Explosions rang out in the occupied city of Henichesk in Kherson Oblast, smoke is rising.
Source: Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol, on Telegram, local Telegram channel Henishesk ua, and Crimean informational agency Centre for Journalistic Investigations, OSINT analyst Benjamin Pittet on Twitter
Quote: "There’s no rest for the occupiers of the Azov coast.
The summer cotton season has reached temporarily occupied Henichesk in Kherson Oblast"
[cotton – this is a reference to how Russian propaganda, initially refusing to use the word ‘vzryv’ (explosion), used ‘khlopok’ (a bang) instead. However, ‘khlopok’ also means cotton, and this has since become a meme – ed.].
Details: Fedorov posted a video of the aftermath of the explosions in Henichesk.
As reported by the local Telegram channel Henichesk ua and the Crimean information agency Centre for Journalistic Investigations, strikes were observed at the Express recreational facility, where servicemen of the Russian Guard were stationed, on the Arabat Spit near the settlement of Shchaslyvtsevo.
"Cotton came to Shchaslyvtsevo. Two missiles that flew low over Henichesk hit the Express recreation centre. At the moment, everything is closed there, there are many ambulances and fire engines," local residents reported. Photos of large clouds of smoke rising from the strike locations were also posted.
Local residents report that two missiles hit the recreation centre, and the third was shot down by the occupiers' air defence over the sea.
Based on this geolocation, I believe Ukraine has just hit an army headquarters visited by Putin in April.— Benjamin Pittet (@COUPSURE) June 9, 2023
2R9W+WHJ Shchaslyvtseve, Kherson Oblast, Ukrainehttps://t.co/Nr1O9AuabK@GeoConfirmed
1/2 https://t.co/J5MYu5cTLO pic.twitter.com/n9QiuaACsM
At the same time, an OSINT analyst [open source intelligence – ed.], Benjamin Pittet, commented on the information about the explosion in Shchaslyvtsevo: "Based on this geolocation, I believe Ukraine has just hit an army headquarters visited by Putin in April."