Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RUK003

Incident date

February 25, 2022

Location

Харківська Державна Зооветеринарна Академія, Kharkiv State Zoological and Veterinary Academy, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.073266, 36.140072 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On February 25th 2022 one civilian, a child, was reportedly injured as a result of an alleged Russian shell which hit the “Zoovet Academy”, a veterinary academy on Akademichna Street in Mala Danylivka, Kharkiv.

According to Harkiv.noyyny news site, Proliska humanitarian mission recieved a request for the evacuation of the area.

This assessment has reference to ACLED Code: UKR53878.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Kharkiv State Zoological and Veterinary Academy (Харківська Державна Зооветеринарна Академія), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.073316, 36.141668. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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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
    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 (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK005

Incident date

February 25, 2022

Location

Державний біотехнологічний університет, State Biotechnical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.041320, 36.194789 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On February 25th 2022, two civilians were wounded near the State Biotechnical University in Lozovenki when an alleged Russian shell hit a passing car.

According to local sources, all of the students and employees were in a shelter and were not injured.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR53878.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    School
  • 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
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck in the vicinity of the Lozovinka campus of the State Biotechnical University (Державний біотехнологічний університет), for which the generic coordinates are: 50.041320, 36.194789. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    School
  • 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
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK004

Incident date

February 25, 2022

Location

вулиця Клочківська, 366, 366 Klochkivska Street, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

50.050967, 36.187010 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On February 25th 2022, Russian military allegedly exploded single cluster bomb at a children’s hospital and blood donation facility on Klochkovskaya Street in Kharkiv. One man was reportedly killed and two to three people, employees, including two women, were reportedly injured.

The attack was reported to have taken place approximately at 17.00, with the earliest recording from a car dashcam bearing a timestamp of 16:41. Local sources reported that there were seven or eight explosions near the centre. Airwars geolocation teams were able to identify nine explosions in the video and Imogen Piper from the investigations team found 25 craters.

The man who was reported killed, according to SQ “probably came to donate blood, he was standing on the street during the shelling” but he was described in other sources as a “passerby” and Suspilne Kharkiv on Telegram reported that the director of the centre said that there were two injured workers and one dead passerby, not a donor. SQ also identified the three wounded as employees of the center, two women and a man.

Airwars investigations reported that experts had identified that a single cluster bomb, dropped from a sufficiently high altitude could produce the impact sites in this case which spanned 350 metres. Multiple different weapons experts identified the cluster submunitions as Russian makes, either model 9N235 or 9N210, which can be delivered by two Russian rockets 220mm 9M27K Uragan; and the 300mm 9M55K Smerch, which carry 30 and 72 submunitions respectively. Russia has not commented officially on this incident.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR53878 and Attacks on health dataset code 34136.

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Anna Zinchenko Grigorova reported from the blood transfusion centre to Facebook on February 25th 2022 (Image via Facebook)
  • Anna Zinchenko Grigorova reported from the blood transfusion centre to Facebook on February 25th 2022 (Image via Facebook)
  • Anna Zinchenko Grigorova reported from the blood transfusion centre to Facebook on February 25th 2022 (Image via Facebook)
  • Anna Zinchenko Grigorova reported from the blood transfusion centre to Facebook on February 25th 2022 (Image via Facebook)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a strike on a medical facility on Klochkivska street (Клочківська вулиця) in the city of Kharkiv (Харків). The generic coordinates for this facility are: 50.050967, 36.187010. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK001

Incident date

February 24, 2022

Location

Микрорайон Авиатор, будинок №157, Чугуїв, Aviator neighborhood (no. 157), Chuhuiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.851039, 36.659746 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On February 24th 2022, one boy, aged 13, and a man were reportedly killed, and between 12 to 19 civilians were injured, including a woman, as a result of Russian forces firing of “heavy multiple rocket launcher systems” in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv.

Whilst multiple sources reported that a young boy had died, only one reported that “a son wept over the body of his father among the wreckage of a missile strike” indicating that a man was also killed in this attack.

Bellingcat reported in their summary of the incident that the “crater is very large, possibly cruise or ballistic missile as part of an attack on nearby airport.”

Glavcom.ua reported that the fire in the building was first reported at 08.23 and emergency services were called at approximately 09.30. According to the State Service for Emergency Situations, three rescue tankers, an ambulance and a ladder were dispatched to the scene.

Telegram channels publishing pro-Russian content sources disputed this incident, with Russian Spring Z reporting on Telegram that the death of the boy is a “lie”.  Russia Today also reported that the photo of the woman injured as a result of Russian forces action was also fake, and “a few days later, new images emerged: she was posing with a gun.” It also reported on the “unnateral colour of the blood.” War with Fakes also reported the same information. The conflicted military status of the woman does not appear in our Airwars assessment due to the allegations of the material collected as Russian State-affiliated media or pro-Russian channels.

