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Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

Russia has launched a combined attack on Ukraine. Source: SES of Ukraine, Kyiv Region Prosecutor's Office

On the night of May 8, the aggressor country Russia launched a massive combined attack on Ukraine, launching cruise and ballistic missiles and kamikaze drones. Energy infrastructure facilities and civilian buildings in seven regions of Ukraine came under attack.

Air defense was deployed in the regions. The defenders of the sky managed to shoot down 59 out of 76 enemy air targets. Local administrations reported on the consequences of the attacks.

Details of the attack

In the evening, the occupiers launched a Kalibr missile submarine into the Black Sea. Also, at least three Tu-95MS bombers took off from the Olenya airfield in the Murmansk region.

Monitoring channels reported that the Tu-95MS were flying southeast. "The number of planes will be clarified over time. If the flight is a combat mission, the approximate launch site is Saratov region: 03:00, the Caspian Sea: 04:00. Accordingly, the approach of cruise missiles to the state border of Ukraine: 04-05:00," they warned.

As for the Kalibr carrier, it is a submarine, said Dmytro Pletenchuk, head of the Center for Strategic Communications of the Southern Defense Forces, on the air of the United News telethon. Russia launched this missile carrier into the Black Sea on the evening of May 7. Pletenchuk did not say how many Kalibr missiles were on the submarine.

"The potential danger is being taken into account, and where exactly the enemy will launch the missiles will only be known when this process begins. All these processes are being monitored, and people will have time to respond to the threat of a missile attack," he emphasized.

After 2:00, monitors reported the launch of cruise missiles of the X-101/555/55 type from Tu-95 from the Engels airfield in Saratov region of the Russian Federation. An air raid alert began to spread across Ukraine's regions.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

As of 3:55 a.m., the whole of Ukraine is "red", with Kalibr missiles being launched from the Black Sea.

The Ukrainian Air Force also reported a missile near Bilopillia, Sumy region (heading southwest). Another cruise missile was spotted from the south in Mykolaiv region, heading toward Kirovohrad region.

Another Kalibr was launched from the south in the direction of Kryvyi Rih. Two more missiles were spotted in the area of Bilopillia in the direction of Poltava region.

Soon after, the missiles reached Kyiv region, where air defense forces were operating. There were also explosions in Zaporizhzhia, the city was attacked with ballistic missiles.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

Kyiv region

The Kyiv regional military administration reported that air defense is operating in the region. Local residents were urged to stay in shelters. Air defense was also activated in the capital.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details
Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details
Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

Later, the Kyiv City Military Administration reported that the enemy attacked the capital with X-101/X-555/X-55 cruise missiles from Tu-95MS strategic bombers from different directions. The air raid alarm in the capital lasted more than three hours.

The air defense forces and its means destroyed all the air targets in the capital. Preliminarily, there were no damages or casualties.

Kyiv City Administration reported that the Russians attacked Kyiv region with kamikaze drones and cruise missiles.

"There were no hits to residential or critical infrastructure. At the same time, the fall of debris was recorded in 4 districts of the region," the statement said.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details
Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details
Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

Two people, a man and a woman, were also injured by the falling debris. They were taken to the hospital with multiple limb injuries and shrapnel wounds. The victims are being provided with all the necessary emergency assistance.

In addition, damage to power lines was recorded. According to the city's administration, one of the villages is partially without electricity. Engineers are already working to restore the power. In addition, as a result of the falling debris, one private house and a utility room nearby were destroyed, and 14 other private houses and one car were damaged.

