Between four and five civilians were injured by confirmed Russian shelling of the city of Lozova on April 2, 2022.
On April 2nd, numerous reports described that alleged Russian shelling damaged numerous homes and left four individuals “moderately wounded” in the Lozova section of Kharkiv. This was initially reported by Kharkiv human rights group. Novynarnia news reported that Russian forces shelled private residential buildings, a transformer substation and a warehouse building, resulting in at least 5 people receiving shrapnel wounds. The injured civilians were hospitalized in the district hospital.
Suspiline Media quoted Lozova mayor Serhiy Zelensky as saying that while no children were injured in the attack, there were “damaged houses” and his team “[was] calculating the consequences”.
Ukrinform News reported that damage will require “three days” according to Zelensky (also listed as the head of Lozova Territorial Community), and the city was left without electricity and water. This description was posted by Zelensky on Facebook and later used in reports by Nv.ua and Interfax News. Hromadske News offered more details by stating that “at least five people received shrapnel wounds and were hospitalized”.
All of the local sources that reported on the incident attributed the incident to Russian forces. The Russian state-run media RT quoted a Russian government official who admitted to carrying out airstrikes in Lozova. Major General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry, noted that “On the afternoon of April 2, high-precision air-launched missiles in the areas of the Lozovaya and Pavlograd railway stations destroyed armored vehicles, ammunition and fuel tanks sent to reinforce the grouping of Ukrainian troops in Donbas.”
This incident has ACLED’s reference code UKR68085.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the city of Lozova (Лозова), for which the generic coordinates are: 48.888770, 36.309767. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.
Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Briefing by the Russian Ministry of Defence (02.04.2022)
▫️Подразделения of the Luhansk People's Republic developing an offensive against the positions of the Ukrainian 57th Motorized Infantry Brigade, blockading the settlement of Borovskoye from the east and south. Up to 30 Ukrainian nationalists and five armoured vehicles have been destroyed.
💥 On 2 April, high-precision airborne missiles near the Lozova and Pavlograd railway stations destroyed: armoured vehicles, ammunition and fuel tanks sent to reinforce a group of Ukrainian troops in Donbas.
💥 Mirgorod military airfield in Poltava region has also been disabled and several Ukrainian attack helicopters and aircraft found in its camouflaged car parks, as well as storages with fuel and air defence equipment have been destroyed.
💥 A high-precision strike by the Iskander operational-tactical complex against the defence headquarters in the city of Kharkiv on Thursday, 31 March, confirmed the destruction of more than 100 nationalists and mercenaries from Western countries.
💥 During the day, the Russian Air Force's operational-tactical aircraft hit 28 Ukrainian military facilities. Among them: two missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depots, as well as 23 areas where AFU military equipment is concentrated.
📊 A total of 125 aircraft and 88 helicopters, 381 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,888 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 205 multiple rocket launchers, 793 field artillery and mortar guns, as well as 1,771 pieces of special military vehicles have been destroyed since the start of the special military operation.
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