Kharkiv government building airstrike

50°00′15″N 36°14′11″E / 50.00421°N 36.23631°E / 50.00421; 36.23631Coordinates: 50°00′15″N 36°14′11″E / 50.00421°N 36.23631°E / 50.00421; 36.23631DateMarch 1, 2022
~8:01 and ~8:13 (UTC+3)[1][2]TargetTerrorist act
Attack type
Airstrike[3]Weaponstwo cruise missiles "Caliber"[4][5][6]Deaths29[7][8]Injured35+[4]PerpetratorsArmed Forces of the Russian Federation
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The Kharkiv government building airstrike occurred on March 1, 2022, when Russian forces attacked the government administrative building of the Kharkiv oblast in the Kharkiv.[9][4]

Air attack

The attack on the Kharkiv government building took place in the context of the battle of Kharkiv against Russian hosts coming from the northwest.[10][11]

Russian troops launched two rockets against the administration building, resulting in the death of 29 people, the destruction of the building itself and serious damage to other structures in the Freedom Square area.[8] In June of 2022, the government building was recognized as not subject to restoration.[12]


It was recorded that the attack weapon were two missiles of kalibr,[4][5][6] the attack left an estimated 35 wounded and 29 dead.[13][8] The Ukrainian government expressed that the attack developed at 8:00 am. of the morning on the Eastern European daylight saving time.[14][15]

See also


  1. ^ Федоркова, Тетяна (2022-03-01). "Russia attacks Kharkiv: a shell fell on Svobodi Maidan - video". Суспільне | Новини (in Ukrainian). Social News. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  2. ^ "Rocket attack on the center of Kharkiv. How many people died and what destruction" (in Ukrainian). BBC News | Ukraine. 2022-03-01. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  3. ^ "The Russians launched an airstrike on Freedom Square in Kharkiv" (in Ukrainian). Zaxid .net. 2022-03-01. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d "Унаслідок обстрілу Харкова загинули щонайменше 10 людей, третина будівлі ОДА обвалилася" (in Ukrainian). Лівий берег. 2022-03-01. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b "По площі Свободи в Харкові вдарили російським Калібром — Христо Грозєв" (in Ukrainian). НВ. 2022-03-02. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Таких ракет в Україні немає: видання Bellingcat про обстріл Майдану Свободи у Харкові" (in Ukrainian). Факти (ICTV). 2022-03-02. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Rocket attack on the Kharkiv Regional State Administration: the number of dead became known" (in Ukrainian). Slovo i Dilo. 2022-04-01. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  8. ^ a b c "Кількість загиблих від удару по Харківській обладміністрації збільшилась до 29" [The death toll from the attack on the Kharkiv regional administration increased to 29] (in Ukrainian). НВ. 2022-04-02. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  9. ^ "Росіяни завдали авіаудар по майдану Свободи у Харкові" (in Ukrainian). 2022-03-01. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Окупанти бомбили площу Свободи і центр Харкова, влучили в ОДА" (in Ukrainian). Українська правда. 2022-03-01. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Божевільний Путін завдав ракетного удару по площі Свободи в Харкові. Відео" (in Ukrainian). Новинарня. 2022-03-01. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  12. ^ Вікторія Гірко (2022-06-04). "Висновок експертів: будівлю Харківської ОДА після обстрілів відновити неможливо" (in Ukrainian). Факти (ICTV). Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  13. ^ "Ракетний удар по Харківській ОДА: стала відома кількість загиблих" (in Ukrainian). Слово і Діло. 2022-04-01. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  14. ^ Федоркова, Тетяна (2022-03-01). "Росія атакує Харків: на майдан Свободи впав снаряд — відео". Суспільне | Новини (in Ukrainian). Суспільне Новини. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  15. ^ "Ракетний обстріл центру Харкова. Скільки загиблих і які руйнування" (in Ukrainian). BBC News | Україна. 2022-03-01. Retrieved 1 March 2022.

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