Seven civilians including two minors were reported killed and five, including a 4-year-old child, were reported injured after alleged Russian shelling of the village of Oskil of the Izyum district in Kharkiv on March 27th, 2022.
A family of four, including a seven-year-old boy, were among those killed, after a rocket “hit one of the residential buildings” in the village “directly,” according to Oleg Sinegubov, the head of Kharkiv OVA.
The press service of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office stated that a 4-year-old, identified by local sources as a girl, was additionally “seriously injured” and the family’s “house was damaged” by the shelling.
Three more civilians, including a 16-year-old boy, were killed in other parts of the village, and four people were additionally injured, according to an ongoing pre-trial investigation launched under the procedural guidance of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office in criminal proceedings on the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union reported that 21 trips were made during the day from March 27th-28th by rescuers of the Kharkiv Garrison of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in order to “eliminate fires and dismantle rubble of destroyed buildings.”
StratcomCentreUA reported that the outskirts of Kharkiv were attacked using long-range weapons. All sources alleged Russian responsibility for the strike. This incident occurred at night.
This incident has ACLED’s reference codes: UKR68074 and UKR54602.
The incident occured during the night.
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Oskil, Izium (с. Оскіл, Ізюмський район), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.178187, 37.426539. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.