This is stated in a morning update by the Regional State Administration as of 8:00 on March 9, seen by Ukrinform.
Tonight, Russian troops tried to break into Irpin, but their attack was repulsed. Last evening, the enemy also fired missiles at Boryspil. One missile was destroyed, while another hit the technical premises of the KBP Airport. Several wounded were reported in the attack. Air raid alarms went off across the region a few times throughout the night times the alarm of airstrikes was announced. The region is now preparing for evacuation of civilians from "hot spots".
In Kirovohrad region, the night was quiet and no air raid alerts were reported.
In Volyn, the night saw no incidents, while in Kherson region the night was also relatively calm.
In Zhytomyr region, the invaders carried out two airstrikes. In the city of Zhytomyr, a local dormitory building was destroyed, as well as the site of a local enterprise. Several households were destroyed in an airstrike that hit the town of Malyn. According to preliminary reports, nine civilians died in the attack.
In Zaporizhia region, the enemy is trying to revitalize the offensive, regrouping troops for a further attack in the direction of Zaporizhia. The main efforts of Russian troops are focused on creating conditions for the seizure of the city, but the pace of advance has been reduced amid demoralization of personnel.
The night was calm in Rivne, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytsky, Ternopil, Cherkasy, and Lviv regions.
the Chernihiv region, multiple air raid alarms went on in the night and morning hours – including in Chernihiv, Nizhyn, Oster, and Desna. Defensive battles continue on the outskirts of Chernihiv. At night, the Russian army opened fire on the outskirts of Chernihiv. Fire set out in 10 residential buildings.
In Sumy region, the night was generally quiet, except for Okhtyrka district and the town of Okhtyrka. They were bombed again by Russian warplanes. Communications have been severed with the town. Negotiations on the "green corridor" from Sumy continued throughout the night. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the past day, it functioned without casualties, despite provocations on the part of the enemy.
In Poltava region, the night was calm, while an air raid alarm went off Lubny. The second evacuation convoy from Sumy (5,000 people and 1,000 private vehicles) arrived in Poltava at night. Most of the evacuees are women and children, as well as foreigners from India, China, and Turkey. From Poltava, they were forwarded by train to the western part of Ukraine. Those who sought to stay in the city were offered shelter.
The night was quiet in Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk.
In Luhansk region, shelling of Severodonetsk, Rubizhne, and Kreminna, fires broke out in the residential sector due to enemy shelling. Gas supplies were suspended while water and electricity supplies were limited. There is almost no internet and mobile connection in the area. On the afternoon of March 8, heavy shelling was reported in Severodonetsk.
In Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, air raid alarms went off. Humanitarian cargo did not arrive in Mariupol. The Russians bombed the Red Cross office; there is no water, electricity, gas, food or medicine in the city. Fighting continues in Volnovakha. In Novoluhansk, shelling was reported that damaged gas pipelines and households.
In Odesa and Mykolaiv districts, the night was rather quiet.
It is calm in Dnipropetrovsk region. The second night without alerts.
As defenders hold their ground in Kharkiv, no active enemy offensive was reported, while a single airstrike hit the city outskirts at night. A saboteur was detained in the city. Fighting continues in Izium. In Chuhuiv and Derhachi, shells hit a number of households.
In Zakarpattia region, the night was calm.