The Kyiv Regional Prosecutor's Office has launched a pre-trial investigation into criminal proceedings over violations of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Zaporizhzhia

Russians also massively attacked Zaporizhzhia again, Ivan Fedorov, head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, said on Telegram. According to him, the occupiers hit critical and civilian infrastructure. There is destruction in the city. Preliminarily, there were no casualties.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

Vinnytsia region

There were also hits in Vinnytsia region, Serhii Borzov, head of the Vinnytsia Regional Military Administration, said. He noted that the enemy is attacking critical infrastructure. The missiles were in the airspace of the region for some time.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

Ivano-Frankivsk region

The target of the occupants in Prykarpattia was an energy infrastructure facility, Svitlana Onyshchuk, head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Military Administration, reported on Telegram. As a result, a fire broke out. Relevant services worked at the scene, and the fire was quickly localized.

There were no casualties. The extent of the damage to the facility is being investigated.

Cherkasy region

The alert in the region lasted for more than four hours in a row, Ihor Taburets, head of the Cherkasy Regional Military Administration, reported on Telegram. The defenders of the sky destroyed a Shahed drone over the Cherkasy region. The falling debris damaged one of the houses. No one was injured in the attack.

Lviv region

Lviv Mayor Andrii Sadovyi also reported on the work of air defense. Russians attacked two critical energy infrastructure facilities in the Lviv region with Kinzhal missiles. Generation facilities in the Chervonohrad and Stryi districts were damaged.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details
Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

At 06:04, the air raid alarm was activated in a number of regions. In the western regions, it lasted for more than 2 hours, while in the eastern and some central regions it lasted for more than 5-7 hours.

According to the monitoring channels, the enemy used cimobined massive attack:

- X-101/555 cruise missiles, launched from at least 4 Tu-95s from the Saratov region of the Russian Federation;

- Kalibr cruise missiles, probably launched from a submarine in the Black Sea;

- X-59/69 guided aircraft cruise missiles from Su-34/Su-35;

- Iskander-M/S-400 ballistic missiles;

- Shahed attack UAVs.

The X-101/555 missiles covered the longest distance of about 1,830 km before reaching Stryi, Lviv region. Some of the missiles were destroyed by air defense forces.

Ukraine's Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said that last night Russia attacked electricity generation and transmission facilities in Poltava, Kropyvnytskyi, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Vinnytsia regions.

"The consequences are being clarified. Power engineers are already working to eliminate them. The enemy wants to deprive us of the ability to generate and transmit electricity sufficiently," the minister said.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

Already at 06:26, the whole of Ukraine was "red" again because of the takeoff of MIG aircraft. At 06:55, the alert was canceled in the regions.

Ukrenergo reported that as a result of a missile and drone attack on Ukrainian power generation facilities, there was damage in the central region in particular. The company noted that emergency repair work will begin after the alarms are off.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

DTEK also reported that Russians attacked three of its thermal power plants. The shelling severely damaged the equipment. Power engineers are currently working to eliminate the consequences of the attack.

"This is the fifth massive shelling of the company's energy facilities in the last month and a half. The last time the enemy attacked DTEK's thermal power plants during massive attacks on March 22 and 29, April 11 and 27," the company added.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

Due to Russia's massive attack on Ukraine, Poland has sent fighter jets into the sky again. This was reported on the on country's Operational Command channel on X.

"Please note that the aircraft of Poland and its allies are operating in the airspace, which may lead to increased noise levels, especially in the southeastern part of the country. Tonight, there is intense activity of the Russian Federation's long-range aviation related to the launch of missile strikes on targets located on the territory of Ukraine," the statement said.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk reports that Ukrainian air defense systems destroyed 59 air targets: 39 missiles and 20 kamikaze drones. In total, the enemy used 76 means of air attack: 55 missiles and 21 attack drones.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said that 350 rescuers and 100 units of specialized equipment are working to eliminate the consequences of today's attack.

According to him, 7 regions of Ukraine were attacked. Two people were injured in Kyiv region and one child in Kropyvnytskyi region. According to the minister, energy infrastructure facilities, about 30 residential buildings, public transport, and cars were also hit. In Zaporizhzhia, the building of a fire and rescue unit was damaged.

Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details
Russia used both ballistic and cruise missiles to attack energy facilities in a number of regions. All details

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