Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK104

Incident date

April 9, 2022

Location

Слатине, Slatyne, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.211056, 36.155002 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between two and three people were killed and up to two others were wounded by alleged Russian shelling of the village of Slatyne in Dergachi on April 9, 2022.

Vyacheslav Zadorenko, head of the community, posted on Facebook that “during the day, enemy artillery periodically shelled the settlements of Dergachiv community. At least two people were killed in the village of Slatyne as a result of the bombardment, and another person was taken to a hospital in Kharkiv by an ambulance with injuries. Several private houses were destroyed in Dergachi.”

A source in the Dergachi City Council told Suspilne News that on April 9th there were three dead and two wounded in Slatyne from Russian shelling.

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the shelling to Russian forces. 2day.kh identified “Grads”, mines, high-explosive and cruise missiles as being fired at the Dergachiv community.

This incident has reference to ACLED’s codes UKR55449 and UKR55493.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Slatyne (Слатине), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.211056, 36.155002. 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
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Zadorenko
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of Slatyno on April 9, 2022. (Image posted by Zadorenko via Facebook)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]