The number of victims the night before during the shelling of Melitopol by the Armed Forces of Ukraine using the American MLRS HIMARS increased to two, said Acting Governor of the Zaporizhzhya Region Yevhen Balitsky.

“Last night, the Ukronazis once again made an attempt to strike at peaceful Melitopol.

Thanks to the well-coordinated work of our air defense, all the missiles were shot down, but casualties and destruction could not be avoided.

One person died, two were injured, ”he said in his Telegram channel.

As Vladimir Rogov clarified, fragments of downed Ukrainian missiles fell on residential buildings in the private sector.

Rogov said that the suburb of Energodar was also subjected to shelling.

Zaporozhye NPP was not damaged.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine also fired 14 NATO-caliber 155 mm shells at Makiivka in the Donetsk People's Republic in half an hour, the DPR representative office in the JCCC reported in its Telegram channel. 

In addition, the governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, reported a drone attack on an infrastructure facility in the Yakovlevsky urban district.

“There are no victims or injured.

The operational services went to the place to eliminate the consequences, ”he wrote in his Telegram channel. 

Earlier, on February 9, the air defense system shot down three missiles in the Grayvoron city district of the region.

On February 6, a 70-year-old woman died due to shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the village of Kazinka, Belgorod Region.

In early February, Russian President Vladimir Putin called it a priority to prevent shelling of Russian border regions from Ukraine.

Subversive groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Volodymyr Rogov, chairman of the We Are Together with Russia movement, said that sabotage groups of the Ukrainian military are trying to infiltrate the Zaporozhye region under the guise of Russian military personnel.

“The Ukrainian side has stepped up sabotage activities in the Zaporozhye sector of the front ... Attempts by saboteurs to penetrate the territory of the liberated part of the region are being stopped,” RIA Novosti quotes Rogov.

He added that the saboteurs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are making attempts to penetrate deep into the territory and conduct reconnaissance in force.

In addition, several thousand volunteers from foreign countries expressed their desire to fight on the side of Moscow during a special military operation, Rogov said.

According to him, in addition to the countries of the former USSR, the Middle East and Latin America, the list also includes the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France, and Germany.

“If the path of these people to us after the necessary checks becomes easier, then we are talking about several thousand who want to take part in the NWO in the short term,” Rogov said in a statement to TASS.

Negotiation process

The Russian Foreign Ministry once again announced Russia's readiness for negotiations with Ukraine, but without preconditions.

“Yes, the classics say that any hostilities end with negotiations, and naturally we have already said that we will be ready for such negotiations.

But only to negotiations without preconditions, negotiations based on the reality that exists, negotiations taking into account the goals that we have publicly announced, ”said Sergey Vershinin, deputy head of the department, in an interview with the Zvezda TV channel.

He also recalled that negotiations were already underway, but they were stopped at the initiative of the Kyiv regime. 

“You remember Minsk, you remember Istanbul.

And you remember that they were interrupted by the Ukrainian side... but decisions are not made in Kyiv,” the diplomat said.

Vershinin also noted that

the likelihood of such negotiations under Joe Biden depends on the "prudence" and "wisdom" of the US president and his entourage.