Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg auf die Ukraine halten vor allem die russischen Luftangriffe und Luftschläge mit Marschflugkörpern und (Raketen)Artillerie an. Ungeachtet der verkündeten russischen Absicht, ihre militärischen Anstrengungen auf den Osten des Landes zu konzentrieren, meldet die Ukraine Infiltrationsversuche in der Hauptstadt Kiew. Der Sammler am 26. März 2022:
• Zum Nachlesen vom (gestrigen) Freitag: die Rede des stellvertretenden russischen Generalstabschefs Sergej Rudskoj ist inzwischen vom russischen Verteidigungsministeriums auch in englischer Fassung veröffentlicht worden. Wesentliche Aussage: das Kriegsziel Moskaus war immer nur der Osten der Ukraine, darauf werde sich die Operation jetzt auch konzentrieren.
• Das britische Intel Update
Russia continues to besiege a number of major Ukrainian cities including Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Mariupol.
Russian forces are proving reluctant to engage in large scale urban infantry operations, rather preferring to rely on the indiscriminate use of air and artillery bombardments in an attempt to demoralise defending forces.
It is likely Russia will continue to use its heavy firepower on urban areas as it looks to limit its own already considerable losses, at the cost of further civilian casualties.
The thirty-first day of the Ukrainian nation’s heroic confrontation with the Russian military invasion began.
The enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.
The enemy continues to regroup and build up forces to resume offensive operations. In some areas it does not abandon attempts to carry out assault operations, makes air raids and tries to inflict fire damage on certain units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is not successful.
The occupiers continue to take measures to restore the combat capability of their units, replenish ammunition and fuel in order to resume offensive actions. Due to the lack of qualified personnel, the enemy recruits personnel with low moral and personal qualities and persons prone to drug and alcohol abuse when recruiting units that have suffered significant losses during hostilities with units of the defense forces.
The enemy deployed almost all russian guard units stationed in the TOT of the Crimea and in some districts of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions, in order to suppress resistance from residents of Kherson, Henichesk, Berdiansk and some districts of Mariupol.
The occupiers are trying to intensify the activities of sabotage and reconnaissance groups in Kyiv in order to destabilize the socio-political situation, disrupt the system of public and military administration.
This is due to the inability to quickly replenish losses, to carry out rapid build-up (regrouping) and the use of groups of troops to maintain the required pace of hostilities and achieve the ultimate goal of war.
Given the high level of irreversible and sanitary losses of the russian armed forces and the involvement of conscripts in the hostilities, the 2022 spring conscription campaign, which begins on April 1st this year, may be problematic.
In addition, there is a tendency to sharply reduce the number of contractors in relation to conscription. Thus, the deterioration of the social component due to international sanctions and the losses during the war in the coming weeks are likely to exacerbate the problem of staffing the russian army with quality personnel.
In addition еquipment coming from storages and arsenals to occupation units trying to restore combat capability is in poor technical condition due to careless pre-operation and prolonged storage.
The Defense Forces Group continues to conduct a defense operation in certain areas, conducts a stabilization operation, and performs territorial defense tasks.
Thus, the grouping of forces and means of defense of the city of Kyiv continues to repel the enemy’s offensive, inflict fire damage on it and maintain the previously defined defensive lines.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk directions the Joint forces group repulsed all enemy attacks and inflicted significant losses on the russian invaders. Ukrainian soldiers destroyed 8 tanks, 17 units of armored vehicles and 11 units of enemy vehicles. The losses of the invaders in manpower amounted to about 170 people. Air defense units shot down 3 planes and 3 UAVs of the enemy.
The Air Force grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has destroyed 12 enemy air targets (3 planes, 3 UAVs, a helicopter and 5 cruise missiles) during the previous day. Shock aircraft of the Air Force under cover of fighters inflicted devastating missile and bomb strikes on columns of equipment and clusters of occupying troops.
