Ukraine's Defence Minister, Oleksii Reznikov, has warned of a possible major Russian offensive in February in anticipation of a symbolic move around the first anniversary of Russia's invasion last year.
Although not all of Ukraine's Western military supplies will have arrived in time for the reported impending military attack, the country's reserves can still hold back Russian forces.
Ukraine is preparing for a possible offensive from Russia later in February.
While Ukraine's Defense Minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, stated that not all Western weaponry will arrive in time, Ukraine has enough reserves to hold off Russian forces.
Moreover, Ukraine has reportedly negotiated the supply of new long-range missiles.
President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that heavy fighting was taking place in Bakhmut, Lyman, and Vuhledar.
In Kyiv's east, Mr Reznikov said that Russia may launch another attack to mark the one-year anniversary of Moscow's invasion.
The minister described the attack as "symbolic" rather than logical from a military perspective, saying that not all the necessary resources were ready.
While the Reuters report includes Zelensky's confirmation of the fighting, the BBC's article adds that Russia does not have all its resources ready to launch an offensive.
In contrast, Sky News quotes Reznikov, saying that Russia has the potential to launch a major offensive.