Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK173

Incident date

May 3, 2022

Location

Динамо, Dynamo Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.021894, 36.239837 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

A civilian died as a result of a factory fire in the same series of shelling attacks allegedly by Russian military personnel that injured a 43 year old woman and 46 year old man in Kharkiv. The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group reported that several buildings had been damaged in the shelling, including part of the Dynamo stadium.

Several images have emerged of the damage caused by the shelling, including burnt park buildings. An image posted on kharkiv1654’s Telegram channel shows what may have been the factory of the single fatality of this attack, detailing a three story building with extensive fire damage to the top two stories and significant structural damage to the building front. No further details are known about the victims of the attack at this time.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR57076.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the area surrounding the Dynamo Stadium (Динамо), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.021894, 36.239837. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the locations further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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

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Media
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  • Factory damaged by alleged Russian shelling in Kharkiv on May 3, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv1654 via Telegram)
  • Factory damaged by alleged Russian shelling in Kharkiv on May 3, 2022. (Image posted by Kharkiv1654 via Telegram)
  • Attractions are on fire. Photo: Serhiy Kozlov/KHARKIV Today
  • Attractions are on fire. Photo: Serhiy Kozlov/KHARKIV Today

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

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