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On March 9, Russia launched a massive missile attack on infrastructure facilities throughout Ukraine

Russian missiles hit the Kyiv, Odesa, Zhytomyr, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Vinnytsia, Kharkiv, Sumy, and Zaporizhzhia regions. In the Lviv region, five civilians were killed by the attack.

Ukraine was attacked with such a number of different types of missiles for the first time, reported Yurii Ihnat, spokesperson of the Air Forces Command of the AFU.

Russian forces launched 81 missiles in total:
– 28 launches of Kh-101/Kh-555 air-based cruise missiles;
– 20 launches of Kalibr sea-based cruise missiles;
– 6 launches of X-22 air-based cruise missiles;
– 6 launches of Kh-47 “Kynzhal” air-based cruise missiles;
– 8 launches of guided air missiles: 2 – Kh-31P; 6 – X-59;
– 13 launches of S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles.

In addition, 8 Iranian-made “Shahed-136/131” UAVs were launched by Russian troops.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down 34 cruise missiles from 48 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, “Kalibr”, and 4 “Shahed-136/131″UAVs. Also, due to the organized countermeasures, 8 Kh-31P and Kh-59 guided air missiles did not reach their goals, reports the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi.

Russian missiles targeted several Ukrainian regions and cities. In Kyiv, an infrastructure object in the Holosiivskyi district was hit. Explosions also occurred in the Sviatoshynskyi district; several cars were damaged in the yard of a residential building. Three people were injured, and two of them got hospitalized, reports Vitalii Klychko, Mayor of Kyiv.

Due to a missile attack, approximately 15% of consumers in Kyiv are without electricity. Also, 40% of the capital of Ukraine was left without central heating.

During today’s massive attack, Russian troops also hit an energy infrastructure facility in Odesa. Nearby residential buildings were damaged, but there were no casualties. Electricity was temporarily turned off in the city, Serhii Bratchuk, Spokesman for the Odesa Regional Military Administration, reports.

In Zhytomyr, after Russian troops attacked with Shahed drones, most residential buildings are left without water or electricity supply. According to the city’s mayor, Serhii Sukhomlyn, there are no casualties.

A Russian missile hit the Zolochivskyi district of the Lviv region. The fire destroyed three residential buildings, three cars, a garage, and several outbuildings. According to Maksym Kozytskyi, the Head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, the bodies of five dead people were found under the rubble of the destroyed buildings.

In the Dnipropetrovsk region, missile strikes were recorded in the Dniprovskyi, Pavlohradskyi, Kryvorizkyi, and Nikopolskyi districts. As a result, local energy infrastructure facilities and industrial enterprises were damaged. Currently, rescuers are extinguishing fires at the site of missile and drone strikes. One person was killed, and two were injured, Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, reports.

At night, Russian invaders attacked Kharkiv with 11 missiles. As a result, critical infrastructure facilities were hit. Currently, the city has no electricity, water, or central heating.

Infrastructure objects were also hit in the Kirovohrad, Sumy, and Vinnytsia regions.

Around 4 a.m. Kyiv time, the last communication line of the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP was disconnected due to Russian missile attacks, Energoatom reported. Currently, the station is de-energized and has gone into blackout mode.

As a result of today’s massive Russian missile attack, electricity generation and distribution facilities in eight regions of Ukraine were damaged. Temporary power outages are possible there. But the energy system remains stable, said Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal.