Russian military forces attacked Kherson overnight on June 6, resulting in fires at three residential buildings, the "Epicenter" construction hypermarket, outbuildings, and cars.

This was reported by the press service of the State Emergency Service (SES).

Five fires broke out simultaneously at different locations in Kherson. Three residential buildings, outbuildings, and eight cars were set ablaze. The enemy hit the “Epicenter” hypermarket, which was not operational at the time.

All available resources were deployed to deal with the aftermath of the shelling. Kherson firefighters battled the fires until dawn, while the enemy continued shelling residential areas.

Julia Chudnovets, spokesperson for the Epicenter K network, confirmed that the hypermarket on Naftovykiv Street, 37, which had been closed after being hit last year, was completely burned down. The hypermarket, with an area of 15,000 square meters, was heavily shelled, presumably by MLRS, causing a fire that completely destroyed the building despite efforts by staff and rescuers. There were no casualties or injuries.

She reminded that last May, the occupiers had already struck this hypermarket, resulting in the deaths of three employees and its subsequent closure.

Situation in Kherson Region

The head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration (OVA), Prokudin, added that over the past day, Antonivka, Dniprovsk, Lvove, Kachkarivka, Zmiivka, Inhulets, Stanislav, Mykhailivka, Chornobaivka, Tiahynka, Tokarivka, Poniativka, Zolota Balka, Kizomys, Beryslav, Berehove, Sadove, Ivanivka, Inzhenerne, and the city of Kherson came under enemy fire and airstrikes. Three people were injured.

According to the head of the OVA, the occupiers targeted residential areas, damaging four apartment buildings and 14 private houses. Critical infrastructure, a medical center, preschools, a shopping center, and a store were also hit, along with damage to cars and the internet network.

He also reported that during a nighttime drone attack, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down five “Shahed” drones over the Kherson region.

Photo: SES