On Saturday morning, April 2nd 2022, one civilian was injured by alleged Russian missile strikes hitting M. Gorky Park in the residential district of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.
Sources almost unanimously account that one civilian was injured, with Huyovy_kharkiv telegram channel and Hromadske specifying that the man was a 57-year-old landscaper that was working in the park during the attack. The man was reportedly hospitalized as reported by Kharkiv Times quoting the head of Kharkiv OVA, Oleg Sinegubov. The only sources mentioning casualties are Truexanewsua, generally reporting that “there are dead” as a result of the shelling on Saltovka and Kharkiv, without specifying where the deaths occurred.
Videos from surveillance cameras published on April 14th and reported on by Glavcom.ua and Ungvar.in.ua, show several rockets fired on the territory of the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Recreation in Kharkiv from Grady (“Hradiv”), resulting in several attractions being destroyed and a fire erupting, which was extinguished by the fire fighters of the State Emergency Service.
The suspected attacker is alleged to be Russia, as reported by most of the sources including Kharkiv Times, Ukrinform, and Suspilne.media.
This incident has ACLED’s reference code UKR54972.
The incident occured in the morning.
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Reports of the incident mention strikes on Maxim Gorky Central Park for Culture and Recreation (Парк культури і відпочинку «Максим Горький») in the city of Kharkiv (Харків), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.019614, 36.245152. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.