Bin weiterhin unterwegs, deshalb wieder knapp fürs Archiv der Sammler für den 12. Mai 2022 (wesentlicher Punkt: Die Erklärung der finnischen Staatsspitze zum Beitritt des Landes zur NATO):
The seventy-eighth 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.
russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson oblasts and maintain the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Seversky directions, certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to carry out tasks to strengthen the Ukrainian-belarusian border in the Brest and Gomel regions. The threat of missile and bomb strikes on objects on the territory of our State from the territory of belarus remains.
At the checkpoints and in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions there are reinforced units of the FSS border service, as well as units of the armed forces of the russian federation. In addition, the russian occupiers carried out artillery shelling of settlements in the Horodnyansky district of the Chernihiv oblast and launched an air strike on the settlement in the Shostka district of the Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy is regrouping troops in order to prevent further advance of our troops in the direction of the state border of Ukraine. In the areas north of the city of Kharkiv, russian enemy fires artillery at units of our troops in order to inflict losses on manpower, weapons and military equipment.
In the Slovyansk direction, russian occupiers are regrouping troops to resume the offensive on Barvinkove and Slovyansk. To strengthen the advanced units, the enemy moved the battalion tactical group.
In order to replenish the units that suffered casualties and provide logistical support to the group of troops, russian enemy moved about 300 units of weapons and military equipment to the designated area.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy units are trying to develop offensive operations in the Lyman, Severodonetsk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Kurakhiv directions. The main task remains to establish full control over Rubizhne, capture Lyman and Severodonetsk.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy crossed the Siversky Donets River to enter the main forces and conduct an offensive. In the direction of Siversk leads the offensive in the direction of the Zelena Dolyna and Novoselivka. Fighting continues.
To ensure overcoming the water barrier, russian aggressor from the territory of the russian federation in the direction of Kreminna threw the equipment of the pontoon-bridge park.
In the Severodonetsk direction, russian enemy is advancing in the direction of Kudryashivka, Severodonetsk, with partial success.
In the Bakhmut direction, russian enemy is storming Pervomaisk and Komyshuvakha, and fighting continues.
In the Avdiivka direction, russian enemy is storming Novobakhmutivka and Novokalynove.
In the Kurakhiv direction, russian enemy is advancing in the directions of Stepne – Novomykhailivka, Slavne – Novomykhailivka and Oleksandrivka – Marinka. Fighting continues.
In Mariupol, the main efforts of russian occupiers are focused on blocking and trying to destroy our units in the area of the Azovstal plant. The enemy does not stop inflicting air strikes.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, russian enemy fired at units of our troops with high-barreled artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
In the South Buh and Tavriya directions, russian enemy is trying to improve its tactical position.
In the Mykolayiv and Kryvyi Rih directions, russian enemy continues to fire artillery at the positions of our troops. In order to detect changes in the position of the Defence Forces, russian enemy conducts air reconnaissance, including the use of UAVs.
Besides, in the Mykolayiv direction, around Nova Kakhovka the enemy carries out preparation of engineering divisions for guidance of pontoon-bridge crossings.
In the Tavriya direction, russian troops replenished their reserves and demonstrated in order to restrain the actions of our troops.
The situation in the Bessarabian direction has not changed significantly.
In the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, defenders of Ukraine repulsed nine enemy attacks, destroyed eight tanks, six units of armoured combat vehicles, five cars and one enemy anti-aircraft gun.
Air defence units shot down four Orlan-10 UAVs.
• Das Morgenbriefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
High-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 4 command posts, 34 areas of concentration of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment, as well as 2 ammunition depots near Novhorod-Siverskyi, Chernigov Region, during the day.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 320 nationalists and up to 72 armoured and motor vehicles.
Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Force have hit 120 areas of concentration of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment.
In addition, 1 Ukrainian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system radar station near Odessa and 1 missile and artillery weapons depot near Krasnopavlovka, Kharkov Region, have been destroyed.
Missile troops and artillery have hit 405 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, 12 command posts and 26 artillery units at firing positions.
1 S-300 anti-aircraft missile system has been destroyed near Koroych, Kharkov Region. 3 Smerch multiple-launch rocket launchers and 2 ammunition depots of the Ukrainian armed forces have also been destroyed near Razdolie in Kharkov Region and Slavyansk in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Air defence means have shot down 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Velikie Prokhody, Velikaya Kamyshevakha in Kharkov Region, Panteleimonovka, Avdeevka and Dolya in Donetsk Region, Oknino and Fabrichnoe in Lugansk Region, Glubokoe in Chernigov Region, Barvinok and Vladimirovka in Dnepropetrovsk Region.
