Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK164

Incident date

April 30, 2022

Location

Немишлянський район, Nemyshlyansky district, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.96892, 36.3506 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At approximately 3am on April 30, 2022, Russian troops allegedly shelled residential areas, industrial zone, and hospitals in the Nemishlyanksy district of Kharkiv. As a result, a man was injured in an apartment block in the district.

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine posted on Telegram that as a result of the shelling, apartments in two nine-story residential buildings caught fire, injuring the owner of one of the apartments, and that the man was taken to the city hospital by a medical team. The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office opened a pre-trial investigation into the injury of the man, who was 61 years old at the time of the shelling.

The State Emergency Service added that the City Perinatal Center hospital of Kharkiv was damaged as a result of this shelling, which destroyed concrete structures and window frames, as well as a fire on the 5th floor.

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine also identified a large-scale fire in a warehouse as breaking out from shelling in the Nemishlyanksy district, which according to preliminary data did not result in any deaths or injuries.

This assessment has reference to Attacks on health dataset code 32256.

The incident occured at approximately 3:00 am local time.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Nemyshlyansky district (Немишлянський район) of the city of Kharkiv (Харків), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.96892, 36.3506. 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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of a hospital and residential area in Nemyshlyansky district on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of a hospital and residential area in Nemyshlyansky district on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of a hospital and residential area in Nemyshlyansky district on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of a hospital and residential area in Nemyshlyansky district on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of a hospital and residential area in Nemyshlyansky district on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS)
  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of a hospital and residential area in Nemyshlyansky district on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS)
  • Damage to industrial facilities caused by alleged Russian shelling on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS)
  • Damage to industrial facilities caused by alleged Russian shelling on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS)
  • Damage to industrial facilities caused by alleged Russian shelling on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS)
  • Damage to industrial facilities caused by alleged Russian shelling on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by DSNS)
  • War crimes prosecutor inspects site of alleged Russian shelling in Nemyshlyansky district on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office)
  • War crimes prosecutor inspects site of alleged Russian shelling in Nemyshlyansky district on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office)
  • War crimes prosecutor inspects site of alleged Russian shelling in Nemyshlyansky district on April 30, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office)

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]