Nachgereicht fürs Archiv: Der Sammler am 28. Mai 2022:
• Das britische Intel Update:
By 27 May, Russian forces had likely captured most of the town of Lyman, in the north of Donetsk Oblast, in what is likely a preliminary operation for the next stage of Russia’s Donbas offensive.
Lyman is strategically important because it is the site of a major railway junction, and also gives access to important rail and road bridges over the Siverskyy Donets River.
In the coming days, Russian units in the area are likely to prioritise forcing a crossing of the river. For now, Russia’s main effort likely remains 40 km to the east, around the Sieverodonetsk pocket, but a bridgehead near Lyman would give Russia an advantage in the potential next phase of the Donbas offensive, when it will likely seek to advance on key Ukrainian-held cities deeper in Donetsk Oblast, Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.
On 26 May 2022, head of the self-declared, Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, told Russian state-controlled media that a referendum would be held if Russia captured the entirety of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
If Russia did succeed in taking over these areas, it would highly likely be seen by the Kremlin as a substantive political achievement and be portrayed to the Russian people as justifying the invasion.
However, the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to conduct a well-organised defence of the sector, and continue to impose a high level of casualties on Russia.
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on May 28 2022.
The ninety-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to perform tasks to strengthen the protection of the belarusian-Ukrainian border. This group was reinforced by electronic warfare maneuver groups operating along the state border of Ukraine. Training of reserve officers for the needs of manning units of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces in educational institutions of the republic of belarus continues.
The 9K720 Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) mobile short range ballistic missile system division has been relocated to the Luninets area of the Brest region. The threat of strikes on infrastructure facilities and units of the Defense Forces from the territory of the republic of belarus remains.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy is taking measures to strengthen the coverage of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. No significant changes in the activities of enemy units were noted.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy fired at units of our troops to prevent their further advance in the direction of the State Border of Ukraine to the north and northeast of the city of Kharkiv. Takes measures to provide logistics and replenish losses.
russian enemy did not carry out active offensive operations in the Kharkiv direction. It fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Ternov, Prudyanka, Ruski Tyshky, Kutuzivka, Varvarivka, Petrivka, Mykhailivka, Korobochkino and others. Conducted remote mining of probable areas of action of the Defense Forces.
In the Slovyansk direction, russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities, conducted intensive reconnaissance. The main efforts were focused on maintaining the occupied positions, replenishing losses and stocks, as well as creating conditions for the resumption of the offensive.
russian enemy carried out artillery shelling of civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Studenok, Sviatohirsk, Bohorodychne, Karnaukhivka and Virnopillya. russian army aviation forces continued to strike in the area of the village of Dovgenke.
With the support of artillery, it tried to develop offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Pasika, was unsuccessful, and withdrew.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy is conducting active offensive operations. Continues fire damage to our units along the line of contact, strikes missiles. Increased the intensity of operational-tactical and army aviation.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy continued shelling with mortars and multiple rocket launchers in the areas of Ozerne and Dibrova, where it struck airstrikes. It is trying to gain a foothold in the area of the Lyman settlement.
In the Sievierodonetsk direction, with the support of artillery, russian enemy conducted assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Sievierodonetsk, Oskolonivka, Toshkivka, had no success, suffered losses, retreated to previously occupied positions.
russian enemy is trying to develop success in the Bakhmut direction, to reach the rear of our troops and disrupt logistics. With the support of mortar and artillery fire, it carried out offensive and assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Nahirne, Vasylivka, Komyshuvakha, and Vidrodzhenna, but was unsuccessful.
In the Avdiivka direction, russian enemy used artillery on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Novobahmutivka, Novoselivka Druha, Vesele, Avdiivka, Pisky and Krasnohorivka. Inflicted air strikes on civilian infrastructure in the Yakovlivka, Avdiivka, Vesely and Kamyanka districts.
russian enemy did not conduct active offensive operations in the Kurakhiv direction, deployed jet and barrel artillery at the firing positions, and fired on the positions of the Defense Forces and civilian infrastructure near Marinka, Myslyvsky and Pavlivka.
In the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, russian enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Vremivka, Poltavka, Chervone, Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Kamyanske and others. russian enemy army aircraft operated near Olhivsky.
As a result of the actions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, russian enemy suffered significant losses and retreated in the areas of the settlements of Novopil and Novodarivka.
In the South Buh direction, russian occupiers were concentrating their main efforts on maintaining the occupied frontiers and fortifying the positions of the third line of defense. As a result of the offensive actions of the units of our troops, the enemy suffered losses and took up defense on unfavorable frontiers.
The fighting continues. The invaders fired on civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Osokorivka, Novovorontsovka, Blahodatne, Zorya and Tavriyske. Continues to increase the air defense system in the Kryvyi Rih direction. To replenish losses, the group provides obsolete T-62 tanks from decommission.
