Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK053

Incident date

March 12, 2022

Location

вулиці Шариковій, Sharykova Street, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.933405, 36.413275 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On March 12th 2022 alleged Russian forces shelled Sharykova Street in the industrial district of Kharkiv, reportedly hitting an ambulance and injuring one health worker.

Suspilnekharkiv reported on Telegram that “an ambulance paramedic recieved a shrapnel wound in the adomen” when “the brigade came under fire on Sharykova Street.”

The director of the Center for Emergency Medical Assistance Victor Zabashta reported on Telegram, “after serving the call, they got into the car and an explosion rang out. A piece of debris hit the car and wounded a 48-year old paramedic in the abdomen. The driver went to the nearest specialised hospital – this is the 17th hospital, where the woman was immediately taken to the operating room and operated on, her life is not in danger. The condition is of medium severity.”

This assessment has reference to ACLED Code UKR53755 and Attacks on health dataset code 31818.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Strike target
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • "After serving the call in one of the districts of the city of Kharkiv, the brigade came under fire" (Image via Facebook)
  • (Image via Facebook)
  • (Image via Facebook)
  • "After serving the call in one of the districts of the city of Kharkiv, the brigade came under fire." (Image via www.ukrinform)
  • "In Kharkiv, an ambulance came under fire from Russian invaders This is stated in the message of the Kharkiv Center for Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine, reports "DS"." (Image via DSnews)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention Sharykova Street (вулиці Шариковій), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.933405, 36.413275. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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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
  • Strike target
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]