This assessment has reference to ACLED Code: UKR52163 and Bellingcat Code: CIV0001.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–19
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (31) [ collapse]

  • "Russia has invaded Ukraine. They bombed a civilian apartment complex in Chuhuiv, near Kharkiv." (Image via @AlexanderLouri4 / Twitter)
  • "Russia has invaded Ukraine. They bombed a civilian apartment complex in Chuhuiv, near Kharkiv." (Image via @AlexanderLouri4 / Twitter)
  • "Russia has invaded Ukraine. They bombed a civilian apartment complex in Chuhuiv, near Kharkiv." (Image via @AlexanderLouri4 / Twitter)
  • "Russia has invaded Ukraine. They bombed a civilian apartment complex in Chuhuiv, near Kharkiv." (Image via @AlexanderLouri4 / Twitter)
  • AFP reported that "a son wept over the body of his father" after an alleged Russian strike in Chuguiv on February 24th 2022 (Image via AFP)
  • AFP reported that "a son wept over the body of his father" after an alleged Russian strike in Chuguiv on February 24th 2022 (Image via AFP)
  • AFP reported that "a son wept over the body of his father" after an alleged Russian strike in Chuguiv on February 24th 2022 (Image via AFP)
  • "Chuhuiv, 49.8297932275, 36.6819746745" (Image via @Michael1Sheldon / Twitter)
  • "Chuhuiv, 49.8297932275, 36.6819746745" (Image via @Michael1Sheldon / Twitter)
  • 24tv.ua news reported that one boy was killed as a result of a fire caused by a Russian artillery on February 24th 2022 (Image via 24tv.ua)
  • 24tv.ua news reported that one boy was killed as a result of a fire caused by a Russian artillery on February 24th 2022 (Image via 24tv.ua)
  • 24tv.ua news reported that one boy was killed as a result of a fire caused by a Russian artillery on February 24th 2022 (Image via 24tv.ua)
  • 24tv.ua news reported that one boy was killed as a result of a fire caused by a Russian artillery on February 24th 2022 (Image via 24tv.ua)
  • 24tv.ua news reported that one boy was killed as a result of a fire caused by a Russian artillery on February 24th 2022 (Image via 24tv.ua)
  • "A civilian, a 13-year-old boy, Anton Tarasenko, died as a result of shelling by Russian troops. This was reported by his aunt Olena Tarasenko." (Image via Incident.obozrevatel)
  • "A civilian, a 13-year-old boy, Anton Tarasenko, died as a result of shelling by Russian troops. This was reported by his aunt Olena Tarasenko." (Image via Incident.obozrevatel)
  • "A civilian, a 13-year-old boy, Anton Tarasenko, died as a result of shelling by Russian troops. This was reported by his aunt Olena Tarasenko." (Image via Incident.obozrevatel)
  • Destruction after an alleged Russian artillery strike in Kharkiv on February 24th 2022 (Image via Kharkov.comments)
  • Destruction after an alleged Russian artillery strike in Kharkiv on February 24th 2022 (Image via Kharkov.comments)
  • "Chuguev, airfield" (Image via @ 9C04zcHEWoEbAX4 / Twitter)
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    An apartment complex in Is devastated by bombardment, south of Kharkiv. Untold number of casualties.
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    "I'm just lucky that I stayed alive. I'll get up, I'll go, I'll do everything for Ukraine, as much as I can" A resident of Chugueva survived when a projectile hit her apartment building
  • A minor boy who was in the house died as a result of the shelling. A fire broke out in one of the buildings on the area of three floors. Rescuers localized the fire. There are a certain number of injured residents.
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Geolocation notes (3) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a strike on an apartment block in the Aviator neighbourhood (Микрорайон Авиатор) of Chuhuiv (Чугуїв). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed down the location to the following coordinates: 49.851039, 36.659746.

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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
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–19
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RUK002

Incident date

February 24, 2022

Location

Чугуїв, Chugeuv, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Geolocation

49.835487, 36.680831 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On February 24th 2022, one civilian, a municipal worker or employee of Kharkivgaz, was killed, and 23 civilians were reportedly wounded when alleged Russian rocket fire, machine gun fire, and grenade launchers hit the city of Chugeuv. Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group reported that three employees of Kharkivgaz were injured.

Various sources reported that a large fuel depot caught fire and Segodnya news reported that “a high pressure gas pipeline in the Izyum region was damaged.” As a result, more than 500 families in the village of Oskol and a school were temporarily without gas supply.

This assessment has reference to ACLED code UKR52166.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    23
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Unfortunately, one employee of JSC "Kharkivgaz" was killed while performing her duties this morning, and three others were injured during shelling by the Russian invading forces. We express our condolences to the family of the deceased and wish the injured a speedy recovery!" A Facebook post stated from Kharkivmiskgaz

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a fuel depot in the city of Chugeuv (Чугуїв). The generic coordinates for Chugeuv are: 49.835487, 36.680831. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Gas facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    23
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]