Ukraine and Britain agree on long-range weapons supply.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said the United Kingdom is ready to provide Ukraine with a powerful defence package, which includes inter alia long-range weapons.
"We have a powerful defence package from the United Kingdom. We have agreed on the supply of a significant number of armoured vehicles and long-range weapons, and we have also agreed to start training Ukrainian pilots.
I believe that this is our clear signal, for both Ukraine and the United Kingdom, that together we are not just passing through but will walk to our common victory," - Zelenskiy said.
Zelenskyy: Let's make Russians wait for the Ukrainian offensive.
During his visit to the UK, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that the Russians did not stop their offensive, so the international community must make them wait for the Ukrainian counter-offensive to start.
"Concerning the offensive and when it will start. We are living in a state of war and speaking about when the offensive will start…Did it ever stop? It was simply on a different scale. Let's make Russians think about when the Ukrainian offensive will start and how they can withdraw from our territory," - stated Zelenskiy.
Zelenskyy also explained why Ukrainian forces are not withdrawing from Bakhmut. He stated that if it happened, the occupiers would want to advance further, and the question would be what city they would choose to besiege next.
Russians attack Ukrainians' homes in Kharkiv Oblast: 2 killed and five wounded.
On Tuesday, Russian troops struck civilian targets several times in Kharkiv Oblast, killing two people and wounding five others.
Residential buildings in Dvorichna, located in the Kupiansk district, came under artillery fire throughout the day. At about 14:00, two civilians died of injuries; a 48-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman.
Five people were wounded during the day in the Chuhuiv district. Artillery fire damaged at least seven apartment buildings and two private houses in Vovchansk.
Russia shells residential areas of Kherson Oblast on Tuesday morning: 2 wounded, kindergarten damaged.
On the morning of 8 February, Russians shelled residential areas of Kherson, injuring two people, including a teenager, and also damaging a kindergarten.
Two people were injured: a 40-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy. Both had slight concussions, so doctors treated them on the spot. There were no serious health consequences.
Russia will try to attack either Kharkiv or Zaporizhzhia Oblast – National Security Council of Ukraine.
Kyiv believes that Moscow will make Kharkiv or Zaporizhzhia oblast its targets of an expected Russian offensive to reclaim the initiative in the war.
Aleksei Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC), in an interview with Reuters on 7 February.
The NSDC Secretary says that Russian troops are probing Ukraine's defences in the partially occupied Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the Russian-controlled land bridge between occupied Ukraine’s east and Crimea.
He said that Kyiv "doesn’t rule out" a new Russian offensive in Kharkiv Oblast, where Russian troops were driven back by a lightning-fast Ukrainian counteroffensive last summer.
"Attempts at an offensive in either the Kharkiv or Zaporizhzhia front will, of course, be made. How successful they’ll be will depend on us," - Danilov assumed.