Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK130

Incident date

April 18, 2022

Location

Немишлянський район, Nemyshlyanskyi district, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.961413, 36.306148 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On April 18th 2022, alleged Russian forces shelled a residential area of Nemyshlyanskyi district in Kharkiv. Local reports listed three civilian fatalities, including an elderly woman, and four civilians were wounded, including a 17 year old.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, through Channel 24, reported that Russian forces struck several residential buildings, resulting in the death of three civilians. The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office posted on Telegram that between 10:30 and 10:45am, Russian forces struck residential areas and the attack killed three people and damaged a home and a car.

This report was also issued by Suspilne News, which also included a statement from the Spokesman for the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office.  Dmytro Chubenko said Russia committed a “violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional murder”. He went on to state that a 65 year old woman was killed, along with two men aged 20 and 30 respectively.  The report included new information, confirming that four people were wounded, with the youngest victim reportedly 17 years old, and the oldest listed as 75.

Glavcom.ua reported that a residential building, similar to a dormitory with a grocery store on the first floor, suffered the greatest destruction and that one of the civilians killed received a shrapnel injury near a food stand.

Censor News, Interfax News, Radiosvoboda, and Obozrevatel News corroborated this information as well.

This incident has reference to ACLED code UKR56037.

The incident occured between 10:30 am and 10:45 am local time.

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a residential area being struck in the district of Nemyshlyanskyi (Немишлянський). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 49.961413, 36.306148.

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  • Imagery:
    Suspilne News

  • Imagery:
    Suspilne News

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • One of the civilians killed by alleged Russian shelling of the Nemyshlyanskyi district of Kharkiv on April 18, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of the Nemyshlyanskyi district of Kharkiv on April 18, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office)
  • Shelling of residential areas of Kharkiv on April 18: five people were killed In Kharkiv, three civilians were killed as a result of shelling by Russian troops of residential areas near the Palace of Sports. Two more people died from projectile fragments that fell on the playground on Gagarin Avenue.

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
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]