Zelensky denounced the massive Russian bombings that left at least nine dead in Ukraine: “It has been a difficult night”

Ukraine’s President Volodimir Zelensky attends a joint news conference with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kiev, Ukraine March 8, 2023. REUTERS/Alina Yarysh (ALINA YARYSH/)

The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenskyreferred this Thursday to the massive bombardments carried out by Russia who left at least nine dead and recognized: “it’s been a tough night”.

“A massive rocket attack across the country. Regions of kyiv, Kirovohrad, Dnipro, Odesa, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia. Attacks against critical infrastructure and residential buildings. Unfortunately, there are wounded and dead. My condolences to the families”, expressed the president in his Telegram account.

He specified that all services are in operation and that “the energy system is being restored.” In addition, he stated that “restrictions have been imposed in all regions”.

“The enemy fired 81 missiles in an attempt to intimidate the Ukrainians again, returning to their miserable tactics. The occupants can only terrorize civilians. It’s all they can do. But it won’t do them any good. They will not avoid responsibility for all they have done. We thank the guardians of our skies and all who help overcome the consequences of the occupiers’ sneak attacks,” he concluded.

Sun rises through a cloud of smoke following a series of Russian missile attacks in kyiv, Ukraine, March 9, 2023. REUTERS/Anna Voitenko
Sunrise in a cloud of smoke after a series of Russian missile attacks in kyiv, Ukraine, on March 9, 2023. REUTERS/Anna Voitenko (STAFF/)

At least nine people died this Thursday in western Ukraine, victims of the massive bombardments carried out by Russiaas announced by the regional governor, Maksym Kozytsky,

According to the authorities, one of the Russian missiles destroyed three houses in a residential neighborhood in the Zolochiv district. “There may be more people under the rubble,” she added through his account on Telegram.

After the Russian bombardment of critical infrastructures, 40% of the Ukrainian capital is without heating service and Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, the largest in Europe, was completely cut off from the electricity grid

The government declared that the air defense shot down almost three dozen missiles launched by Russia against targets throughout the country.

Several people take shelter inside a metro station during a Russian missile attack in kyiv, Ukraine, March 9, 2023. REUTERS/Alina Yarysh
Several people take refuge inside a metro station during a Russian missile attack in kyiv, Ukraine, on March 9, 2023. REUTERS/Alina Yarysh (ALINA YARYSH/)

The second largest city in Ukraine, Kharkivalso suffered the ravages of the Russian offensive and was left without electricity, water or heating.

There is no electricity in the whole city. We have resorted to generators in critical infrastructures. Electric transport does not work. There is no heating or water supply, due to the lack of tension in the electrical network”, declared the mayor of Kharkiv, Igor Terekhovon local television.

Multiple explosions were recorded early Thursday morning in the Ukrainian city of Odessain the provinces of Kirovohrad and Dnipropetrovsk and in the southern region of Mykolaiv.

kyiv’s mayor also reported explosions in the capital’s Holosiivskyi district, leaving at least two people injured. “All services go to the point,” Vitali Klitschko said on social media, referring to a southern area of ​​the city.

The Governor of Odessa, Maksim Marchenkoconfirmed on his Telegram channel a massive missile attack in the region and declared that they hit energy infrastructure. “Power supply is currently restricted”, he added.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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