Chasiv Yar missile strike

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Chasiv Yar missile strike
Part of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Chasiv Yar after rocket strike on 9 July 2022 (01).jpg
One of the two partially destroyed buildings that suffered the most damage
LocationChasiv Yar, Bakhmut Raion, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
Coordinates48°33′24″N 37°49′24″E / 48.55665°N 37.82323°E / 48.55665; 37.82323Coordinates: 48°33′24″N 37°49′24″E / 48.55665°N 37.82323°E / 48.55665; 37.82323
Date9 July 2022[1]
~21:17 (UTC+3)
TargetApartment buildings
Attack type
Missile strike
WeaponsBM-27 Uragan
InjuredUnknown (9 people were pulled out from under the rubble)[5]
Perpetrators Russian Armed Forces
Railway station in Chasiv Yar shelled earlier the same day

A missile strike on two residential buildings in Chasiv Yar was carried out by the Russian army[6][1] at 21:17 local time on 9 July 2022, during the war between Russia and Ukraine. At least 48[7] people were killed.[2][4] Due to the impact, a five-story residential building partially collapsed. Two entrances were completely destroyed.

Course of events[edit]

Chasiv Yar has a population of about 12,000 people[8] and is located about 20 km (12 mi) southeast of Kramatorsk[9] on the western side of the city of Bakhmut.[5]

The strike was alleged, including by Donetsk Oblast governor Pavlo Kyrylenko,[10] to have been performed with "Uragan", a self-propelled 220 mm multiple rocket launcher designed in the Soviet Union.[5] The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that they destroyed a "temporary deployment point” of a Ukrainian territorial defence unit.[11]

As of 10 July, 67 rescue workers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine were trying to help the victims[12] and more than 20 people were still feared to be trapped under the rubble.[6]

Rescue and search operations continued until the morning of July 14, 2022. Rescuers dismantled about 525 tons of destroyed elements of the building. 323 employees of the State Emergency Service and 9 units of equipment were involved.[13]


As of 13 July, 48 dead were found under the rubble of the building,[4] and nine wounded were rescued as of 12 July.[5] A local resident told the New York Times that there were 10 elderly civilians in the buildings, but that members of the military had come to lodge there two days earlier. He had tried to persuade his grandmother to move to a safe place, but she had refused. Two soldiers who probably took turns sleeping in the building after being on duty were among the dead.[14]

At least eleven of the victims were soldiers originally from Ternopil Oblast.[15]


Andriy Yermak, the chief of staff to Ukraine's president, said that the strike was "another terrorist attack" and that Russia should be designated a "state sponsor of terrorism" as a result.[16] Russian military spokesman Igor Konashenkov stated that Russia had killed "over 300 nationalists" in an attack on Chasiv Yar, but did not specify whether or not they were referring to the July airstrike or an earlier attack.[17][18]


  1. ^ a b "At least 15 Ukrainians killed in Russian rocket attack on apartment building". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 10 July 2022. Archived from the original on 10 July 2022. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b "48 человек, в том числе ребенок, погибли при обрушении пятиэтажки после ракетного обстрела в городе Часов Яр" [48 people, including a child, died when a five-storey building collapsed after a rocket attack in the town of Chasov Yar.]. (in Russian). BBC News | Russian Service. 13 July 2022. Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Chasiv Yar: the bodies of 45 victims have been removed from under the rubble". Ukrainska Pravda. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b c Hunder, Max (12 July 2022). "Emergency services: Death toll from collapsed Donbas apartment block rises to 43". Reuters. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d "Число жертв удара по городу Часов Яр достигло 15". Радио Свобода. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 10 July 2022. Archived from the original on 10 July 2022. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  6. ^ a b Voitenko, Anna (10 July 2022). "Russian rockets hit apartment block, killing at least 15". Reuters. Archived from the original on 10 July 2022. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Під завалами в Часовому Яру знайшли ще одну людину: загиблих уже 48". РБК-Украина (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  8. ^ "At least 15 were killed and others are trapped after a Russian strike in Ukraine". NPR. 10 July 2022. Archived from the original on 10 July 2022. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  9. ^ Ebel, Francesca (10 July 2022). "Ukraine: 15 dead in rocket attack on apartment building". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 10 July 2022. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Russian rockets kill 15 in Chasiv Yar housing block, Ukraine says". BBC News. 10 July 2022. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Ukraine latest updates: Kyiv slams Russian citizenship decree". Al Jazeera. 11 July 2022. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  12. ^ Romanenko, Valentyna; Tyshchenko, Kateryna (10 July 2022). "Russian attack on apartment building in Donetsk Oblast: death toll rises to 15, up to 24 trapped under rubble". Yahoo News. Archived from the original on 10 July 2022. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  13. ^ "У Часовому Яру завершили рятувально-пошукові роботи". (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  14. ^ "In Eastern Ukraine, Attacks Intensify as Russia Readies New Offensive". The New York Times. 10 July 2022. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  15. ^ "Стало відомо про загибель ще чотирьох мешканців Тернопільщини у Часовому Яру" (in Ukrainian). За Збручем. 13 July 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022. Ми вже повідомляли, що внаслідок ракетного удару, завданого окупантами 9 липня по містечку Часів Яр на Донеччині, загинули бійці з нашого краю. Зокрема, шестеро тернополян та троє мешканців Бережанської громади... Як повідомили у Чортківській міській раді, на Донеччині загинули стрільці-санітари стрілецького батальйону Сергій Михайлович Миськів (1969 р.н.) і Сергій Іванович Басістий (1975 р.н.).
  16. ^ Tondo, Lorenzo (10 July 2022). "At least 15 killed in rocket strike on apartment building in eastern Ukraine". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 10 July 2022. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  17. ^ "34 killed in Ukraine's Chasiv Yar in Russian strike". 12 July 2022. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  18. ^ AFP, Nicolas Garcia for (11 July 2022). "Kyiv Warns Russia To Intensify Donbas Fight, 6 Killed in Kharkiv". Retrieved 12 July 2022.

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