A civilian woman was killed and at least two other civilians were injured by Russian shelling in the city of Zolochiv on April 25, 2022. The woman, born in 1949, was widely reported to have been killed in the middle of a local street by a blast. Local leader, Viktor Kovalenko confirmed that another woman born in 1960 suffered injuries to a leg and her chest while a man born in 1950 was reported to have been injured by a fragment hit to the stomach.
Suspline media updated this assessment at 10:22pm due a statement by the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleg Synigubov, who stated that four in total had been wounded in the village as a result of the shelling. However, no details have been shared of the further two civilians wounded by the attack.
While early reports by Helsinki.org.ua claimed four private homes had been damaged by the shelling, this was updated by the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office Facebook page to eight “residential buildings”. A pre-trial investigation into the violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) by the SBU management in Kharkiv region found Russian servicemen to have carried out the shelling of the village.
This shelling was part of a wider attack which affected the neighbouring villages of Slatyne and Bezruky after their liberation by Ukrainian forces.
This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR56546.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the city of Zolochiv (Золочів), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.274619589848456, 35.97481440340894. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.