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Russians target Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast: two people injured, infrastructure facility on fire

Consequences of shelling in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast on March 22
Consequences of shelling in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast on March 22

Russia’s mass missile and drone strike against Ukraine on March 22 injured two people and cause a blaze at a critical infrastructure facility in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, the regional State Emergency Service reported on Facebook on March 22.

Rescuers received reports of the fire at 3:40 a.m., and stated that the fire spanned approximately 900 square meters. The blaze was fully extinguished by 10:06 a.m.

<span class="copyright">State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast</span>
State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
<span class="copyright">State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast</span>
State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
<span class="copyright">State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast</span>
State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

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The Russian military launched its most extensive attack of 2024 on Ukraine's power grid on the morning of March 22, targeting multiple oblasts with cruise and ballistic missiles, and drones.

Russia launched over 150 drones and missiles, including ballistic and cruise missiles. Air defense forces intercepted 92 of those targets.

Damage to infrastructure and energy facilities has been confirmed in Kharkiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhya, Kryvyi Rih, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Lviv oblasts.

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Russians launched 12 missile attacks on Zaporizhzhya, with at least three people killed,  seven buildings destroyed, and a further 35 reportedly damaged in the city. Two more people died in Khmelnytskyi.

Russian forces targeted Ukraine's largest hydroelectric power station — Dnipro HPP in Zaporizhzhya — hitting a trolleybus, Mariupol mayoral adviser Petro Andriushchenko reported previously. The strike caused a blaze to break out, and traffic on the dam was blocked.

Emergency power shutdown schedules have been introduced in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, and Odesa oblasts. Virtually the entire city of Kharkiv is without power, with electricity and water supply issues plaguing the city.

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