In the early morning of 8 May 2023, the Russian military carried out 60 drone strikes across Ukraine – including at least 36 drone attacks against the capital Kyiv that Ukrainian air defense systems shot down. Falling drone wreckage struck the runway at Kyiv International Airport (UKKK/IEV) along with several buildings throughout the city. At least five people were injured by falling debris in Kyiv. The attacks come ahead of the 9 May Russian holiday Victory Day, which commemorates the 1945 Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.