At approximately 4:00pm on April 12 2022, in Baryinkove, Izyum district, confirmed shelling by Russian Federation armed forces reportedly killed 3 civilians including a 16-year-old girl and injured a 20-year-old man. Residential buildings were also reportedly damaged and destroyed.
A statement from the press service of the Kharkiv Prosecutor’s Office established these details which were widely reported by local news sources and human rights groups. The Prosecutor’s Office alongside the SBU Directorate in Kharkiv are conducting a pre-trial investigation “into the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional murder.”
A statement on the day of the shelling by the Mayor of Baryinkove, Oleksandr Balo, which was reported in Suspilne Media News, indicated that the 16-year-old girl had “received severe chest injuries and that first aid had been provided on the scene before she was transported.” Izvestia Kharkov News added that her injuries were caused by shrapnel but also reported that the girl had later died.
Kharkiv Today contextualised their reporting on this strike, stating that Russian forces were “trying to advance from Izyum to Barvenkove, in order to further break through the grouping of the Joint Forces Operation zone.
The Ministry of Defense of Russia posted on Facebook that on April 12th, 36 enemy objects were destroyed by high-precision weapons, including five strongholds of units of the 24th separate mechanized brigade in the areas of Popasnaya and Baryinkove.
This incident has reference to ACLED code UKR55638.
The incident occured at approximately 4:00 pm local time.
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Barvinkove (Барвінкове), for which the generic coordinates are: 48.90687488786866, 37.01769890447259. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.
Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Briefing of the Russian Ministry of Defense (13.04.2022) ▫️ The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine. ▫️ In the city of Mariupol, the commercial seaport was completely liberated from the militants of the Nazi formation "Azov". All hostages held by the Nazis on ships in the port, including foreign ones, have been released. The remnants of the units of the Ukrainian troops and the Nazis "Azov" located in the city are blocked and deprived of the opportunity to escape from the encirclement. 💥 During the day, 36 enemy objects were destroyed by high-precision weapons. Among them: in the settlements of Vrubovka and Berestovoe, two repair bases and two depots of rocket and artillery weapons of the 57th and 24th mechanized brigades of the Ukrainian troops; in the areas of Popasnaya and Barvenkovo, five strongholds of units of the 24th separate mechanized brigade; in the village of Cherkasy, the command post of the 15th separate regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine. 💥 The headquarters and fuel depot of the 128th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade in the Gulyai-Pole area were also destroyed. 💥 Operational-tactical aviation hit 10 military facilities of Ukraine. Among them: a command post, three depots of rocket and artillery weapons, as well as 6 areas of concentration of Ukrainian military equipment. 📊 In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 130 aircraft, 103 helicopters, 244 anti-aircraft missile systems, 447 unmanned aerial vehicles, 2173 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 243 installations of multiple launch rocket systems, 937 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 2082 units of special military vehicles. ▫️ We see attempts of sabotage and strikes by Ukrainian troops on objects on the territory of the Russian Federation. ❗️ If such cases continue, then the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will strike at decision-making centers, including in Kyiv, from which the Russian army has so far refrained.