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At Least Five Killed in Lviv Oblast as Russian Missiles Strike Across Ukraine

At least five people were killed after a Russian rocket hit a residential area in Lviv Oblast, a Ukrainian official said, as Russia unleashed a large missile barrage across multiple cities early on Thursday, March 9.

This footage, posted by the head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, Maksym Kozytskyi, shows emergency crews on scene following the strike.

The head of the Zolochiv territorial community, Ihor Hrynkiv, said on the TV program Yedini Novyny that a rocket fell in the village of Velyka Vilshanytsia hitting two residential buildings, according to Suspilne News.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said 81 missiles targeted the country on March 9.

Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko said a number of energy facilities in Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk and Zhytomyr regions were targeted. The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was operating on diesel generators due to the blackout, he said.

Energoatom said that all domestic nuclear plants in Ukraine had “decreased their power” due to the threat of further missile attacks. Credit: Maksym Kozytskyi via Storyful