Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 26. April 2022

Im russischen Angriffskrieg auf die Ukraine konzentrieren sich die Kämpfe auf die so genannte Kontaktlinie, den seit Jahren bestehenden Frontverlauf zwischen den russisch unterstützten – und inzwischen besetzten – Gebieten im Osten des Landes und den Gebieten unter ukrainischer Kontrolle. Der Sammler am 26. April 2022:

• Das britische Intel-Update:

Russian forces are likely attempting to encircle heavily fortified Ukrainian positions in the east of Ukraine.
The city of Kreminna has reportedly fallen and heavy fighting is reported south of Izium, as Russian forces attempt to advance towards the cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk from the north and east.
Ukrainian forces have been preparing defences in Zaporizhzhia in preparation for a potential Russian attack from the south.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The sixty-second day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.
russian enemy continues to carry out offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to defeat the Joint Forces, establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and maintain the land route with the occupied Crimea.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the condition, position and nature of the russian enemy’s actions did not change significantly. The russian enemy did not take active action in these areas. Certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus on a rotational basis perform tasks to cover the Ukrainian-belarusian border in Brest and Gomel regions.
In the northern direction, there were no signs of russian enemy forming a strike group to resume offensive operations. In the districts of Bryansk, Kursk and Belgorod oblasts adjacent to Ukraine, russian enemy has strengthened the protection of the border and checkpoints, and is conducting engineering equipment for positions. russian occupiers in border areas have intensified anti-sabotage measures.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy is strengthening groups of troops, continuing to partially blockade the city of Kharkiv, and firing on units of Ukrainian troops and critical infrastructure.
russian invaders are trying to launch an offensive in the direction of the settlement of Zavody. Fighting continues.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, russian enemy is moving command and control points closer to the line of combat.
russian enemy fires on the positions of Ukrainian troops with the use of mortars, artillery, rocket-propelled grenade launchers along the entire line of contact, as follows:
in the Severodonetsk direction, russian enemy is fighting in the area of ​​the settlement of Rubizhne;
in the Popasna direction russian enemy is trying to capture Popasna, the battles continue;
in the Avdiivka direction russian enemy tries to conduct offensive actions and has no success;
in the Kurakhiv direction russian enemy unsuccessfully carried out offensive operations in the direction of the settlements of Novomykhailivka and Marinka;
in the Zaporizhzhia direction, russian enemy is conducting offensive operations in the direction of the settlement of Trudolyubivka, fighting continues.
russian enemy is carrying out massive fire and blocking of Ukrainian units in the area of ​​the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
In the South Buh direction, russian enemy, along the entire line of contact, carried out single shellings of Ukrainian units. Reconnaissance activity around the administrative border of the Mykolayiv area is noted.
In the area of ​​the settlement of Velyka Oleksandrivka, Kherson oblast, the defenders of Ukraine destroyed an ammunition depot and a large number of russain enemy personnel (more than 70 russian enemies were eliminated). The exact number of dead is being clarified.
Units of russian occupiers also suffered personnel losses in the area of ​​the settlements of Novodmytrivka and Bilousove.
russian occupiers continue to plunder the local population in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
Units of the armed forces of the russian federation are trying to conduct air reconnaissance over the territory of Odesa oblast. They suffer losses.
Ten air targets were hit by a grouping of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the previous day: three planes, four UAVs of operational and tactical level and three cruise missiles..
In the past 24 hours, six russian enemy attacks have been repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk, four tanks, five artillery systems, thirteen units of armoured vehicles, fifteen units of motor vehicles, two tankers and one anti-aircraft gun have been destroyed.

