Tu-95 rockets hit Lviv, Stryi and Ivano-Frankivsk. Russia's massive attack on “Easter in the West”.

Author of the photo, Tu-95

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On the morning of March 31, Easter according to the Gregorian calendar, Russia attacked Ukraine with cruise missiles from Tu-95 bombers from the Saratov region (about 1.6 thousand km from Ukraine). Also, throughout the night of the holiday, Russia attacked all parts of Ukraine with “Shahedas”, which flew to the central and western regions.

The rockets flew into Ukrainian airspace around 5 am. They flew to the north of Kiev province, where the air defense was active, and headed west.

They quickly reached Zhytomyr region, Rivne region and Ternopil region, and Lviv's mayor, Andriy Sadovy, reported the threat to the city.

The Air Force reported that the missiles had been moved to Lutz and a threat to Ivano-Frankivsk.

Around 5:50 a.m., rockets flew over Lviv in several waves.

Later, air force and regional officials said the missiles flew over Lviv and hit Stryia.

The city has been the target of Russian attacks during the past few attacks. Russia struck with two “stabs” there.

Officials said Russia had targeted gas companies and underground storage facilities.

Monitoring channels also wrote about the danger of a burst in the Frankiv region, but the Air Force did not mention this and wrote about the threat to the regional center.

As in previous days of attacks, the Polish Air Force said it raised its fighter jets as a precaution because the missiles were close to the border between the two countries.

That night, during the Russian attack, the Ukraine switched to daylight saving time and moved the hands of the clock forward one hour.

On March 31, most Western countries celebrate Easter according to the Gregorian calendar. Ukraine's Orthodox and Greek Catholics celebrate Easter the old fashioned way – this year it's May 5. However, most of the residents of Western Ukraine celebrate this very important Christian holiday on March 31.

Author of the photo, Telegram from Ihor Klymenko

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On March 29, rescue teams battled a fire in the Cherkasy region

Past mass strikes

Author of the photo, KMVA

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A residential building was destroyed in Kiev on March 21

On March 21, Russia launched its first massive spring strike, hitting Kiev after a month-long hiatus. 17 people were injured in the capital and the region, but the rockets were shot down.

The army said that 31 missiles were shot down. According to the Armed Forces, the Russian military launched 29 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles from 11 Tu-95MS strategic bombers.

In addition, according to the summary of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, there were two more ballistic missiles – “Iskander-M” and “Kinzel”. Most of the missiles passed through several parts of the country and eventually headed for the capital.

Residential buildings, kindergartens and industrial facilities were destroyed in Kiev and the region.

Author of the photo, Lachenkov

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A blow to Dnipro HPB

On March 22, Russia launched its largest attack on Ukraine's energy sector during the entire war. Manufacturing facilities across the country were affected and damaged. The famous Dnipro HPP in Zaporizhia was hit, leaving Kharkiv without power.

Even after that, the work of repairing the power supply is going on.

Emergency blackouts began in seven regions in the south and east of the country. Three died in Khmelnytskyi and two in Zaporizhia.

Then Russia attacked Ukraine with more than 60 Shaheds and 90 missiles of various types. including aeroballistic “daggers”.

As a result of the anti-aircraft battle, according to the Air Force, 92 air targets were destroyed: 55 Shaheds, 35 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles and 2 Kh-59 guided missiles. It was impossible to shoot down most of the missiles, because they hit areas where ballistic missiles could not be fired, and the air defense system was not as powerful as in Kiev.

Author of the photo, State Emergency Service

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Debris analysis in Khmelnytskyi

Rockets also destroyed energy facilities in Lviv Oblast and Burshtinska CHP in Frankiv Oblast.

On March 24, Russia launched another coordinated missile attack on Ukraine.

Some of the missiles hit Kiev, while others flew into the Lviv region and hit energy facilities there. A missile flew to Poland for 39 seconds.

At the same time, most of the rockets hit gas facilities near Stry. Two “Kinzel” missiles were hit there at 9 am that morning. Officials did not report any casualties in the attack.

According to the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on March 24, the Russians attacked with 29 X-101/X-555 cruise missiles and 28 Shahed-type attack drones, and the Ukrainian military destroyed 18 X-101/X-555. cruise missiles and 25 Shahed attack drones. Couldn't beat two morning “punches”.

On the morning of March 25, Russia attacked Kiev with Zircon missiles, both were shot down, but the Academy of Arts in Kiev was destroyed. No casualties were reported.

On March 29, Russia again launched a massive attack on Ukraine with cruise missiles, “Shahedas” and “Daggers”.

They then damaged energy facilities in several regions in the center and west of Ukraine. Light problems started in six regions.

Among others, Russia attacked the Kaniv and Dniester HPPs. Officials did not report any casualties, but they were injured.

During a massive overnight attack on March 29, the Russians fired 99 different types of missiles and drones at Ukrainian energy facilities, the air force said. 58 “Shaheeds” and 26 rockets were shot down.

Before that, Russia had launched massive coordinated missile strikes throughout the winter, but had suspended massive shelling since February 15, continuing bloody precision strikes on various cities in eastern and southern Ukraine.

Author of the photo, Prosecutor's Office

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Destruction of Burshtynska thermal power station

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