Russia Unleashes Massive Drone and Missile Strike on Ukraine

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Kyiv and other major Ukrainian towns, including Lviv, Kharkiv, and Odesa, were attacked by a series of Russian drone and missile strikes overnight, prompting the activation of air raid sirens across much of the country in the early hours of Thursday, March 9.

According to Ukraine’s military chief, Russia launched 81 missiles towards Ukrainian territory on Thursday morning, including six “kinzhal” hypersonic missiles that its air force cannot intercept.


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Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, claimed a series of explosions had destroyed energy infrastructure and injured numerous individuals.

Klitschko stated that as a result of the emergency power disruptions caused by the missile assault, 40% of the capital’s consumers are currently without heat.


On Telegram, Kyiv city military administration chief Serhiy Popko accused Russia of unleashing “nearly all forms of their air weaponry,” ranging from Iranian-made drones to “almost all types of cruise missiles.”


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Officials in the southern port of Odesa, Lviv in western Ukraine and Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine also reported drone and missile strikes overnight. Elsewhere, in the Dnipro area, a regional official said there was “serious destruction” as a result of the shelling with “energy infrastructure and industrial enterprises” damaged. A number of fatalities were reported in Lviv and Dnipro.


Andrii Sadovyy, Lviv city mayor, said on Telegram that “according to preliminary information, drones and missiles flew in our direction. The enemy is raging” as he likened Russia to a wounded bear in a trap.

“They have not had success at the front for a long time. That is why they choose senseless chaotic shooting all over Ukraine,” he said.


Responding to the attacks, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia will be held to account.

“It’s been a difficult night. A massive rocket attack across the country. Kyiv, Kirovohrad, Dnipro, Odesa, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia regions. Attacks on critical infrastructure and residential buildings,” he said on Telegram. “Unfortunately, there are injured and dead.”

He said efforts were underway to restore energy infrastructure that had been damaged in the 81 missile strikes that the president and Ukraine’s military said had been targeted at Ukraine.

“The enemy fired 81 missiles in an attempt to intimidate Ukrainians again, returning to their miserable tactics. The occupiers can only terrorize civilians. That’s all they can do. But it won’t help them. They won’t avoid responsibility for everything they have done,” Zelenskyy said.


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