On March 9, around 4 a.m. the enemy launched 11 rocket attacks on Kharkiv. Critical infrastructure facilities have been damaged.

Kharkiv City Council: the water and heat supply are out in the city

  • Power stations and transformer substations were damaged by Russian attacks. Kharkiv citizens have been cut off from the energy supply.
  • Important infrastructure facilities and hospitals are operating using generators. That includes shops, pharmacies, and gas stations.
  • The metro and ground electric transport do not operate. Additional bus routes have been introduced for the time of the black-out.
  • All utility and energy services are working to eliminate the consequences of shelling.
  • Kharkiv Mayor Terekhov: “The situation is difficult, but by joint efforts, we will be able to resume power supply in a more or less short time. We are working on restoring the heating supply. The water supply has been stopped, but water trucks will be set up in all neighborhoods of the city.”

Head of Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov: Russians launched at least 15 missiles on Kharkiv city and oblast

  • According to preliminary data, Russians launched at least 15 S-300 missiles on Kharkiv city and Oblast. [S-300 – long-range surface-to-air missile systems developed and operated by the former Soviet Union.]
  • Critical infrastructure objects were affected. Moreover, a civil infrastructure object was damaged in Kharkiv.
  • In the village of Pisochyn in Kharkiv Oblast, an enemy rocket hit the yard of a private house. Several residential buildings were damaged. Two women were injured. A 71-year-old woman was hospitalized, and a 74-year-old woman got medical assistance at the scene. Another rocket hit a swamp in Pisochyn.
  • A missile damaged the greenhouse of a vegetable factory in the Slobozhanske settlement in the Chuhuiv district in Kharkiv Oblast.
  • All emergency services are working on the elimination of the shelling aftermath.
  • On March 8, the enemy shelled the border settlements of Kharkiv, Kupiansk, and Chuhuiv districts in Kharkiv Oblast. In particular, Kupiansk, Strilecha, Dvorichna, Vovchansk, and other settlements were under fire. Houses and commercial buildings were damaged, and fires broke out.

General Staff: Russians focus on advancing on Kupiansk axis

  • The enemy continues to focus the efforts on advancing along the Kupiansk direction in Kharkiv Oblast. In particular, Russians tried to advance in the area of the Hryanykivka settlement.
  • No signs of the formation of the enemy offensive groups were detected on the Slobozhanskyi axes.

Earlier: On March 6, the enemy continued shelling the border settlements of Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, and Kupiansk districts.

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