Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK153

Incident date

April 27, 2022

Location

Чугуїв, Chuhuiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.834962, 36.679772 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two adult civilians were injured by alleged Russian shelling of the territory of Chuhuiv around noon on April 27, 2022.

Chuhuiv City Mayor Halyna Minayeva told Suspilne News that Russian forces shelling the territory of Chuhuiv injuring two civilians, and that no children were among the injured. Kharkiv Today also quoted the mayor who added that both of the injured were taken to the hospital. In addition, the city’s infrastructure and residential buildings were also damaged by the shelling.

Mayor Minayeva was the only source for the casualty information, with all other local sources quoting their information.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR56605.

The incident occured around midday.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Chuhuiv (Чугуїв), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.834962, 36.679772. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Shell which struck Chuhuiv city on April 27, 2022. (Image posted by ХС_Kharkiv via Telegram)
  • Shell which struck Chuhuiv city on April 27, 2022. (Image posted by ХС_Kharkiv via Telegram)
  • Remnants of a shell which struck Chuhuiv city on April 27, 2022. (Image posted by ХС_Kharkiv via Telegram)
  • two people were injured. Infrastructure and residential buildings were also damaged as a result of the shelling, city officials said.
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by MEDIYNYY ZMIYIV

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
    2
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]