Russian troops attacked a residential area of Zaporizhia, killing three people and wounding seven. Oleg Synehubov, the head of Kharkiv’s military administration, announced the evacuation of civilians from 53 settlements due to heavy shelling.
On Wednesday, August 9, in the Zaporizhia region from 19:40 to 20:25 local time, an air alert was in effect. The head of the Zaporozhye military administration, Yuri Malashko, announced that the Russians had hit “a civil infrastructure facility”. He later reported that the temple and shops in the Shevchenko district were destroyed with “precision” weapons.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced three dead. “Right now, three victims are known. My condolences to the families. The rescue operation continues. All victims will be given the necessary assistance. And this Russian war crime will surely be punished,” he wrote.
The head of the Ukrainian president’s office, Andriy Yermak, said that the city had previously been attacked by Iskanders. “The attack was carried out on the premises of the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul,” he wrote.
Possible evacuation in the Kupiansk region. Intense shelling
On August 9, an alarm sounded three times in Ukraine due to the threat of launching Kinzhal missiles from Russian MiG aircraft. “The whole of Ukraine – missile threat! MiG-31K takes off. Don’t ignore the airborne warning!” the Air Force reported.
Also on Wednesday, Oleh Synehubov, the head of the Kharkiv military administration, announced that due to the intense shelling, civilians may be evacuated from 53 settlements located near Kupiansk, near the military operations in the Kharkiv region. He ensured that evacuees would be given temporary accommodation in safer areas and other forms of assistance.
“The evacuation is being carried out as a precautionary measure as enemy forces have intensified shelling of border settlements near the front. Enemy forces continue to terrorize civilians, including by conducting airstrikes. Our goal is therefore to save the lives of as many civilians as possible, he stressed.