• Das – diesmal recht knappe – Morgenbriefing des russische Verteidigungsministeriums (im englischen Original auf der Webseite):
A group of troops of the Russian Armed Forces is fighting for the capture of the settlements of Novomikhailovka and Novobakhmutovka, inflicting fire damage to the enemy in strong points and on its reserves.
During the day of March 25, high-precision cruise missiles of sea-based Kalibr destroyed a depot with ammunition and weapons in the area of the settlement of Velikiye Korovitsy, Zhytomyr region.
Also, a high-precision Onyx cruise missile destroyed a fuel base in the area of Nikolaev, from which fuel was supplied to the AFU grouping in the southern part of Ukraine.
During the day, 117 military facilities of Ukraine were hit by operational-tactical and army aviation.
Among them: six command posts, three multiple rocket launchers, one S-300 anti-aircraft missile system,
nine depots with weapons and ammunition, two with fuel and lubricants, as well as 92 strong points of the AFU units, nationalist battalions and the area of concentration of military equipment.
Three Ukrainian aircraft (two Su-25 and one Su-24), as well as six unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down by Russian air defence systems in the air over the village of Vishnevoye. In addition, one tactical missile of the Tochka-U complex was destroyed near the village of Vasilevka.
In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 267 unmanned aerial vehicles, 207 anti-aircraft missile systems, 1,618 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 166 multiple rocket launchers, 662 field artillery and mortar guns, as well as 1,453 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed.
Preparation and relocation of additional units of the [Russian] Eastern military district to the territory of Ukraine is going on.
The enemy is not conducting offensive operations in the Volyn direction. At the same time there is a withdrawal from the points of permanent deployment of units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus to the proving grounds.
In the Polissia direction the enemy continues to shell settlements, does not carry out active offensive operations.
The enemy did not carry out offensive operations in the Siversky direction. The enemy focused his main efforts on maintaining the previously occupied frontiers, suffered losses and retreated in some directions.
In the Slobozhansky direction the enemy retains the previously occupied frontiers, regroups and increases the grouping of troops in order to carry out the offensive in certain areas. He continues the shelling of the city of Kharkiv.
In the Donetsk direction the enemy concentrated his efforts on maintaining his position and preparing for the offensive, was unsuccessful in his attempts to advance, and suffered losses. He continued to attempt to storm the city of Mariupol, inflicted air strikes and carried out artillery shelling of civilian and military infrastructure. He tried to advance in order to occupy the central part of the city.
The enemy continue to focus the main efforts on the capture of the settlements of Popasna, Rubizhne, and is preparing for the attack on Severodonetsk. He carried out assault operations in the Avdijivka direction and tried to develop an offensive in the direction of the settlement of Novobakhmutivka, but was unsuccessful.
Units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repulsed attempts to storm the settlement of Novomayorske and attack in the direction of the settlement of Krasnohorivka. The enemy was unsuccessful, suffered heavy losses and retreated.
In the Tavria direction the enemy continues to take measures to strengthen control over the occupied territories. He also carries out filtration measures, attempts to establish a strict administrative and police regime.
The main efforts of the Defense Forces are focused on preventing the advance of the enemy in the directions of Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhia and the defense of Mykolayiv, the maintenance of certain areas of the sea coast; protection and defense of critical infrastructure; liberation of the temporarily occupied territories.
In Pivdennobuzky direction the enemy carried out engineering equipment of the positions and carried out artillery shelling of certain units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He takes measures to restore combat capability and replenish supplies.
It is likely that the occupiers will not give up attempts to carry out offensive operations, sabotage, missile and air strikes on important military and civilian infrastructure.
The Defense Forces of Ukraine are taking measures to defend the bases (seaports) in the Black Sea operational zone.
• Mit diesen Karten ist das ja immer so eine Sache – aber hier mal die heutige Übersichtskarte aus dem britischen Verteidigungsministerium:
• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs (mit wenig Aussagen zur eigentlichen Entwicklung des Kriegsverlaufs):
The Russian occupants continue the war against Ukraine.
