The destruction of Cherkaski Tyshky viewed from the air
Russian forces occupied Cherkaski Tyshky on 24 February 2022, the first day of the invasion, and used it as a base from which to shell Kharkiv.
On 10 May last year Ukraine’s armed forces liberated the village. The invaders withdrew across the river and continued to terrorise the civilian population from there. In early June 2022 the Russians used phosphorus bombs near Cherkaski Tyshky.
Despite the continuing risk of shelling and bombardment work commenced in late June 2022 to restore electricity supplies in the village. According to the Kharkiv Region Energy company, the damage caused by the fighting in Cherkaski Tyshky was one of the most extensive in the entire Region, affecting almost 90% of the electrical supply network. Russian forces had also mined the approaches to electrical supplies in the village.
Information gathered by KHPG observers indicates that about 80 residential buildings were damaged in Cherkaski Tyshky and seven residents, including one child, were killed. These figures are not final.