On April 10th, two civilians, a man and a woman were reported killed following alleged Russian forces shelling the village of Slatyne, Dergachev district, in Kharkiv oblast, according to numerous reports.
According to Suspilne News, Russian troops repeatedly shelled Slatyne in Kharkiv. Civilian infrastructure, particularly homes, was destroyed and two civilians were killed. Additional reports from Suspilne quoted local authorities as detailing the event, noting that 500 homes had been ruined or destroyed with citizens left to eat their own cattle or even dogs. The number of wounded could not be provided. An official statement by the mayor noted that humanitarian aid was being provided, along with efforts to restore gas and energy to the area.
The Helsinki Report released specific information about the two killed civilians, reporting that one was a young woman under 30 and the other was a man in his 60s. Telegram user Suspilne Kharkiv reported that the death toll in the area over two days was five, with three civilians killed on April 9th and two more killed on the 10th. Local officials stated that civilians did not have the time to retreat to the safety of their basements before shells struck their homes.
All sources attributed the shelling to Russian forces. 2day.kh added that [Russian forces] continued to bombard the Dergachev district with Grads, mines, high-explosive and cruise missiles.
This incident has reference to ACLED’s code UKR55563.
The incident occured in the morning.
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Slatyne village (село 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.