Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine ist die lange umkämpfte Hafenstadt Mariupol unter russischer Kontrolle, und offensichtlich versuchen die russischen Streitkräfte, den Hafen wieder nutzbar zu machen. Britische Erkenntnisse deuten darauf hin, dass die russischen Einheiten zunehmend Probleme mit ihren Drohnen haben. Der Sammler am 21. Mai 2022:
• Das britische Intel Update:
The Russia-Ukraine war has seen Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) playing a pivotal role for both sides although they have suffered a high rate of attrition. UAVs have proved vulnerable both to being shot down and to electronic jamming.
Russia has attempted to implement the concept of ‘Reconnaissance Strike’ it refined in Syria, which uses reconnaissance UAVs to identify targets to be struck by combat jets or artillery.
Russia is likely experiencing a shortage of appropriate reconnaissance UAVs for this task, which is exacerbated by limitations in its domestic manufacturing capacity resulting from sanctions.
Crewed Russian aircraft mostly continue to avoid conducting sorties over Ukrainian territory, likely because of the threat from intact Ukrainian air defence missiles systems.
If Russia continues to lose UAVs at its current rate, Russian forces intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability will be further degraded, negatively impacting operational effectiveness.
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on May 21, 2022.
The eighty-seventh 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 in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and maintain the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea.
The shelling continues along the entire line of contact and in the depths of the defence of our troops in the Donetsk operational area and in the Slovyansk direction.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, in general, the situation has not changed significantly. There is an increase in the system of electronic intelligence and electronic warfare in the border areas with Ukraine.
The threat of missile and air strikes on the objects of our State from the territory of belarus remains.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy fired on the positions of the Defence Forces in the areas of border Ukrainian settlements in the Sumy and Chernihiv regions.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the main efforts of russian enemy are focused on maintaining the occupied frontiers. russian enemy launched air strikes on the village of Tsyrkuny.
In the near future, the grouping of russian troops in the Kharkiv direction is expected to be strengthened by units from the 1st Tank Army of the Western Military District.
In the Slovyansk direction, russian aggressor is trying to resume the offensive. In particular, to ensure the forcing of the river Siversky Donets plans to build a crossing.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy is conducting active hostilities in the Siverodonetsk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Kurakhiv directions.
In the Lyman direction, russian occupiers plan to resume offensive operations in the direction of Yampil – Siversk with the forcing of the Seversky Donets River. In particular, in a certain area there is a concentration of special equipment for guiding the pontoon-bridge crossing. To strengthen the grouping of russian troops and intensify the offensive, russian occupiers are transferring additional units.
In the Zaporizhia direction, russian enemy fired on our troops.
In Mariupol, russian enemy is taking measures to restore the port. In particular, conducts demining of port infrastructure.
In the South Buh and Tavriya directions, russian occupiers focused their main efforts on maintaining the occupied frontiers, conducting reconnaissance, engineering equipment of positions and logistical support of troops.
In the Kryvyi Rih and Mykolayiv directions, russian enemy does not stop artillery shelling of units of our troops. There is an additional deployment of barrel and jet artillery units.
Ships of russian enemy’s Black Sea Fleet in the Black and Azov Seas perform tasks to isolate the area of hostilities, reconnaissance and fire support in the coastal direction.
russian invaders continue to use terror tactics against Ukrainian civilians in the temporarily occupied territories. In particular, they prevent the evacuation of people from the Kherson region to the territory controlled by Ukraine and the opening of humanitarian corridors for the import of food, medicine and evacuation of the elderly, sick and children.
Eleven enemy attacks have been repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk alone over the past 24 hours, eight tanks, three artillery systems, ten units of armoured combat vehicles, three special armoured vehicles and six units of enemy vehicles have been destroyed.
Two ground-based UAVs were hit by Air Force air defence units, and the Air Force’s anti-aircraft missile units destroyed one UAV, a cruise missile, and hit one hitherto unidentified target (presumably a helicopter).
• Das Morgenbriefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
High-precision long-range sea-based Kalibr missiles near the Malin railway station in Zhytomir Region have destroyed a large batch of weapons and military equipment delivered from the USA and European countries for a grouping of Ukrainian troops in Donbass.
Russian air-based missiles near Odessa, at the Odessa Port Plant, have destroyed fuel storages intended for Ukrainian nationalists‘ armoured vehicles.
In addition, high-precision airborne missiles have hit 3 command posts, including the command post of the 109th Territorial Defence Brigade near Bakhmut, 36 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration, as well as 8 ammunition depots in Galitsinovo, Nikolaev Region, Nyrkovo in Lugansk People’s Republic, Krasnyi Liman and Ocheretino in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 4 command posts, 47 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration, as well as 1 ammunition depot near Drobyshevo.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 270 nationalists and up to 52 armoured and motor vehicles.
Also, 1 Ukrainian Su-25 aircraft have been shot down by fighter aircraft during an aerial battle near Belitskoe, Donetsk Region.
Russian air defence means have shot down another Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force near Novoaleksandrovka, Kherson Region.
Also, 14 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down in the air near Slavnoe, Krutaya Balka, Aleksandrovka, Krasnogorovka, Petropavlovka, Pervomaisk in Donetsk People’s Republic, Popasnaya in Lugansk People’s Republic, Novaya Kakhovka, Aleksandrovka in Kherson Region, Chervonyi Yar, Malye Prokhody, Kun’e and Brazhkovka in Kharkov Region.
In addition, 8 Ukrainian Smerch multiple-launch rockets have been shot down near Malaya Kamyshevakha, Kamenka, Brazhkovka in Kharkov Region and Chernobaevka in Kherson Region.
