Fürs Archiv nachgetragen: Der Sammler am 20. Mai 2022:
• Das britische Intel Update:
As many as 1,700 Ukrainian soldiers are likely to have surrendered from the Mariupol Azovstal steel factory. An unknown number of Ukrainian forces remain inside the factory.
Once Russia has secured Mariupol, it is likely they will move their forces to reinforce operations in the Donbas.
Staunch Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol since the start of the war means Russian forces in the area must be re-equipped and refurbished before they can be redeployed effectively. This can be a lengthy process when done thoroughly.
Russian commanders, however, are under pressure to demonstrably achieve operational objectives. This means that Russia will probably redistribute their forces swiftly without adequate preparation, which risks further force attrition.
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on May 20, 2022.
The eighty-sixth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian enemy is conducting an offensive operation in the areas of Lysychansk and Severodonetsk.
There are no significant changes in the state and position of units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus in the Volyn and Polissya areas. The threat of missile and bomb strikes remains from the territory of the republic of belarus.
On the Siversky direction the enemy carries out engineering equipment of positions around the settlement of Azarovka of the Bryansk region. It fired artillery and mortar shells at the settlements of Boyaro-Lezhachi, Brusky, Staryi Vyrky, Sumy Oblast, and Hremyach, Chernihiv Oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, russian enemy’s main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied frontiers. It tries to counterattack in order to restore the lost positions. Conducts enhanced air reconnaissance with the use of UAVs.
Fighting continued in the area of the settlements of Ternov and Vesele. In addition, russian enemy shelling was recorded near Ruski Tyshki.
In the Slovyansk direction, russian enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlements of Dovgenke, Velyka Komyshuvakha and Dolyna.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy intensified offensive and assault operations to improve the tactical situation. It inflicted fire damage from mortars, artillery, multiple rocket launchers and operational and tactical aircraft in order to destroy the fortifications of our units along the entire line of contact.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy carries out periodic shelling of civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Dibrova and Zakitne.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, russian enemy carried out assault operations in the direction of the settlement of Siverodonetsk, had no success, suffered losses and was forced to retreat. Conducts hostilities in the area of Toshkivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, with the support of artillery and mortars, russian occupiers carried out offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Vyskryva, while trying to improve the tactical position of their units near Volodymyrivka and Vasylivka. russian occupiers suffered losses in the area of the settlement of Alexandropil.
In the Avdiivka direction, russian enemy, with the support of artillery, conducted assault and offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Vesele. It suffered losses and retreated.
In the Kurakhiv direction, russian enemy carried out massive artillery shelling of civilian infrastructure, including multiple rocket launchers. It led the offensive in the Novomykhailivka and Oleksandrivka districts, but was unsuccessful.
In the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, russian enemy hit infrastructure and peaceful households with rocket and artillery and mortar fire, and waged a counter-battery struggle. In the area of the settlement of Novodarivka it suffered losses and retreated to its former positions.
russian invaders did not carry out active hostilities in the South Buh area. They fired on houses with mortars and artillery. The engineering equipment of the positions and the construction of the second line of defense continued.
There is a high probability of continuing hostilities in order to improve the tactical situation and reach the administrative border of Kherson region.
The situation in the Bessarabian direction remained without significant changes.
russian enemy naval groups in the Black and Azov Seas continue to block civilian shipping.
Fourteen enemy attacks were repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions over the past 24 hours, eight tanks, fourteen units of combat armoured vehicles and six units of enemy vehicles were destroyed. Air defense units shot down one Orlan-10 UAV.
• Das Morgenbriefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
During the day, high-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 4 command posts, 45 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, as well as 7 ammunition and fuel depots near Bakhmut, Berestovoe, Soledar, Pokrovskoe, Konstantinovka and Maslyakovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
In addition, 1 Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile system launcher near Seversk and 1 radar of the Ukrainian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system near Barvenkovo, Kharkov Region, have been also destroyed.
Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 3 strong points and 47 areas of concentration of AFU manpower and military equipment.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 280 nationalists and up to 59 armoured and motor vehicles.
Missile troops and artillery have hit 12 command posts, 213 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, 24 artillery and mortar units at firing positions, and 3 ammunition depots near Chuguev, Kharkov Region.
Russian air defence means have shot down 10 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Barvinok, Chernobaevka, Lazurnoe in Kherson Region, Grakovo, Malye Prokhody, Novaya Gnilitsa and Chkalovskoe in Kharkov Region.
