On March 8th 2022, an explosion in the centre of Balakleia reportedly killed one civilian and injured three other civilians, as a result of alleged Russian warplanes. According to a local source on Twitter, “two planes flew over and dropped three bombs.”
Telegram posts by Kharkov Nash, which has expressed sympathies for Russia, speculated as to who was responsible for shelling of Balakleia without directly accusing either Russia or Ukraine, but did note that Russian troops were occupying the city.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention strikes in the centre of the city of Balakleya (Балаклея). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 49.453133, 36.839204.