Missile troops and artillery have hit 77 command posts, 602 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration, including 1 training camp for AFU special operations forces with personnel near Lake Sasik in Odessa Region, 43 artillery and mortar units at firing positions, 2 MLRS Grad batteries, 10 ammunition depots and 1 Buk-M1 anti-aircraft system launcher near Mayaki in Kharkov Region.
In total, 174 Ukrainian aircraft and 125 helicopters, 966 unmanned aerial vehicles, 315 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,182 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 402 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,614 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,054 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
• Vom so genannten Koordinierungszentrum für humanitäre Hilfe im russischen Verteidigungsministerium gibt es, inzwischen an Stelle des vorherigen regelmäßigen Abendbriefings, tägliche Informationen zur Lage, die eine Mischung aus Übersicht und Propaganda darstellen. Der Vollständigkeit halber:
Vom 20. Mai:
The territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, where a group of Ukrainian militants of the Azov Nazi group has been blocked since April 21, has been completely liberated.
The underground facilities of the enterprise, where the militants had been hiding, have come under full control of the Russian Armed Forces.
Since May 16, a total of 2,439 Azov Nazis and AFU servicemen blocked inside the plant have laid down their arms and surrendered during the operation.
Today, the last group of 531 militants surrendered.
The so-called „commander“ of the Azov Nazis, due to the hatred of Mariupol residents and the desire of the townspeople to massacre him for his numerous atrocities, was removed from the territory of the plant in a special armoured vehicle.
Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the completion of the operation and the complete liberation of the plant and Mariupol city from the Ukrainian militants.
Vom 21. Mai:
The territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, where a group of Ukrainian militants of the Azov Nazi group has been blocked since April 21, has been completely liberated. A total of 2,439 Azov Nazis and AFU servicemen blocked inside the plant have laid down their arms and surrendered during the operation. Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the completion of the operation and the complete liberation of the plant and Mariupol city from the Ukrainian militants.
Moscow hosted Russian Defence Ministry Board Session chaired by General of the Army Sergei Shoigu at the National Centre for State Defence Control. The head of the military department said that groups of the Russian Armed Forces together with units of the Lugansk and the Donetsk people’s republics continue to expand their control over Donbass territories. The liberation of the Lugansk People’s Republic is nearing completion.
The Russian Defence Minister also noted that in connection with Finland’s and Sweden’s bid to join NATO, tensions in the Western Military District’s area of responsibility continue to rise, and adequate countermeasures are being taken. Sergei Shoigu spoke about equipping the Aerospace Forces and the Navy with medium- and long-range unmanned aerial vehicle systems.
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.
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.
Ukrainian armed formations continue to use of social infrastructure for military purposes.
Militants of Ukrainian nationalist formations and units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been carrying out looting raids in residential areas in Gulyaipole, Zaporozhye Region.
The Russian Ministry of Defence launches the multimedia section „Battle for the Dnieper: To Keep the Memory Alive for Ages“ dedicated to the liberation of Ukrainian SSR cities from the Nazi invaders.
Russian Defence Ministry has published footage of Ka-52 reconnaissance attack helicopter and Mi-28 multi-purpose attack helicopter crews and Grad multiple rocket launcher crews in action.
Over a day, 361 tonnes of essential goods and food have been transferred to the population of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, Kharkov, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. Over 17,000 people have been evacuated to Russia from dangerous areas of Ukraine and the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics.
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The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00 on May 21, 2022.
The eighty-seventh day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The greatest russian enemy activity continues to be concentrated in the Eastern Operational Zone.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, the situation has not changed significantly.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy fired on the settlements of Semenivka, Bleshnya, and Hirsk in the Chernihiv region. It fired missiles at targets in Zhytomyr and Poltava regions.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy continues to fight to hold the occupied frontiers. In order to prevent our troops from reaching the state border, it launched air strikes and fired artillery at the areas of the settlements of Chornohlazivka, Prudyanka, Dementiivka and Ternova.
Occupation forces are preparing to resume the offensive in the Slovyansk direction. During the day, russian enemy carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Velyka Komyshuvakha and Dovhenke in the Kharkiv region.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy is trying to break through the defenses of our troops and reach the administrative borders of Luhansk region. It inflicted fire on all weapons, including aircraft, on positions of the Defense Forces and civilian targets along the line of contact. In addition, it struck airstrikes on civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Vrubivka, Luhansk oblast and Bakhmut, Donetsk oblast.
russian enemy continues to prepare for the offensive in the Lyman direction.
With the support of aircraft and artillery, it carried out assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Lypove, Vasylivka, Marinka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk oblast, and was unsuccessful.
russian enemy inflicted an air strike on the settlement of Mykilske, Volnovakha district, Donetsk oblast.
russian enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhia directions. It carried out shelling of civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Vremivka, Donetsk oblast, Olhivske, Zatyshshya, Gulyaypole, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka and Kamyanske, Zaporizhia oblast.
russian occupiers did not carry out active hostilities in the South Buh area. The main efforts were focused on maintaining the occupied frontiers, conducting reconnaissance and activities on the engineering equipment of the positions. Mortar and artillery shelling of settlements directly adjacent to the line of contact continues.
The Command of the Occupying Troops of the russian federation continues to carry out covert mobilization measures in order to replace servicemen who have suffered casualties outside the territory of Ukraine. Work is underway to attract to the ranks of the armed forces of the aggressor’s troops persons who are on temporarily occupied by russian occupiers territories of Ukraine. To strengthen the groups, russian enemy forms reserves from the 36th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District and actively uses military transport aircraft to transfer manpower and logistics to the areas bordering Ukraine.
At the same time, russian occupation authorities are working on the so-called „nationalization“ of telecommunications companies.
russian enemy suffers numerous losses in the war on the territory of Ukraine. Defenders of the State continue to heroically defend our land.