Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK060

Incident date

March 16, 2022

Location

школа №35, School №35, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.935831, 36.252344 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian was wounded by alleged Russian shelling of school no. 35 on Lymanskyi Lane in Kharkiv on March 16, 2022.

Helsinki.org.ua reported that at 3am Russian shelling hit a three-story part of a school, destroying an area of 800 square meters and injuring one civilian. The same source reported that later the same day, at 4:56 p.m, School 35 in Kharkiv, Lymanskyi Lane, was destroyed by an aerial bomb. It is unclear if this is related.

Vgorode.ua added that according to residents of Kharkiv, the school was located in Osnova district.

According to Suspilne News, parents of the students helped clean up the rubble of the destroyed school following the shelling.

The majority of sources that reported on the incident attributed the shelling to Russian forces. However, Perviy Kharkovskyi, a Telegram account with a clear pro-Russian stance, posted on Telegram that the school was hit by the Ukrainian forces.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR53554.

The incident occured at approximately 3:00 am local time.

Geolocation notes (3) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the school no. 53 on Lymanskyi Lane (провулок Лиманський). Analysing audio-visual material from sources we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 49.935831, 36.252344.

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  • Imagery:
    Sunlitkh

  • Imagery:
    Sunlitkh

  • Imagery:
    24 Channel

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    School
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 16, 2022. (image posted by Suspilne News via Telegram)
  • Novoselivka, Kharkiv
  • A school was bombed in Kharkiv
  • Damage to a school caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 16, 2022. (image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 16, 2022. (image posted by Unian News)
  • Screenshot of Facebook post from State Emergency Service of Ukraine
  • Parents of students help clean up the rubble of a school destroyed by alleged Russian shelling on March 16, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Parents of students help clean up the rubble of a school destroyed by alleged Russian shelling on March 16, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Parents of students help clean up the rubble of a school destroyed by alleged Russian shelling on March 16, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Parents of students help clean up the rubble of a school destroyed by alleged Russian shelling on March 16, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Parents of students help clean up the rubble of a school destroyed by alleged Russian shelling on March 16, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
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    A school in Kharkiv after being shelled
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 16, 2022. (image posted by Sunlitkh via Telegram)
  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian shelling on March 16, 2022. (image posted by Sunlitkh via Telegram)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    School
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]