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Russian invaders used aircraft to bomb Malyn in the Zhytomyr region, killing five civilians, including two one-year-old children.


Ukrainian sambo champion, Artem Priymenko,(born in 2006) and his entire family were killed in airstrikes in Sumy.
Source: Yevhen Leonenko, the coach from Sumy on Facebook.


Since the onset of war, civilian casualties amongst Ukrainians as of 00:00 March 7th consist of 1335 people, amongst which 474 were killed and 861 – injured, reports the UN Human Rights High Commissioner.


The staff of the of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant  are being tortured by Russian occupiers and were also forced to film fake video messages for the purposes of Russian propaganda. – Minister of Energy of Ukraine


Nuclear material monitoring systems at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has stopped transmitting data to the IAEA.
Source: Reuters, citing the IAEA, a United Nations organization.


As a result of an air strike by Russian troops on the night of March 8, a residential building and an agricultural farm were destroyed in the village of Bytytsia, the Sumy district. One person died, one injured. Another missile hit the recreation center “Sonyachna Poliana”. Four people are injured.


Mariupol has been holding their defense for fourteen days. The humanitarian convoys cannot enter into the city, they are fired upon from Grad artillery systems. – Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russia may involve up to 800 servicemen from the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic into the war with Ukraine, – reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


Ten people have been killed and nine injured in a heavy shelling by the Russian military in Severodonetsk over the past 24 hours.


The total combat losses of the enemy from 24 Feb to 8 Mar were approximately: 12 000+ troops, 317 tanks, 1070 armored vehicles, 120 artillery systems, 56 rocket systems, 28 anti-air systems, 49 aircraft, 81 helicopters, 482 military autos, 60 fuel tanks, 3 military boats, 7 tactical UAVs. Data are being updated. The calculation is complicated by the high intensity of hostilities. – Armed Forces of Ukraine


The loss of connection of the occupied Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant with the monitoring systems of the International Atomic Agency is a dangerous situation threatening the nuclear safety in Europe. – Office of the President of Ukraine


Ukrainian defenders have destroyed the enemy base that was used to shell a residential area in Kharkiv. – Armed Forces of Ukraine


On the night of March 8-9, in Chernihiv, the Russian aggressors shelled one of the city’s central streets with 152 mm artillery systems. Shelling of villages in the region led to 10 private homes catching on fire.


Russian troops engaged in large-scale marauding and tried to steal about USD 900,000, almost EUR 140,000 in cash over the course of the war, as well as ancient church relics. – State Bureau of Investigation


On the night of March 8-9, russian armed sabotage groups attacked the Ukrainian State Border Guard. The russian troops were defeated, the remaining forces scattered and fled. – Armed Forces of Ukraine


In Demydiv, a village in Kyiv region, Russian troops opened fire during the evacuation of civilians, one police officer died. – Ukrinform media agency


Because of the military aggression of russian occupiers, the Nuclear Power Plant in Chornobyl was fully disconnected from the power grid and has no electricity. Repairs are currently impossible due to enemy fire and military presence. Slavutych city is also left without electricity. – Ukrenergo National Power Company


Two-thirds of Chernihiv citizens are left without heat and hot water. The losses among civilians are 60 people and 400 wounded. The city is still holding strong however, reported Chernihiv mayor Vladyslav Atroshenko.


Russian occupation forces in the town of Vasylivka (Zaporizhia region) are blocking a humanitarian convoy to cities in the region that are in need of humanitarian aid. – Head of Zaporizhia Regional Military Administration


Russian forces captured the civilian rescue ship, Sapphire and are forcibly transporting it to Sevastopol (Crimea). The captain of the ship was allowed to contact the Port Authority and said his crew is being held at gunpoint, command of the ship has been transferred to the russian captain. This can only be qualified as piracy. – Ministry of Defence of Ukraine


Preliminary reports say that one more child was found dead during the rescue operation after the recent russian airstrike on Malyn (Zhytomyr region). Several other people were reported dead or injured earlier. – State Emergency Service


A russian Su-27 fighter jet was shot down over Kyiv, the wreckage fell in Osokorky district. The pilot died after catapulting himself from the aircraft. – Vice-Head of Kyiv City Administration


Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant reserve generators can provide the plant with power for 48 more hours, [since it has currently lost electricity due to enemy fire]. After this, the cooling system for the reservoir with depleted nuclear waste will turn off. This may lead to a radiation leak. – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine


The Russian Ministry of  Defence admitted that drafted troops are present in the forces involved in military aggression in Ukraine.


On March 9th, the russian army opened fire (including artillery fire) on Mariupol city. A maternity ward, childrens’ hospital, pediatric and therapeutic medical departments were destroyed. Women and children were buried under rubble. No data on casualties yet. – Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration


Russian occupiers killed about 1,300 civilians during the ongoing blockade of Mariupol city, reports the adviser to Mariupol mayor Petro Andryushchenko. The city is in a state of humanitarian disaster, heating, electricity and water systems are damaged. Russian forces are blocking humanitarian aid.


Russian artillery destroyed the local office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Kharkiv. Fortunately, the people were already in a bomb shelter. There has been no contact with human rights office representatives in Mariupol, Nikolske and Irpin for over a week. – Commissioner for Human Rights, Liudmila Denisova.


The town of Izium has been practically destroyed. There is no electricity, gas, heat, water, mobile communication, internet, radio or TV. More than 5000 people need evacuation. Dozens of buses sent to rescue the residents did not reach Izium. Russian forces blocked the humanitarian convoy with food, water, warm clothes and other necessities from entering the town. – Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration


14 explosive munitions (bombs, rockets, mines) were extracted by emergency services out of residential sectors in Mykolaiv city including 3 high-explosive bombs (FAB-250), cluster munitions, artillery shells, mortar mines. – State Emergency Service


Russian military shelled a power plant in Trostyanets, Sumy region. The strike killed three people, including a teenager.
– Press service of the City Council.


As of 5 pm on March 9, 21 localities in Kherson region were completely cut out from electricity, and 8 were partially de-energized. There is also a problem with the supply of medicine to many communities. -Kherson Regional State Administration.


As of 7 pm on March 9, electricity in 27 settlements in Luhansk region was completely cut off, 11 settlements suffered partial cut-offs. 115,461 consumers remain without electricity. –  Luhansk Energy Association.


More than 40,000 women and children were evacuated from areas under russian fire on March 9th. The most critical humanitarian situations are in Mariupol, Kharkiv and Kyiv region. – Davyd Arahamiya, deputy of the Ukrainian Parliament.


Repair crews have been unable to repair the Kramatorsk-Donetsk-Mariupol main gas pipeline and restore gas supplies to almost a million Ukrainians for the third day in a row due to constant shelling by russian troops. – Head of  Ukrainian National Gas Company


More than 60 children had been killed and more than 100 injured as a result of Russia’s actions. “This is Russia’s war against Ukrainian children,” said Prosecutor General Iryna Venedyktova.


The Russian military started shelling Mykolayiv from “Grad” and “Uragan” (“Hurricane”) systems.


Prosecutor’s Office in Zhytomyr has launched an investigation of the ecocide as a result of the Russian air strikes on oil depots in Zhytomyr and Chernyakhiv carried out on March 7.


The Ukrainian Armed Forces liberated Dergachi town in Kharkiv region from Russian troops. There are losses among Russian vehicles: 2 tanks and 2 armored vehicles — the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Oleh Sinehubov.

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