Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK089

Incident date

March 30, 2022

Location

Дергачівська міська рада, Dergachi City Council, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.111203, 36.108370 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed and at least three others were wounded by alleged Russian shelling of the town of Dergachi on March 30, 2022.

Helsinki.org.ua reported that an airstrike on the town of Dergachi around 4pm/5pm in the evening destroyed the city council and private homes, as well as injured at least three people.

Lb.ua quoted the Telegram account of the Dergachi City Council who reported that at least one person was killed and three others were injured. The head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleg Synegubov also stated that at least one person was killed in the shelling. Local sources added that due to the ongoing shelling it wasn’t possible to obtain more information about the number of victims.

The head of the community Vyacheslav Zadorenko told Suspilne News that in addition to the damage to the city council and other buildings, power lines were damaged.

The majority of sources attributed the incident to Russian forces, with multiple local sources reporting that Russian troops launched 47 artillery, mortar, and tank strikes on Kharkiv on March 30th.

This incident has reference to ACLED’s codes UKR54604 and UKR54605.

The incident occured between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm local time.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Dergachi City Council (Околиці Дергачівської міської ради), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.111203, 36.108370. 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Damage cause by alleged Russian shelling of Dergachi on March 30, 2022. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Damage cause by alleged Russian shelling of Dergachi on March 30, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage cause by alleged Russian shelling of Dergachi on March 30, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]