An elderly woman was killed by confirmed Russian airstrikes on the town of Barvinkove in Izium district around 1:15am on April 22, 2022.
The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office posted on Telegram that at around 1:15am, Russian forces fired aviation weapon launchers at the town of Barvinkove in Izium district, destroying more than 10 residential buildings. The mayor of Barvinkove Oleksandr Balo informed Suspilne News that a 60 year old woman was killed during the airstrikes. @livemapua also referred to one death from Russian forces, in additional to damage to several houses.
Russian news source Rusnext reported that according to the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, “a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter, a Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) and an electronic warfare station were destroyed at a field airfield near Barvenkove.” Another Russian source @MagaRu05 referred to three Ukrainian tanks being destroyed in Barvenkove. Neither of the sources referenced casualties.
The incident occured at approximately 1:15 am local time.
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Reports of the incident mention the town of Barvinkove (Барвінкове), for which the generic coordinates are: 48.902874, 37.020906. 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 (22.04.2022)
◽️Вооруженные Russian Federation forces continue a special military operation in Ukraine.
💥 During the day, high-precision airborne missiles of the Russian Air Force hit 13 Ukrainian military facilities. This included two command and control posts, 11 strongholds and staging areas of manpower and Ukrainian military equipment. As a result of the strikes, up to two companies of nationalists, as well as 27 pieces of Ukrainian armoured equipment and vehicles were destroyed. In addition, a warehouse of missiles for Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile systems was destroyed in the village of Chervonne.
💥 The Russian Air Force's tactical and army aviation hit 26 Ukrainian military facilities. Among them: two command posts and 21 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment. Three missile and artillery weapons depots in the areas of Toretskiy, Komar and Bogatyr have been destroyed.
💥 Missile troops during the day hit: a command post, five areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment, as well as an artillery battery. Near the settlement of Barvenkovo, Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter, Buk-M1 surface-to-air missile system, as well as an electronic warfare station were destroyed at a field airfield.
💥Russian air defence forces destroyed three Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of Velykhiye Prokhody, Shurovka, Kharkiv region, and Spartak, Donetsk People's Republic.
📊 A total of 140 aircraft, 107 helicopters, 523 unmanned aerial vehicles, 258 surface-to-air missile systems, 2,458 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 272 multiple rocket launchers, 1,069 field artillery guns and mortars, and 2,305 special military vehicles have been destroyed since the start of the special military operation.
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