A thermal power plant was damaged in the Russian missile attack, but no casualties were reported.

Three DTEK Energo [the largest private investor in Ukraine's power systems – ed.] thermal power plants were damaged by a missile attack by the Russian invaders on 9 March, with energy industry workers already beginning to deal with the aftermath.

Preliminary reports indicate that there were no casualties. The equipment of the enterprises was seriously damaged. After the attack, the energy industry [workers] promptly dealt with the aftermath and restored equipment operation.

Only critically needed employees are at the damaged facilities for safety, while the others are working remotely.

DTEK reminded us that from September 2022 to March 2023, the company's energy facilities were attacked 29 times. As a result, three energy workers were killed, and 28 were injured.

Russian large-scale attack nine on March: Ukraine's defense forces report strikes in 4 areas.

Infrastructure facilities have been hit in Ukraine's south due to a large-scale Russian missile attack, with preliminary reports indicating no casualties.

Nataliia Humeniuk, Head of the Joint Press Centre of the Defence Forces of Ukraine's south, on the 24/7 nationwide newscast: "Preliminary information indicates that infrastructure facilities in our area of responsibility have been hit... There are strikes in Kirovohrad, Odesa, Vinnytsia, and Kryvyi Rih oblasts. Fortunately, there were no casualties. Competent professionals will restore these facilities."

According to Humeniuk, 19 Russian air targets were downed, including 18 missiles and 1 reconnaissance drone, in the area of responsibility of the Defence Forces of Ukraine's south.

According to the results of the air defense forces’ work in our area, 9 missiles were shot down over Mykolaiv Oblast, six missiles were destroyed over Odesa Oblast, and two missiles were also shot down over Kherson Oblast, as well as one operational-tactical UAV, with the help of which the enemy tried to conduct reconnaissance in the pause between missile waves and assess the results of their strikes.

That is why we emphasize once again: it is impossible to report either a strike or the operation of the air defense system during large-scale missile attacks".

40% of Kyiv residents are without heating due to the Russian missile attack.

40% of the Ukrainian capital's residents were left without heating as a result of a Russian missile attack on the night and morning of 9 March.

Vitaliy Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv,  Kyiv City State Administration, reported: "Due to emergency power outages after the missile attack, 40% of the capital's consumers are currently without heating. The water supply is working normally."

At the same time, Kyivvodokanal [the city’s water supplier – ed.] has stated that there may be a temporary lack of water supply on the upper floors of high-rise buildings.


Explosions rocked several districts of the city of Kyiv while an air-raid warning was in force throughout Ukraine on 9 March; there were wounded.

Shahid drones, cruise, and ballistic missiles: Russia launches almost every projectile at Kyiv on Thursday.

According to preliminary reports, Russian occupiers launched Iranian-made Shahed drones, cruise missiles, and a Kinzhal hypersonic ballistic missile at Kyiv on the night of 8-9 March.

Serhii Popko, Head of the Kyiv City Military Administration, reported: "The enemy carried out another large-scale missile attack on Ukraine last night. The air-raid warning was in force for almost seven hours in the capital. Ruscists launched almost all types of their air-launched missiles – from Shahed kamikaze drones to almost all [kinds of] cruise missiles."

Popko has said that no cruise missiles or UAVs hit the capital due to the efficiency of Ukrainian air defense.

Nevertheless, preliminary information indicates that a Kinzhal ballistic missile hit an infrastructure facility.

It is reported that all relevant services are working at the scene. Clean-up efforts to deal with the aftermath are still ongoing.

Emergency power cuts have been implemented in Kyiv.