Heute mal wieder knapp & schnörkellos: Der Sammler am 19. Mai 2022:
• Das britische Intel Update:
In recent weeks, Russia has fired senior commanders who are considered to have performed poorly during the opening stages of its invasion of Ukraine.
Lieutenant General Serhiy Kisel, who commanded the elite 1st Guards Tank Army, has been suspended for his failure to capture Kharkiv.
Vice Admiral Igor Osipov, who commanded Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, has also likely been suspended following the sinking of the cruiser Moskva in April.
Russian Chief of the General Staff Valeriy Gerasimov likely remains in post, but it is unclear whether he retains the confidence of President Putin.
A culture of cover-ups and scape-goating is probably prevalent within the Russian military and security system.
Many officials involved in the invasion of Ukraine will likely be increasingly distracted by efforts to avoid personal culpability for Russia’s operational set-backs.
This will likely place further strain on Russia’s centralised model of command and control, as officers increasingly seek to defer key decisions to their superiors. It will be difficult for Russia to regain the initiative under these conditions.
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on May 19, 2022.
The eighty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. The main focus of the enemy is on the Donetsk direction.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya areas remains without significant changes. The threat of missile and bomb strikes remains from the territory of the republic of belarus on the objects of civil and military infrastructure on the territory of Ukraine.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy units continue to equip additional firing positions and defensive structures in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions.
russian enemy fired artillery and mortars at settlements in the Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts, and fired missiles at the Desna settlement. russian enemy continues attempts to conduct air reconnaissance with the help of UAVs in this direction.
In the Kharkiv direction, the main efforts of russian occupiers were focused on maintaining the occupied borders, conducting counterattacks in order to restore lost positions. The use of sabotage and reconnaissance groups by the enemy is noted.
In the Slovyansk direction, russian enemy is trying to improve the tactical situation. With the support of artillery, it fought in the area of the settlement of Velyka Komyshuvakha, had no success, suffered significant losses in some areas and was forced to withdraw to previously occupied positions.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy fired on civilian infrastructure, fired missiles and tried to gain a foothold in previously occupied positions. It used operational-tactical and army aircraft to destroy civilian objects in the areas of the settlements of Loskutivka, Katerynivka, Novomykhailivka and Orikhove.
In the Severodonetsk direction, russian occupiers launched an offensive and carried out assault operations in the area of the settlement of Ustynivka, but were unsuccessful.
In the Bakhmut direction, russian enemy launched an offensive to improve the tactical situation. He tried to carry out assault operations in the area of Zolote-4, but was unsuccessful.
In the Avdiivka direction, russian enemy carried out offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Yuriyivka, suffered losses and retreated. russain enemy was not successful as a result of assault operations in the areas of Novokalynove and Pervomaiskoye.
In the Kurakhiv direction, russain enemy unsuccessfully launched an offensive near the village of Novomykhailivka.
russain enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhia areas. The fire of jet and barrel artillery and mortars affected the infrastructure and peaceful housing in the areas of the settlements of Huliaipilske, Novodanylivka, Malynivka and Huliaipole.
According to the available information, in the area of the settlement of Oleksandrivka, in order to replenish the losses of the 107th Rifle Battalion, which amounted to more than 50%, a replenishment of 260 servicemen arrived, who were previously involved in the Kharkiv direction.
The invaders did not carry out active hostilities in the South Buh area. The main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied borders. The enemy fired mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Lymany, Pryshyb, Trudolyubivka and Novovorontsovka.
No significant changes have been recorded in the Bessarabian direction.
In the absence of mobilization resources in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk oblast, the occupation military command plans to involve students of higher educational institutions in hostilities.
During the previous day, anti-aircraft missile units destroyed one plane and a cruise missile. Strike aircraft of the Air Force struck at the accumulation of enemy equipment, according to preliminary data destroyed about 20 armoured vehicles, ammunition and personnel.
Sixteen enemy attacks were repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions last night, eight tanks, seventeen units of armoured combat vehicles, four special armoured vehicles and six conventional enemy vehicles were destroyed.
• Das Morgenbriefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums (weiterhin nur via Telegram verfügbar, da die Webseite mil.ru nicht erreichbar ist):
In the past 24 hours, 771 militants of the Azov nationalist unit have surrendered at the blockaded Azovstal plant in Mariupol. A total of 1,730 militants have surrendered since May 16, including 80 wounded. All those in need of inpatient treatment are treated in medical facilities in the Donetsk People’s Republic in Novoazovsk and Donetsk.
During the day, high-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 7 command posts, including the command posts of the 24th AFU motorized infantry brigade in Nikolaevka and the 104th territorial defence brigade in Konstantinovka, as well as 11 missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depots near Bakhmut, Konstantinovka, Il’inka and Minkovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic and 26 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
1 S-300 anti-aircraft missile system battalion near Bolshye Lomzaki, Nikolaev Region, and 1 Buk-M1 SAM battalion near Slavyanogorsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, have been destroyed.
Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 2 command posts, as well as 58 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 340 nationalists and up to 62 armoured and motor vehicles.
Missile troops and artillery have hit 6 command posts, 295 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration, 43 Ukrainian artillery and mortar units at firing positions and 2 radio-electronic warfare stations.
Russian air defence means have shot down 15 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, including 1 Bayraktar-TB2, near Volchiy Yar, Borshchevka, Velikie Khutora, Malye Prokhody, Snezhkovka and Petrovskoe in Kharkov Region and Chernobaevka and Novaya Kakhovka in Kherson Region.
In addition, 12 Ukrainian Smerch multiple-launch rockets have been intercepted near Topolskoe, Malaya Kamyshevakha, Semenovka, Shpakovka, Glinskoe, Snezhkovka in Kharkov Region and Chernobayevka in Kherson Region.
In total, 172 Ukrainian aircraft and 125 helicopters, 942 unmanned aerial vehicles, 313 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,158 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 395 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,562 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,026 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.