Overnight on 9 March, Russia conducted a new massive shelling of Ukraine, using various types of missiles and Shahed drones. Explosions were reported in a number of regions.

At around 01:00 a.m. on 9 March, an air alert sounded in Kyiv and across Ukraine, lasting almost 7 hours.

As a result of the attack, serious problems with power supply are observed in Kharkiv, Odesa and Zhytomyr. Ukrenergo confirmed that the power supply in these three regions is most severely limited.

For this purpose, Russia used 8 Shaheds and 81 missiles of various types (including ballistic Daggers and S-300 anti-aircraft missiles) during the long-lasting attack. The defence forces shot down 34 of 48 cruise missiles (types X-101/X-555, Kalibr) and 4 of 8 Shahed-136/131 UAVs.

  • In Kyiv, an infrastructure facility was hit in Holosiivskyi district, and in Sviatoshynskyi district, missile fragments fell in a residential area, injuring three people.
  • In Zolochiv, Lviv Oblast, a rocket hit residential buildings, killing five people.
  • A series of explosions were heard in Kharkiv at around 3:50 am. Mayor Igor Terekhov confirmed the shelling of the city. Later, the mayor noted that energy facilities were targeted, which led to power outages iт Kharkiv.
  • Local telegram channels repeatedly reported explosions in Odesa Oblast. At 4:12 a.m., the head of the Regional Military Administration, Maksym Marchenko, confirmed the missile strikes and said that there had been hits to power facilities in the region, which had damaged private homes. At the same time, air defense forces shot down two enemy missiles. Fortunately, there were no casualties as a result of the attack. Blackouts are still in effect in the region.

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