Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK200

Incident date

May 13, 2022

Location

Леб’яже, Lebyazhe, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.802959, 36.906444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On 13 May 2022, 4 civilians were reportedly wounded, including which a 15 year-old boy, by Russian shelling in Lebyazhe village, Kharkiv.

Sources, quoting the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office, reported that Russian forces shelled twice the area. The first attack was conducted in the morning at around 11 am, and “as a result of the shelling, a fire broke out in the garage.” A second shelling followed, according to most sources, at around 5 p.m., and led to 4 civilians harmed, among which a child. Prokuratura_kharkiv added on Telegram that “Under the procedural leadership of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office, a pre-trial investigation has been launched into the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).”

This incident has ACLED’s reference code: UKR78910

The incident occured at approximately 5:00 pm local time.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Lebyazhe (Леб’яже), for which the generic coordinates are: 49.802959, 36.906444. 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
    4
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

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
    4
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]