Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 1. Mai 2022

Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine rüsten die russischen Streitkräfte nach ukrainischen Angaben auf: Aus den Depots in etlichen Teilen Russlands werde neues Material in das Kriegsgebiet geschafft. Der Sammler am 1. Mai 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

Since seizing the southern city of Kherson in early March, Russia has sought to legitimise its control of the city and surrounding areas through installing a pro-Russian administration.
Recent statements from this administration include declaring a return to Ukrainian control “impossible” and announcing a four-month currency transition from the Ukrainian hryvnia to the Russian rouble. The Russian rouble is due to be used in Kherson from today.
These statements are likely indicative of Russian intent to exert strong political and economic influence in Kherson over the long term.
Enduring control over Kherson and its transport links will increase Russia’s ability to sustain its advance to the north and west and improve the security of Russia’s control over Crimea.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The sixty-seventh day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone.
To increase the pace of the offensive operation, the command of the armed forces of the russian federation continues to take measures to strengthen the strike potential of its troops. Weapons and military equipment removed from storage in the Western, Central, Eastern Military Districts and the Northern Fleet are transferred to the border areas with Ukraine by rail.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, russian enemy did not take active action. There have been no significant changes in the situation in these areas.
Certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to cover the border in Brest and Gomel regions.
There is a threat that the enemy will launch missile strikes on military and civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine from the territory of the republic of belarus, as well as provocations by the enemy on the specified section of the state border of Ukraine.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy units fired on the positions of our troops from the territory of the Bryansk region.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy group continues to carry out air strikes and artillery fire on Kharkiv. The occupiers are conducting offensive operations in the directions of Izium – Barvinkove and Izium – Slovyansk. The enemy’s strike group continues to strengthen. Up to 300 weapons and military equipment were transferred to certain areas, and about a thousand mobilized persons arrived from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
In order to cover the advancing air forces in four designated areas, the enemy deployed two anti-aircraft missile divisions armed with Buk-M2 (SA-17 „Grizzly“) and Tor-M (SA-15 „Gauntlet“).
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, groups of russian enemy troops are conducting active operations along the entire section of the line of contact. The enemy is trying to carry out air strikes and artillery fire on the positions of our troops.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy is advancing in the direction of Krymka and Oleksandrivka.
In the Popasna direction, russian occupiers are carrying out assault operations in the direction of Novotoshkivske – Orikhove and they are fixed on the reached borders. In order to prevent the maneuver of Ukrainian forces and means, they are blocking them in certain areas.
In the Kurakhiv direction, with the support of artillery, russian enemy is trying to break through the defenses of our units in the direction of Olenivka – Novomykhailivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is fighting to reach the administrative borders of the Kherson oblast and create favorable conditions for the attack on the cities of Mykolayiv and Kryvyi Rih.
The previous day, the air defence units hit nine air targets: two Su-25 aircraft and seven UAVs.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts only, nine enemy attacks have been repulsed in the past 24 hours, eight tanks, one artillery system, twenty-four units of armored combat vehicles, one special vehicle and five vehicles (including two tankers) have been destroyed.

• Die Sprecherin des US-Repräsentantenhauses, Nancy Pelosi, hat als bislang höchstrangige US-Politikerin Kiew besucht. Aus der AP-Meldung:

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has led a Congressional delegation to Kyiv to meet with Ukraine’s president before heading to Poland for talks with officials there. (…)
“Our delegation traveled to Kyiv to send an unmistakable and resounding message to the entire world: America stands firmly with Ukraine,” Pelosi said in a statement released Sunday.
Footage released by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office showed Pelosi and other U.S. legislators in Kyiv. In video later released by Pelosi’s office, the speaker and Zelenskyy both thanked each other for their support in the war.

• Das russische Verteidigungsministerium veröffentlichte am Sonntag nur ein Briefing, gegen Mittag:

High-precision Onyx missiles near Odessa have destroyed a hangar at a military airfield with arms and ammunition from the US and European countries, as well as the runway have been destroyed.
High-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have have hit 7 Ukrainian military assets. Among them: 4 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, as well as 3 missile-artillery weapons and ammunition depots near Beryozovoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Slatino and Barvenkovo in Kharkov Region.
Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed 2 Ukrainian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems near Zaporozhye and Artemovsk.
2 ammunition and fuel depots near Privolnoe and Shevchenko in Zaporozhye Region have been hit, as well as 15 strong points and areas of manpower and equipment concentration.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 140 nationalists and up to 19 Ukrainian armoured vehicles.
Missile troops and artillery have hit 786 areas of concentration of AFU manpower and military equipment, 24 command posts and 3 misiile-artillery weapons and ammunition depots near Grushevaha during the day.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 200 military personnel and up to 20 units of military equipment.
Russian air defence means have shot down 2 Su-24m bombers of the Ukrainian Air Force near Petrovskoe, Kharkov Region.
Also during the night, 12 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down near Mezhevaya, Novobogdanovka, Mirograd, Shirokaya Balka, Priyutnoe, Torskoe, Staromykhailovskaya, Balakleya and Khartsizsk.
2 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles have been shot down over Tokmak, Zaporozhye Region.
2 Ukrainian Smerch multiple-launch rockets whave been also shot down over Semenovka, Kharkov Region.
In total, 145 aircraft and 112 helicopters, 672 unmanned aerial vehicles, 281 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,703 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 312 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,203 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,514 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.

• Nachdem es in den vergangenen Tagen bereits Berichte – oder eher Gerüchte – gegeben hatte, der russische Generalstabschef Waleri Gerassimow habe sich an der Frontlinie in der Ukraine aufgehalten, gab es am Sonntag ebenso unbestätigte Meldungen, er sei durch einen ukrainischen Artillerieangriff verwundet worden: