damage to the reception department of the central city hospital, the social security office, and a two-story residential building.
Suspilne Media added that as a result of the shelling, patients and wounded were forced to stay in the basement because the building of the medical facility was destroyed. Maksym Strelnyk, the head of the youth and sports section of the Izyum City Council, told Suspilny that “Hundreds of residential buildings were damaged. The hospital was destroyed, there is no heat, water, or electricity, that is, it is impossible to provide medical services. The sick and wounded are in the basement with no hope of recovery. All ambulances have been shot and are not working.” Other sources gave similar mentions of wounded but did not specify how many.
Deputy Mayor Volodymyr Matsokin posted on Facebook that “I thought that the gates of hell had closed, but it turned out that it was only the first floor. This is the reception department of our Central City Hospital. Probably another secret NATO base. Patients got out from under the rubble as best they could.”
Slovoidilo News and other local sources attributed the incident to Russian forces.
This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR53013 and Attacks on health dataset code 36806.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the Central City Hospital (Центральна міська лікарня) of Izium (Ізюм), the generic coordinates for which are: 49.188162, 37.274403. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.