Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK166

Incident date

May 1, 2022

Location

Одноробівка, Odnorobivka, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.416123, 35.859712 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the morning of 1 May 2022, at approximately 11am, alleged Russian artillery fire hit the village of Odnorobivka in the Bohodukhiv region of Kharkiv, injuring one man. The incident was reported widely across Ukrainian news outlets, with the information coming from the prosecutor’s office suggesting that the injured man was 27 years old and the shelling had damaged a residential house and some property on farmland.

Suspilne News reported that it was specifically the petrol station on an agricultural enterprise which was hit and caught fire as a result of shelling. Photos showed a plume of dark black smoke characteristic of petrol fires. Suspilne News and some other outlets reported that the injured man sustained shrapnel wounds and was 30 years old, but the majority of sources stated 27.

As of 2 May 2022, the Head of the Zolochiv community told Suspilne News that the petrol station continued to burn. The Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that a pre-trial investigation has been opened into the incident.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR56957.

The incident occured at approximately 11:00 am local time.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Odnorobivka (Одноробівка), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.416123, 35.859712. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Agriculture
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Damage caused by alleged Russian shelling of Odnorobivka on may 1, 2022. (Image posted by the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office)
  • Smoke and fire from petrol station in the village of Odnorobivka, which was hit by a shell on 1 May. (Image posted by Suspilne News)
  • Screenshot of Facebook post by Liudmila Denisova

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
    Agriculture
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]