On April 15th, 2022 at least one civilian was reported killed and at least two were reported injured after a confirmed Russian shelling of the Dergachi district in Kharkiv.
24 Channel was the only source to report the death of one civilian and injury of two civilians due to the strike. However, Hromadske also reported that casualties emanated from the shelling of both Dergachi and Zolochev in Kharkiv on April 15th.
According to Ukrainska Pravda, residential areas of Dergachi were shelled causing “several fires during the night.”
Russian source Novosti Volgograda reported that “high-precision air-launched missiles” were launched during the night of the 15th.
All sources alleged Russian responsibility for the strike. Russian language sources corroborated the shelling, as Krasnaya Vesna cited Russian officer Konashenkov in reporting the destruction of “large accumulations of Ukrainian forces’ equipment and weapons” in the vicinity of Dergachi. The Russian MOD released a statement confirming this information.
This incident occurred at night.
This incident has reference to ACLED code UKR55811.
The incident occured during the night.
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the city of Derhachi (Дергачі), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.109589, 36.114197. 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 by the Russian Ministry of Defence (15.04.2022)
◽️ The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine.
◽️ In the city of Mariupol, a group of Russian troops and units of the People's Militia of the Donetsk Republic have completely liberated the Illich Iron and Steel Works from Ukrainian nationalists as a result of the offensive.
💥 Tonight, high-precision long-range sea-based Kalibr missiles struck a military facility on the outskirts of Kiev. The strike at the Zhulyansk Machine Building Plant Vizar destroyed the production and repair workshops of long- and medium-range anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as anti-ship missiles.
❗ The number and scale of missile strikes against Kiev facilities will increase in response to any terrorist attacks or sabotage on Russian territory by the Kiev nationalist regime.
💥 Russian air defence forces near the village of Gorodnya, Chernihiv region, while returning to the airbase with an S-400 surface-to-air missile system, shot down a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter that attacked civilians in the village of Klimovo in Bryansk region on 14 April. An Su-27 fighter jet of the Ukrainian air force was shot down in the vicinity of the village of Lozovaya in Kharkiv Region.
💥 Also, eight Ukrainian drones were shot down near the settlements of Izyum, Levkovka, Novaya Astrakhan, Novaya Kuban, Shchastlivoye, Chernobaevka, and Chernovy Sokol.
💥 Seven enemy targets were hit by high-precision airborne missiles during the night. Among them:
◽️ a Tochka-U tactical missile launcher and a temporary deployment point of a Ukrainian nationalist formation, including up to 20 armoured vehicles and up to 50 nationalists, were destroyed near Yasenovoye;
◽️ in the areas of Dergachi, NovoyeLizavetivka, and Povstantske, accumulations of Ukrainian military equipment and weapons were destroyed;
◽️ in Mykolaiv and Parutino settlements, warehouses of rocket and artillery weapons and fuel were destroyed.
💥 Rocket Troops in Izyumskoye, Kharkiv region, liquidated a mercenary unit of a Polish private military campaign as a result of a strike. Up to 30 Polish mercenaries were killed.
💥 221 Ukrainian military facilities were also hit, including: 12 command posts, 176 strongholds and areas of concentration of the enemy's manpower; 12 artillery firing positions were suppressed.
💥 Operational and tactical aviation destroyed 13 Ukrainian military facilities overnight. Among them: two rocket and artillery weapons depots and 10 areas of concentration of personnel and Ukrainian military equipment.
💥 Army aviation in the Gusarovka and Volobuyevka areas destroyed accumulations of manpower and Ukrainian military equipment, including: three strongholds, 9 armoured vehicles and vehicles of various purposes.