Hiding the real number of personnel and hardware losses, the military leadership of the occupying forces is trying to convince its own population in all achieved goals set by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Due to the urgent need to replenish the losses, the occupants are carrying out the measures of covert mobilization and removal of hardware from the long-term storage. Thus, in order to staff the separate units of the 4th Tank Division from the component of the 1st Tank Army, tanks T-72 were removed from the long-term storage. According to the available information, the hardware is in extremely poor technical condition and disassembled.
The Russian occupants continue actively using the transport network of the Republic of Belarus. There is an increase in the number of the air transportation of military cargo from the territory of the Russian Federation. For the most part, the enemy uses transport aircraft An-124 to transport the missiles of various types as well as ammunition. This type of delivery is used due to the blocking of railways in some directions.
The population of the Republic of Belarus does not support the engagement of its own Armed Forces in the war waged by the Russian Federation against Ukraine. At the same time, the group of high-ranking officials and generals from the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus are lobbying for military support for the Russian aggression and the issue of the Belarusian troops sending to Ukraine.
In the settlements of Kherson region there is an increase of terror of the local population by the occupants. The houses are searched to identify the Anti-Terrorist Operation / Joint Forces Operation participants, servicemen, volunteers and their families. There are numerous cases of abduction of women and the torture of local residents.
Also in some settlements of Chernihiv region, the occupants are distributing forcibly the so-called “humanitarian aid” to the local population in order to create the propaganda reports by the Russian mass media.
In the temporarily occupied territories, the enemy continues increasing the system of checkpoints in order to prevent the movement of local population.
The enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups located in Kyiv region do not quit the attempts to penetrate in the capital. The saboteurs change into civilian clothes and use cars stolen from the civilian population.
The enemy continues suffering losses in all directions. The Ukrainian defense forces are methodically eliminating the Russian occupants.
• Insbesondere die erneuten Angriffe auf Lwiw im Westen der Ukraine werden da (noch) nicht erwähnt:
#BREAKING Lviv regional administration confirming “three powerful explosions” near Kryvchytsy district. It’s close to the historic Lychakiv Cemetary and not far from a children’s hospital #Ukraine #UkraineWar pic.twitter.com/BWCk1anm9J
— Michael Bociurkiw (@WorldAffairsPro) March 26, 2022
• Da gezielt danach gefragt wurde: Die tägliche französische Lageübersicht:
Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry
Units of the Russian Armed Forces are fighting for the capture of Novomikhailovka.
During the day’s fighting, more than 30 servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces of 54th Mechanised Brigade, 6 armoured vehicles and 2 field artillery mounts of 46th Separate Assault Battalion were destroyed.
The offensive continues against the well-fortified concrete fortifications in Novoselovka and Novobakhmutovka settlements.
The defending units of the 25th Ukrainian Separate Airborne Brigade are suffering significant losses. Most of the fortifications have already been destroyed.
During the day, up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen were destroyed, 7 long-term firing points and 5 armoured targets in protected shelters were suppressed.
Operational-tactical and army aviation hit 91 military assets of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Among them: 2 command posts, 11 field depots with arms and ammunition, 2 electronic warfare stations, as well as 20 strongholds of Ukrainian Armed Forces units and 52 areas of military equipment concentration.
Russian air defence means shot down Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopter over Staraya Basan‘.
During the day, four Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed over Balakleya, Kiev, Chernigov. One Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle approaching Sevastopol in the airspace over the Black Sea was also destroyed.
In total, 271 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,627 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 167 multiple launch rocket systems, 669 field artillery and mortars, as well as 1,474 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.
In recent days, many Russian male citizens have received fake phone calls in which an answer-back unit informs them of a call to the military commissariat.
I want to emphasize, all such fake calls are made from the territory of Ukraine, are completely untrue and are a provocation by the Ukrainian special services.
I officially declare that the Russian Defence Ministry does not planning to call any citizens in reserve to military commissariats.
• nachgetragen: Die Rede von US-Präsident Joe Biden in Warschau hier – mit dem Schlusssatz (über Putin): For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.