Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has said that the General Staff is keeping the situation with the Russian offensive under control.
"There will be no surprises. There have been a lot of fake news, including about the 5 February offensive. Therefore, I urge everyone to be critical of such information. Our Defence Forces are holding out. We need to listen to the General Staff of the Armed Forces. There are no strike groups near Chernihiv or Kharkiv. There is no need to succumb to various panic reports. Today, the border guards, the National Guard and the Defence Forces are holding out. Let's believe in them. We expect the Russians to attack, they love symbols. We are ready, the Armed Forces are ready, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Office is in control, everyone is ready to fight back, we are accumulating forces," the minister said at a news conference.
According to him, tomorrow, 6 February, Ukrainian crews will begin training on Leopard tanks.
"There will be airplanes too. The question is what kind. It may be F-16, Gripen or some other aircraft," the minister added.
The minister clarified that the Russians are trying to put pressure by changing their tactics, storming the defence line in small assault groups, sparing neither mobilised soldiers nor prisoners.