1 Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle has been shot down near Snake Island.
14 Ukrainian Smerch multiple-launch rockets have been intercepted in the air over Zavody, Sukhaya Kamenka, Pimonovka, Izyum, Malaya Kamyshevakha in Kharkov Region, as well as Goncharovka, Topolskoe and Donetsk.
In total, 164 Ukrainian aircraft and 125 helicopters, 821 unmanned aerial vehicles, 303 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,013 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 364 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,471 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,824 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
• Die finnische Staatsführung – Präsident Sauli Niinistö und Premierministerin Sanna Marin – hat sich für einen Beitritt Finnlands zur NATO ausgesprochen:
During this spring, an important discussion on Finland’s possible NATO membership has taken place. Time has been needed to let Parliament and the whole society establish their stands on the matter. Time has been needed for close international contacts with NATO and its member countries, as well as with Sweden. We have wanted to give the discussion the space it required.
Now that the moment of decision-making is near, we state our equal views, also for information to the parliamentary groups and parties. NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security. As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defence alliance. Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay. We hope that the national steps still needed to make this decision will be taken rapidly within the next few days.
The seventy-eighth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian enemy is trying to continue a full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone.
No active actions of russian enemy were noted in the Volyn and Polissya directions. According to available information, the second stage of the readiness check of the units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus under the leadership of the Chief of the General Staff continues. A scheduled inspection of the readiness of the alarm system was carried out.
The threat of missile and bomb strikes from the republic of belarus on infrastructure facilities on the territory of Ukraine continues.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy continues to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. It carried out shelling of the border areas of Ukraine.
It is likely that russian enemy will continue to conduct demonstrations on this section of the state border of Ukraine and shelling from the territory of the russian federation in order to prevent the movement of units of our troops in other directions.
In the Kharkiv direction, the main efforts of russian enemy were focused on preventing the advance of our troops and the liberation of the territories temporarily occupied by the russian occupiers. During the day, the enemy fired on the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Pitomnyk and Ruski Tyshky.
russian enemy did not take active action in the Slovyansk direction. It main efforts were focused on replenishing supplies of material and technical means to increase offensive capabilities. It carried out shelling in the areas of settlements along the line of contact. Carried out air reconnaissance with the help of UAVs „Orlan-10“.
In the Donetsk direction, the occupiers used mortars, artillery, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and launched rocket-bomb air strikes to destroy the fortifications of Ukrainian units.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy is trying to capture the area on the right bank of the Siversky Donets River and gain a foothold in the area of the settlement of Oleksandrivka. It carried out assault operations in the direction of the settlement of Novoselivka, but was unsuccessful.
In the Severodonetsk direction, the enemy continues to storm in the area of the settlement of Voyevodivka, without success.
In the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Kurakhiv areas, russian enemy is storming in order to improve the tactical position of its troops, but has no success.
In the city of Mariupol, russian enemy continued to launch artillery and air strikes, focusing its efforts on blocking our units in the area of the Azovstal plant.
russian occupiers conducted air reconnaissance using UAVs in the Pokrovsk, Slovyansk and Pavlograd districts.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities, continues to hold positions. His main efforts were focused on the fire damage to units of our troops and the expansion of the electronic warfare system.
According to available information, the enemy has built up the air defense system in the western part of the Crimean peninsula.
russian occupiers continue to suffer losses in almost all directions.
• Das Abendbriefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
High-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 4 command posts, 38 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, 4 ammunition depots near Soledar in the Donetsk People’s Republic, and 1 US-made counter-battery radar station near Kharkov.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 170 nationalists and up to 41 armoured and motor vehicles.
Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 45 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration as well as 1 fuel depot for Ukrainian military equipment near Vrubovka, Lugansk People’s Republic.
Artillery units have hit 14 command posts, 7 artillery units at firing positions and 358 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration.
In addition, 1 S-300 anti-aircraft missile launcher has been also destroyed near Dolina, Kharkov Region.
During the day, air defence means have shot down 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Glubokoe, Liptsy in Kharkov Region, Aleksandrovka and Donetsk, as well as 10 rockets from Smerch MLRS near Polevoe in the Donetsk People’s Republic.
In addition, 1 unmanned aerial vehicle has been shot down in the air over Snake Island and 3 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles have been intercepted.
In total, 164 Ukrainian aircraft and 125 helicopters, 827 unmanned aerial vehicles, 304 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,022 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 366 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,479 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,832 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.