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Today's airstrikes hit on symbolic day for Ukraine 

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko was a poet and political activist

Several people have died today (9 March) after Russia launched dozens of missiles striking the capital Kyiv, the Black Sea port of Odesa and Kharkiv.

A huge nuclear power station's been knocked offline, causing widespread power cuts.

It has occurred on a special day for Ukraine, as it is Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko's birthday.

He was a poet and political activist.

A Ukrainian resident, who is originally from the Isle of Man, has told Manx Radio he hopes those responsible for deaths in the country are 'brought to book' once the conflict is over.  

Drew Boyd, who returned to the war torn country in the last month, says the attacks are targeting infrastructure:

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