A man was killed and up to seven others, including two women, were injured in their homes by alleged Russian shelling and/or airstrikes on the town of Liubotyn on March 28, 2022.
Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union reported that during a shelling of the town of Liubotyn one person was killed, seven others were injured, and seven houses and a car were damaged.
Suspilne News originally reported on Telegram that in addition to the death, two others were injured but later revised their toll to seven injured, adding that a dead man was found under the rubble of one of the houses.
The State Emergency Services stated that “At one of the fires in the city of Lubotyn, rescuers removed the body of a dead man born in 1957 from under the rubble. It was possible to save two more people: a man and a woman. They were immediately hospitalized by a team of doctors at a local medical facility.”
A Facebook post by Denys Lubotynskyi described a family that was affected by the shelling: “6-year-old, her mother and father remained on the street. Under the rubble of the house, their relative, grandfather and 90-year-old great-grandmother were injured and are currently in the hospital.”
Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office posted on Telegram that a pre-trial investigation was opened into the Russian Armed Forces missile attack on Lyubotin which resulted in the death of one man and the injury of seven others.
All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the casualties to Russian forces. @tsnua referred to “rockets” being used during the attack and @Kelli_Nixe tweeted that the enemy fired two cruise missiles. Other local sources identified air strikes as being carried out.
This incident has reference to ACLED’s code : UKR68077.
The incident occured at approximately 12:00 am local time.
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Reports of the incident mention the city of Liubotyn (Люботин), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.945440, 35.927209. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.