Early on Thursday, the Armed Forces of Russia struck multiple cities all over Ukraine, including the port city of Odessa on the Black Sea, the Ukrainian Capital of Kyiv along the Dnieper River, and the second-largest city of Kharkiv, while the courageous Kyiv defenders effectively repelled violent attacks on the besieged town of Bakhmut.
The Russian military has launched air strikes at multiple targets across the war-torn state of Ukraine, from the northeast Kharkiv region to Zhytomyr territory in the western half of Ukraine. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were struck in Odessa and Kharkiv cities, with power failures in multiple areas nationwide. News media also reported strikes on Kyiv city in north-central Ukraine.
Furthermore, the power supply at the Kremlin-controlled Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in southeastern Ukraine has also been lost. Kyiv said Putin’s forces fired eighty-one missiles in one of the most massive attacks in weeks, killing at least nine people and taking the power supply at ZNPP – Europe’s largest and among the world’s ten largest atomic power stations.
⚡️Energoatom: Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant cut off from Ukrainian power system following Russian attacks.
The last line of communication between the Russian-occupied plant and Ukraine’s power system was cut off after Russian attacks, nuclear energy company Energoatom said.
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) March 9, 2023
Kyiv Defenders Destroyed Russian-fired Cruise Missiles
On the other hand, the Zelenskyy forces claimed it effectively destroyed thirty-four cruise missiles and four Iranian HESA Shahed 136 unmanned aerial vehicles. The latest brutal strike comes as a bitter and fierce battle continues for Bakhmut City.
Additionally, in order to boost the defense of Ukraine, the leaders of the EU nations agreed Wednesday to accelerate sending the supplies of artillery shells and purchase additional rounds to send Zelenskyy forces; however, still have to work out how to make this possible.
According to Ukrainian officials, emergency services in the Capital City are present at the explosion-hit areas in southern and western parts of Kyiv, where Vitaly Klitschko, head of the Kyiv City State Administration, said blasts had taken place. The Mayor of Kyiv also noted that vehicles were burning in the circumscribed courtyard of a residential structure, and he encouraged people to seek shelter. Around forty percent of the city has been left in darkness, according to Mr. Klitschko.