Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK106

Incident date

April 10, 2022

Location

Золочів, Zolochiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.273048, 35.977971 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Four civilians, all middle-aged men, were reported injured after an alleged Russian shelling of Zolochiv, Bohodukhiv district on April 10th, 2022.

According to the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s office, around 13:00 Zolochiv was shelled with artillery by Russian troops. Viktor Kovalenko, head of the community, told Suspilne TV that “since the morning, Zolochiv has been under fire almost all day, and for the last two and a half hours it has been non-stop.” He recounted that four people sustained shrapnel wounds as a result of the alleged shelling.

According to Kovalenko, all four wounded were middle-aged men, two of whom were “hospitalized in Bogoduckhov; one- wounded in the back, the other- in the abdomen and thigh. Another two had minor wounds to the arms and shoulders.” During the evacuation of the wounded, the hospital was also reportedly shelled.

The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that “a number of buildings, houses and cars were damaged.” In addition, the territory of an enterprise and farm were destroyed, and a gas station was “completely destroyed.”

According to Kovalenko, the explosions were “very powerful” and there were also “cluster attacks,” leading to fires in the industrial zone. He stated that the shelling was the strongest it had been since the beginning of the war.

The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office reported that the Security Service of Ukraine and the Prosecutor’s Office have launched an ongoing pre-trial investigation into the violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) over the shelling of Zolochiv.

All sources alleged Russian responsibility for the strike. This incident occurred during the day.

This incident has reference to ACLED’s code UKR55571.

The incident occured at approximately 1:00 pm local time.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Zolochiv (Золочів), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.273048, 35.977971. 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 infrastructure
    Agriculture, Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of Zolochiv on April 10, 2022, (Image posted by Kharkiv Times)
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    One of the victims of alleged Russian shelling of Zolochiv on April 10, 2022, (Image posted by Kharkiv Times)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of Zolochiv on April 10, 2022, (Image posted by Kharkiv Times)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of Zolochiv on April 10, 2022, (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of Zolochiv on April 10, 2022, (Image posted by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office via Facebook)
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Larysa Bodareva in Mediyniy Zmiiv

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Agriculture, Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]