Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 28. März 2022

Im anhaltenden russischen Angriffskrieg auf die Ukraine scheint sich die von Russland angekündigte Konzentration auf den Osten des Landes bislang nicht auszuwirken. Unverändert berichtet die Ukraine von Angriffen auch im Westen und Norden des Landes – und anhaltendem Druck auf die Hauptstadt Kiew. Der Sammler am 28. März 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

In the last 24 hours there has been no significant change to Russian Forces dispositions in occupied Ukraine.
Ongoing logistical shortages have been compounded by a continued lack of momentum and morale amongst the Russian military, and aggressive fighting by the Ukrainians.
Russia has gained most ground in the south in the vicinity of Mariupol where heavy fighting continues as Russia attempts to capture the port.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The thirty-third day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion began.
The Defence Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct a defence operation in the Eastern, Southeastern and Northeastern directions.
Defensive battles continue in the areas of Topolske, Kamyanka, Sukha Kamyanka.
Grouping of Ukrainian troops effectively restrain the advance of the russian enemy in the directions of the settlements of Huliaipole and Zaporizhzhia.
In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian warriors repel the assaults of the russian occupiers in the area of the settlement of Verkhnotoretske.
In the Volyn and Siversky directions, there is the conduction of defence operations and other tasks in certain operational areas continues. The situation is under control and has not changed significantly.
The grouping of Ukrainian forces and means of defence of the city of Kyiv is deterring the russian enemy, which is trying to break through the Ukrainian defence from the Northwest and East in order to take control of key roads and settlements.
In the south, the main efforts of the Ukrainian Defence Forces are focused on the organization of defence activities in the cities of Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhia and Mykolayiv, to maintain of the certain areas of the sea coast, protection and defence of critical infrastructure. Stabilization operations and territorial defence tasks are underway in certain areas.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, the Ukrainian Joint Forces repulsed 5 russian’s enemy attacks per day. Ukrainian soldiers destroyed 2 tanks, an infantry fighting vehicle and one vehicle. The russian enemy also suffered casualties. The data on quantity are specified.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 4 planes, 1 helicopter, 2 UAVs of various types and 2 cruise missiles in the previous day. The Air Force was also involved in striking certain ground targets and occupiers.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

28.03.2022 (10:00)
Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry
The grouping of troops of the Russian Armed Forces, continuing a successful offensive, has penetrated 2 kilometres deep into the defence of the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and reached the southern outskirts of Novoselovka.
Units of the Lugansk People’s Republic advanced 5 kilometres during the offensive, capturing Ivanovka and Novosadovoye and reaching Novolublino and Terny line.
Aviation and air defence means of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down 4 Su-24 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force over Chernigov region, including 2 near Repka and 2 more near Gorodnya.
1 Ukrainian Su-27 fighter jet has been shot down near Kramatorsk, Donetsk region.
During the day, 19 Ukrainian unmannes aeriao vehicles were destroyed near Kapitonovka, Prishib, Andreevka, Balakleya, Bulgakovo, Bezymyanoe, Gorodnya, Zgurovka, Krasnogorlovka, Mandrykino, Mariupol, Termakhovka, Tolkachi, Chernobaevka and Yakovlevka.
In addition, 5 missiles of the Ukrainian Smerch multiple launch rocket system were shot down in the air near Chernobaevka airfield, Kherson region.
During the day on March 27, operational-tactical and army aviation hit 36 military assets of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Among them: 2 command posts, 2 anti-aircraft missile systems, 1 multiple launch rocket system, 3 ammunition depots and 2 fuel depots, as well as 23 areas of military equipment concentration.
In total, 308 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,713 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 170 multiple launch rocket systems, 715 field artillery and mortars, as well as 1,557 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.

• Die USA verlegen Kampfjets für Electronic Warfare nach Deutschland, wie das Pentagon ankündigte:

About 240 sailors and six Navy EA-18G Growlers will arrive in Germany on Monday as Russia’s war in nearby Ukraine drags on, chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.
The troops and electronic attack aircraft will deploy from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., to Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany, Kirby said.
“This is in order to bolster readiness, enhance NATO’s collective defense posture and further increase air integration capabilities with our allied and partner nations,” he said Monday.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs – eine wesentliche Aussage: Trotz der russischen Ankündigung, vor allem den Osten der Ukraine zum Schwerpunkt zu machen, gibt es weiterhin russische Verstärkungen rund um die Haupstadt Kiew.

The russian enemy is focusing its efforts on fulfilling the objectives of reaching the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Also, the russian occupation Command is making every effort to keep the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine under control.
In order to replenishment of losses of personnel, the military commissariats in the russian federation continue to recruit citizens to form so-called „volunteer“ units, which will be involved to ensure a kind of occupation „order“ in the occupied territories. The main requirement for candidates is satisfactory health. Experience in military service is not required. Also, rusian enemy take people with a criminal record.
Despite statements by officials from the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of the russian federation regarding changes in plans and priorities, the enemy continues to increase the number of troops around the capital. russian troops continue unsuccessful attempts to take positions from which they could attack or surround Kyiv.
Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to defend the city of Mariupol. Defenders of the city by their actions restrain the development of the russian enemies offensive in other directions. The russian occupiers continue to suffer heavy losses.
The temporarily captured city of Kherson is significantly resisting the russian occupation, and the russian enemy is forced to concentrate more and more forces of the russian military and the rosguard to keep the city under its control.
About 150 people from South Ossetia were transferred to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea for their further actions in the neighboring oblasts of Ukraine. Measures to covertly mobilize the population of the so-called South Ossetia in order to further involve it in the war with Ukraine have also been recorded.
Bringing the enterprises of the russian defense-industrial complex involved in the production of missiles to round-the-clock operation indicates a significant reduction in the arsenal of missile weapons.
Given the international sanctions to ban the supply of high-tech products to the russian federation, the import substitution process will have a long-term effect, given the lack of short-term prospects for self-manufacturing high-tech electronic equipment, which is an important component of missile manufacturing.
russia’s military leadership is trying to build up reserves and restore the combat capability of units that suffered losses during the first month of the war.
Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct defensive operations and carry out successful counterattacks in some areas.

• Und das Abendbriefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
Kalibr high-precision sea-based cruise missiles destroyed large ammunition depots near Ushomir and Veselovka, Zhytomir Region, from which a group of Ukrainian troops defending Kiev’s suburbs had been supplied.
On March 28, Russian aviation and air defence means shot down 3 more Ukrainian Air Force aircraft in the air: 2 Su-24s west of Korosten, Zhytomir Region and 1 Su-25 over Druzhkovka, Donetsk Region.
Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter, which was heading for the emergency evacuation of the Azov national battalion commanders who had abandoned their subordinates, has been shot down near Mariupol, 5 kilometres from the coastline over the Sea of Azov.
In addition, 1 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down near Chernobaevka.
Operational-tactical and army aviation hit 41 military assets of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Among them: 2 multiple launch rocket system, 1 electronic warfare station, 2 field ammunition depots and 24 areas of Ukrainian military equipment concentration.
In total, 123 aircfaft and 74 helicopters, 309 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,721 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 172 multiple launch rocket systems, 721 field artillery and mortars, as well as 1,568 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.

• Interessante Angaben im Intel Update der Briten:

Russian Private Military Company the Wagner Group has deployed to eastern Ukraine.
They are expected to deploy more than 1,000 mercenaries, including senior leaders of the organisation, to undertake combat operations.
Due to heavy losses and a largely stalled invasion, Russia has highly likely been forced to reprioritise Wagner personnel for Ukraine at the expense of operations in Africa and Syria.