Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK112

Incident date

April 11, 2022

Location

Лисої гори, Lysa Hora, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.032652, 36.348054 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between one and four civilians, including a child, a woman, and two men, were killed and at least two others, including a woman and up to two children, were injured by alleged Russian shelling of Lysa Hora in Kholodnogirskyi district on April 11st, 2022.

Huyovy_kharkiv Telegram reported one civilian death and two injured while Kharkiv Life channel specified that two civilians were killed, a teenager and a mother of two, and among the wounded is another woman and children who were playing in the yard, with toys still lying near the site of the explosion.

Suspilne News provided additional details on the civilians affected, including a 12 year old boy and 35 year old woman who were killed and a four year old who sustained shrapnel wounds. The 12 year old boy’s grandmother was injured as well, but the source does not specify if the grandmother was injured in this attack or another attack. A neighbour told Suspilne that “When I ran, he (12 year old) was lying there. There were no chances. His whole head was cut there.” The same neighbor’s daughter and nine year old grandson were injured in the same attack, and the neighbor told Suspilne that his grandson “is not stable, but he will live.”

A local resident told Suspilne News that when the 35 year old died, her two daughters were in the house: “They came from the store, I went into the house, and she was talking on the phone, I didn’t have time to go into the house. If, perhaps, she had come a minute earlier, she would have had time… Two children were left without their mother.”

Tipichnoe_xtz telegram channel reported that in addition to the 13 year old who was killed, two of the victims were men killed by shrapnel.

The attack occurred in a private area of Kharkiv, Kholodnaya Gora, hitting a 16th story building and the children playing in the streets. Suspilne News also identified battered and burned cars as well as gutted houses as resulting from the shelling.

The suspected attacker is alleged to be Russia, as reported by most of the sources including Suspilne News and Kharkiv Life although responsibility has not been accepted explicitly.

This incident has reference to ACLED code UKR55595.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a residential building  in the area of Lysa Hora (Лисої гори). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed down the exact location of the strike to these coordinates:  50.032652, 36.348054.

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  • Imagery:
    Suspline Kharkiv

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of Lysa Gore on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of Lysa Gore on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • One of the victims of alleged Russian shelling of Lysa Gore on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of Lysa Gore on April 11, 2022. (Image posted by H_saltovka via Telegram)

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
    1 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]