As Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues, there is a view that it is concentrating on defending its territory as daily casualties on the battlefield are declining and the Ukrainian side is ready to launch a reversal offensive.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced on the 25th that the fiercest fighting was continuing in Bakhmut and Mariinka in Donetsk Oblast in eastern Ukraine.

Donetsk Governor Kirilenko announced on SNS on the 25th that two people were killed and 2 injured in the Russian attack.

President Zelensky of Ukraine met with Prime Minister Karas of Estonia, a member of NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in Zhytomyr in northwestern Ukraine on the 24th.

President Zelensky said, "The ease with which weapons and ammunition supply is at stake is at stake," and appealed for the need for more weapons.

Ukraine has indicated that it is ready to embark on a counter-offensive to retake all of its territories, including southern Crimea, which Russia unilaterally annexed, in anticipation of further strengthening military support from the West.

In relation to this, the British Ministry of Defense said on the 25th that the average daily casualties on the Russian side this month were 568, which is about 3% less than last month, and that "the Russian army did not serve its purpose in the winter offensive and is now preparing for a reversal offensive in Ukraine." The Russian side expressed the view that it was focused on the defense of the territory under its control.