Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK134

Incident date

April 20, 2022

Location

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.993500, 36.230383 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Additional Geolocations

49.981915, 36.180724 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three civilians, including a woman, were injured in alleged Russian shellings of the city of Kharkiv on April 20, 2022.

Oleg Sinegubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, posted on Telegram that a total of five civilians were injured throughout the day of April 20th – three were injured in the city of Kharkiv and two were injured in Chuguyiv district. Oleg added that there was a total of 15 shelling in Kharkiv using rocket salvo system.

Telegram user “Natalia Popova, volunteer” reported that one woman received a shrapnel wound in Kholodnaya Gora and was taken to the hospital by eyewitnesses. Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group also mentioned a woman injured by shelling in Kholodnaya Gora, specifying that she was injured around noon.

Oleg Sinegubo was the only source that attributed the shelling to Russian forces.

The incident occured at approximately 12:00 pm local time.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Kharkiv (Харків), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.993500, 36.230383. Reports also mention the neighbourhood of Kholodnaya Gora (Холодна гора), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.981915, 36.180724. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]