Ukraine braces for mass attacks after Russia targets energy infrastructure


Russia's latest mass attack on Ukraine on May 8 was another manifestation of a combined attack following a brief lull, said Illya Yevlash, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force Command.

The enemy used almost all types of weapons it has: cruise missiles, guided missiles, air-launched ballistic missiles, and Shahed drones.

"This is a serious attack with a fairly large use of different types of missiles," the spokesman said during the national telethon program.

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The aggressor is analyzing, trying to collect information from its intelligence and open sources about what objects they managed to hit.

Russia is trying to destroy Ukraine's energy infrastructure.

"We must be prepared for the fact that the enemy may continue such attacks," Yevlash said.

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Russia's mass missile attack on Ukraine on May 8

An air raid alert was announced nationwide overnight on May 8 during Russia's latest mass missile attack on Ukraine's energy infrastructure.

Russia attacked Kyiv with cruise missiles from different directions, with the capital's air defense system destroying all targets.

Two people were injured in the Kyiv suburb of Brovary after a fire broke out at a civilian infrastructure facility.

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

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

Russia seriously damaged three DTEK thermal power plants in its mass missile attack on Ukrainian energy infrastructure overnight on May 8, DTEK reported earlier.

The Ukrainian military destroyed 59 enemy air targets: 39 missiles and 20 Shahed UAVs.

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