In addition, 17 Ukrainian Smerch multiple-launch rockets have been intercepted near Topolskoe, Malaya Kamyshevakha, Snezhkovka in Kharkov Region and Chernobaevka in Kherson Region.
In total, 172 Ukrainian aircraft and 125 helicopters, 952 unmanned aerial vehicles, 314 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,168 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 396 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,571 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,039 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
• Als Reaktion auf den geplanten NATO-Beitritt von Finnland und Schweden will Russland sein Militär an der Westgrenze ausbauen und verstärken. Die russische Nachrichtenagentur TASS zitiert Verteidigungsminister Sergej Schoigu:
„Twelve military units and subunits will be formed in the Western Military District by the end of the year,“ Shoigu said, noting that tensions continue to mount in the area of responsibility of the Western Military District, which is also due to the possible admission of Finland and Sweden to NATO.
According to the defense chief, these countermeasures will be synchronized with the supply of modern weapons and military equipment to the troops. „This year, we intend to get more than 2,000 pieces of such equipment,“ he added.
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00 on May 20, 2022.
The eighty-sixth 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 and shelling the area along the line of contact and in the depths of the defence of our troops in the Donetsk operational area and in the Slovyansk direction.
russian occupiers are launching missile strikes on infrastructure facilities and residential areas in Ukraine. Artillery shelling of Ukrainian cities continues, resulting in numerous civilian casualties.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus (up to seven battalions) perform tasks on a rotating basis to cover the section of the Ukrainian-belarusian border.
According to available information, two missile divisions of the Tochka-U tactical missile complex and the Tornado multiple rocket launcher division have been deployed at separate ranges in the territory of the republic of belarus.
Meetings with conscripts are planned to be held in the Gomel region from June 22 to July 1 this year.
The threat of rocket bombings and artillery shelling from the territory of the republic of belarus has not disappeared.
In the Siversky direction, in order to clarify the position of our units, russian enemy conducts air reconnaissance with the use of UAVs, continues the engineering equipment of positions on the territory of the russian federation along the state border of Ukraine.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian aggressor fired artillery at the positions of our troops north of the city of Kharkiv. Inflicted air strikes and conducted remote mining on the routes of possible deployment of units of the Defence Forces.
In the Slovyansk direction, russian enemy group the main efforts are focused on conducting offensive operations, regrouping troops, as well as the accumulation of material and technical resources. The enemy fired artillery at the positions of our troops south and southwest of the city of Izyum. In order to clarify the position of our troops, he conducted air reconnaissance with two Orlan-10 UAVs.
According to available information, in the area of the village of Yaremivka, russian enemy is trying to build a pontoon crossing over the Siversky Donets River.
In the temporarily occupied territories of Kharkiv oblast, the enemy continues to block the work of Ukrainian mobile operators, distributes propaganda materials, and tries to broadcast russian TV and radio channels.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy is trying to conduct active hostilities in the Lyman, Siverodonetsk and Bakhmut directions.
In the Lyman and Siverodonetsk directions, russian enemy fired on the positions of our units in the areas of the settlements of Lyman, Siversk, Lysychansk, and Severodonetsk.
In the Bakhmut direction, with the support of artillery, russian enemy is conducting an offensive, trying to seize new frontiers in the area of the settlement of Popasna, but has no success.
In the Kurakhiv direction, with the support of artillery and assault aircraft, russian enemy launched an offensive in the direction of the settlement of Novomykhailivka (10 km south of Marinka), but had no success.
In Mariupol, russian enemy is filtering the local population.
In the Novopavlovsk, Kryvyi Rih, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia areas, russian enemy continues to fire on units of our troops.
In the South Buh and Tavriya directions, the grouping of russian occupying forces focuses on the maintenance of the occupied frontiers, conducting reconnaissance, engineering equipment of positions and logistical support of units.
russian enemy continues engineering work on the equipment of the second line of defense.
In order to prevent the offensive of our units, the bridge over the Inhulets River near Davydiv Brid was mined.
As part of the recruitment of units that suffered casualties, in the area of the village of Chornobaivka, russian enemy moved about 130 units of military equipment.
In the Tavriya direction, russian enemy took measures to provide logistics to the troops.
In the bessarabian direction, russian special services are taking measures to destabilize the situation in the region. Information about the mining of social infrastructure facilities and so-called „state“ institutions in the cities of Tiraspol, Bender, Dubossary and Rybnitsa has been spread again.