At Least Three Injured in Kyiv Following Russian Missile Attack, Mayor Says

At least three people were injured by rocket fragments in Kyiv as Russia unleashed a large missile barrage across multiple cities in Ukraine early on Thursday, March 9, with at least five people killed.

The individuals were injured in Kyiv’s Sviatoshynsk district, the Kyiv City Military Administration said. The city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said said they were receiving medical attention.

Footage posted by Suspilne News shows emergency crew putting out a multi-vehicle fire in a parking lot.

An electrical power plant was seen burning on the outskirts of Kyiv. The Kyiv City Military Administration said the infrastructure facility in the city’s Holosiivsk district had been damaged.

Five people were reported to have been killed from a missile strike on residential buildings in the village of Velyka Vilshanytsia in Lviv Oblast.

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 located in Ukraine had “decreased their power” due to the threat of further missile attacks. Credit: Suspilne News via Storyful