Russian plans focus on Chernihiv's key infrastructure

Energy workers eliminate the consequences of Russian shelling (illustrative photo)
Energy workers eliminate the consequences of Russian shelling (illustrative photo)

Russia intends to aim at critical infrastructure in Chernihiv, the regional governor Dmytro Bryzhynskyi said on Telegram on May 9.

Bryzhynskyi reminded residents that critical infrastructure comprises telecommunications towers, thermal power stations, gas distribution stations, administrative buildings of government agencies, and similar facilities. He urged city residents not to ignore air raid alerts, to seek shelter, avoid gatherings, and stay clear of critical infrastructure sites.

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Russia's mass missile attack on Ukraine on May 8

An air raid alert was issued nationwide overnight on May 8 during Russia's recent extensive missile assault on Ukraine's energy infrastructure.

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Russia launched cruise missiles at Kyiv from various directions, but the capital's air defense system successfully neutralized all targets.

Two individuals sustained injuries in the Kyiv suburb of Brovary following a fire at a civilian infrastructure facility.

An energy infrastructure facility in Poltava Oblast caught fire after being struck, as reported by regional authorities. The Vinnytsia Oblast administration also confirmed a hit.

Russia targeted electricity generation and transmission facilities in six oblasts of Ukraine: Poltava, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhzhya, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Vinnytsia, according to Ukraine's Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko.

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Earlier reports from DTEK indicate that Russia inflicted serious damage on three DTEK thermal power plants during its extensive missile attack on Ukrainian energy infrastructure overnight on May 8.

The Ukrainian military successfully intercepted 59 enemy air targets, including 39 missiles and 20 Shahed UAVs.

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