Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK047

Incident date

March 10, 2022

Location

Селекційне, Selektsiyne, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.777494, 36.025767 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

An elderly woman was killed by alleged Russian cluster bomb airstrikes on the village of Selektsiyne on March 10, 2022.

Suspilne Media reported that the Russian military carried out an airstrike with cluster bombs in the village of Selektsiyne that resulted in the death of a 73 year old woman.

Serhii Bolvinov, Head of the Investigative Department of the National Security Service in the Kharkiv posted on Facebook that investigators who found the body of the woman killed also found tracks on the ground from projectiles and damage to metal structures.

Following the strike, the Office of the Prosecutor General announced that they were opening criminal proceedings based on the violation of the laws and customs of war, and murder.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR53185.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Selektsiyne (Селекційне), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.777494, 36.025767. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Impact site of alleged Russian cluster bombs in the village of Selektsiyne on March 10, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne Media)
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    Graphic image of a Telegram post with the victim of alleged Russian cluster bombs in the village of Selektsiyne on March 10, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne Media)
  • Remnants of an alleged Russian cluster bombs in the village of Selektsiyne on March 10, 2022. (Image posted by Prokuratura Kharkiv)
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    Graphic image of a victim of alleged Russian cluster bombs in the village of Selektsiyne on March 10, 2022. (Image posted by Prokuratura Kharkiv)
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Serhii Bolvinov, Head of the Investigative Department of the National Security Service in the Kharkiv region
  • Impact site of alleged Russian cluster bombs in the village of Selektsiyne on March 10, 2022. (Image posted by Serhii Bolvinov via Facebook)
  • Screenshot of a Facebook post by Larisa Bodareva
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by enews.com.ua
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Ukovenko Media
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Kharkov News
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by worldnews.org.ua

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]