• Das Morgenbriefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

During the night, high-precision air-launched missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit four military facilities of Ukraine. Including two areas of manpower and military equipment concentration of the enemy, as well as two ammunition depots in the Kurulka and Novaya Dmitrovka districts of the Kharkov region.
87 military assets of Ukraine were hit by the tactical and army aviation. Among them: 79 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.
About 500 enemy personnel, 59 armored vehicles, artillery pieces and cars were destroyed, as well as more than 60 fighters of the nationalist formation Donbass in the area of the Rubtsy of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
In addition, two launchers of Buk-M1 and Osa AKM anti-aircraft missile systems were destroyed in the areas of Veseloye and Prishib, as well as two ammunition depots in the areas of the settlements of Novoselovka and Slavyansk.
Rocket troops and artillery performed 1299 firing tasks during the day.
37 control points, 114 strongholds of Ukrainian troops, 983 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment, 139 positions of Ukrainian artillery and 21 ammunition depots were hit.
Also, two Ukrainian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, a Tochka-U tactical missile launcher and an electronic warfare station were destroyed near the village of Barvenkovo.
Russian air defence means shot down 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of the settlements of Novy Mir, Ocheretino Mirnoye, Donetsk, Novolyubovka, Balakleya, Kozacha Lopan.
In addition, two Ukrainian Tochka-U missiles were shot down by the Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system in the air over the settlements of Tokmak, Zaporozhye region and Svatovo, Kharkov region.
In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 141 aircraft, 110 helicopters, 583 unmanned aerial vehicles, 269 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,576 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 287 multiple rocket launchers, 1,111 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,392 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The sixty-second day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.
russian enemy continues to carry out offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to defeat the Joint Forces, establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and maintain the land route with the occupied Crimea.
russian enemy continues to launch missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian infrastructure.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy groups from the 6th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District, the coastal troops of the Baltic and Northern Fleets continue to partially block Kharkiv and fire on it.
In the Izium direction, russian enemy units and subdivisions of the 1st Tank Army, the 20th and 35th Combined Arms Armies, the 68th Army Corps and the Airborne Forces, supported by artillery, are advancing in the direction of Barvinkove. In order to reconnoiter the positions of Ukrainian troops, russian enemy continues to use UAVs in this area.
In the areas of the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine, russian occupiers continue to hold field camps to restore combat readiness and train units. According to available information, up to five battalion tactical groups of russian enemy are in the immediate vicinity of the state border of Ukraine in this area.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy is taking active action along almost the entire line of contact. The main efforts are focused on taking control of Rubizhne, Popasna and Marinka.
In the Severodonetsk direction, as part of the regrouping of troops in the direction of Kreminna, russian occupiers moved to a tank battalion from the 90th Tank Division, as well as a pontoon-bridge unit from the 12th separate engineering brigade of the Central Military District.
To develop the offensive in the direction of the settlement of Lyman, russian enemy is building up a group of troops.
russian invaders do not stop artillery shelling and air strikes on Mariupol. The blocking of units of our troops in the area of ​​the Azovstal plant continues.
In the South Buh and Tavriya directions russian enemy continues to hold the occupied frontier, in some areas it tries unsuccessfully to improve the tactical position, improves the engineering equipment of its positions and carries out shelling of positions of our armies.
In the transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, units of the operational group of russian troops have been put on alert „Full“, the security forces have been transferred to a reinforced mode of service.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus perform tasks to strengthen the protection of the Ukrainian-belarusian border.

• Das Abendbriefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Im Laufe des Tages wurden 32 ukrainische Militäreinrichtungen von hochpräzisen Flugkörpern der russischen Luftwaffe getroffen. Darunter: 20 Gebiete, in denen ukrainische Arbeitskräfte und militärische Ausrüstung konzentriert sind, vier Raketen- und Artilleriewaffendepots in den Gebieten von Slowjansk und Druschkowka in der Volksrepublik Donezk, der Kommando- und Kontrollposten des 105. territorialen Verteidigungsbataillons und zwei Artilleriebatterien.
Die taktischen und militärischen Flugzeuge der russischen Luftwaffe trafen 33 ukrainische Militäreinrichtungen, darunter 23 Gebiete, in denen sich Personal und militärische Ausrüstung des Gegners befanden. Bei den Angriffen wurden bis zu 200 Nationalisten und über 40 gepanzerte Fahrzeuge, Artilleriegeschütze und Fahrzeuge zerstört.
Ein Buk-M1-Boden-Luft-Raketensystem in der Nähe von Sloviansk und drei Munitions- und Treibstoffdepots in der Nähe von Volne Polye und Chervonne wurden ebenfalls zerstört.
Die Raketen- und Artilleriekräfte führten im Laufe des Tages 100 Schießübungen durch. Fünf Gefechtsstände der ukrainischen Truppen, 81 Konzentrationspunkte feindlicher Truppen und militärischer Ausrüstung sowie 8 Artilleriebatterien wurden getroffen.
Zwei Mehrfachraketenwerfer in der Nähe des Dorfes Berezovka und ein Buk-M1 Boden-Luft-Raketensystem in der Nähe des Dorfes Komar wurden zerstört.
Russische Luftabwehrkräfte schossen sechs ukrainische unbemannte Flugzeuge in der Nähe der Siedlungen Brazhkovka, Kolesnikovka, Komissarovka, Kozinka, Lozovaya und Lenina ab.
Seit Beginn der militärischen Sonderoperation wurden insgesamt 141 Flugzeuge, 110 Hubschrauber, 589 unbemannte Luftfahrzeuge, 272 Boden-Luft-Raketensysteme, 2.588 Panzer und andere gepanzerte Kampffahrzeuge, 292 Mehrfachraketenwerfer, 1.124 Stück Feldartillerie und Mörser sowie 2.403 Stück militärische Spezialfahrzeuge zerstört.
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• Nur am Rande Thema in den Briefings – z.B. in dem der Ukraine erwähnt – ist die Situation in Transnistrien, des abtrünnigen und praktisch russisch kontrollierten Teils der Republik Moldau, das direkt an die Ukraine grenzt. Dort wurden am Dienstag zwei Antennenanlagen für Radiosendungen gesprengt – und die Befürchtung ist, dass damit, von wem auch immer beabsichtigt, diese Region Teil des russischen Krieges wird.

Aufschlussreich ist dazu der Bericht der staatlichen russischen Nachrichtenagentur TASS:

The recent terror attacks in the self-proclaimed Transnistrian republic can be traced to Ukraine, Transnistria President Vadim Krasnoselsky said on Tuesday. (…)
On April 26, unidentified assailants blew up two antennae of the regional radio center in the community of Mayak of the Grigoriopol district in Transnistria. On Monday, the building of the Transnistrian State Security Ministry in Tiraspol was shelled from hand-held grenade launchers and a military unit in the village of Parkany was attacked. There have been no reports about victims so far.

(Für Dienstag voraussichtlich abgeschlossen)