Ukraine has asked schools to hold classes remotely from February 22-24 because of the risk of Russian missile attacks around the first anniversary of the Russian invasion in 2022.
As for the situation on the ground, it is unlikely that Russian forces will be able to win any victory there until February 24, according to the Institute for the Study of Warfare and the UK Ministry of Defense.
Russian forces continued to make gradual tactical advances in and around Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine.
The US think tank claims that geolocated images of that area could suggest that Russian forces have given up trying to encircle Bakhmut and are instead focusing on fighting Bakhmut from the north.
The Ukrainian authorities reported that the Russian forces continue to reinforce and build fortifications in the rear areas of southern Ukraine.
The Ukrainian mayor of Melitopol claims that Russian forces increased the number of Wagner Group forces, mobilized personnel, and battalions of North Ossetian and Dagestan personnel in unspecified areas of the Zaporizhia region.
The conclusion of the Institute for the Study of Warfare is that the transport to the Zaporizhia region of irregular forces that are likely to be battle-weary or poorly trained, or both, suggests that the Russian military leadership has ceased to prioritize warfare. obtaining new territorial gains in the south of Ukraine.