Over the past 24hrs, eight russian enemy attacks have been repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, five tanks, ten units of armored combat vehicles and four enemy vehicles have been destroyed. Air defense units destroyed Orlan-10 UAVs.
As a result of the actions of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy’s tactical company group with equipment and manpower was destroyed. In the Kharkiv region, servicemen of the Assault Troops shot down a Ka-52 combat helicopter.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
As a result of joint action by People’s Militia of Donetsk People’s Republic and the Russian Armed Forces, Krasnyi Liman has been completely liberated from Ukrainian nationalists.
High-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed the forward comand post of the 30th mechanized brigade of the AFU in Bakhmut and command post of the territorial defence brigade in Soledar.
In addition, 5 command and observation posts, 17 areas of Ukrainian military manpower and military equipment concentration, and 4 ammunition depots near Nyrkovo, Bakhmut and Mironovka of the Donetsk people’s republic have been hit.
Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 6 command posts, 1 communications centre, 4 ammunition depots, 2 Grad MLRS batteries, as well as 50 areas of manpower and Ukrainian military equipment concentration.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 260 nationalists.
In addition, fighter aircraft have shot down 2 Su-25s of the Ukrainian Air Force over Zagradovka, Kherson Region, and Barvenkoe, Kharkov Region.
Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter near Orekhovo, Zaporozhye Region.
Also during the day, 18 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down in the air over Zhovtnevoe, Pitomnik, Russkaya Lozovaya, Liptsy, Volokhov Yar, Glubokoe, Strelechya, Petrovskoe, Mikhailovka, Mospanovo, Malye Prokhody in Kharkov Region, Pervomaisk in Lugansk People’s Republic, and Voznesensk in Nikolaev Region. Including 1 Ukrainian Bayraktar TB-2 unmanned aerial vehicle shot down near Pokrovka, Nikolaev Region.
In addition, 1 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missile have been intercepted near Svatovo, Donetsk People’s Republic, and 7 Smerch rockets have been shot down near Sukhaya Kamenka, Kharkov Region, and Golaya Pristan, Kherson Region.
Missile troops and artillery have hit 57 command posts, 618 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, 42 Ukrainian artillery and mortar units at firing positions and 2 batteries of Grad multiple-launch rocket systems.
In total, 182 Ukrainian aircraft and 128 helicopters, 1,045 unmanned aerial vehicles, 324 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,297 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 444 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,714 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,245 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00 on May 28 2022.
The ninety-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya areas remains without significant changes. Certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to perform tasks on protection of the belarusian-Ukrainian border on a rotating basis, the grouping has been strengthened by units of brigades of internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic. The threat of missile and air strikes on objects on the territory of Ukraine remains.
In order to ensure enhanced administrative, police and counterintelligence regimes in the Republic of belarus until August 31, 2022, and temporary restrictions are imposed on entry and stay in the border with Ukraine Bragin, Loiv and Khoiniki districts of Gomel region.
In the Siversky direction, in order to prevent the transfer of our troops to other threatening directions, russian enemy keeps troops on the section of the russian-Ukrainian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. russian enemy rotates part of the units and improves the engineering equipment of the concentration areas.
russian enemy fired mortars four times at the positions of the border service units in the areas of the settlements of Seredyna Buda, Stari Vyrky and Znob-Trubichevska. In addition, an operational and tactical aircraft from the airspace of the Kursk region fired a missile at a civilian industrial facility in the Sumy region.
In order to clarify the position of our troops, russian enemy conducted air reconnaissance with the help of UAVs in Chernihiv and Sumy regions.
In the Kharkiv direction, enemy units are concentrating their main efforts on maintaining their occupied positions and preventing the further advance of our troops, and the engineering equipment of the positions in the area west of the settlement of Kozacha Lopan is underway.
In the Slovyansk direction, a group of russian enemy troops is taking measures to resume the offensive in certain areas. The enemy continues to transfer weapons, military equipment and other material resources from the territory of the russian federation to the Kupyansk district of Kharkiv region by rail.
After conducting reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles, it fired artillery at the positions of our troops in the settlements of Nova Dmytrivka, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dovhenke, Dibrova, and struck with helicopters in the area of Dovhenke.
With the support of artillery, russian enemy tried to develop offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Pasika, was unsuccessful, withdrew.
In the Donetsk direction, russian aggressor is conducting active hostilities in the Lyman, Sievierodonetsk, Bakhmut, Kurakhiv and Avdiivka directions. The main goal is to surround our troops in the areas of Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk and reach the administrative border of Luhansk region.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy units are consolidated on the captured frontiers in the settlement of Lyman. Assault aircraft struck three airstrikes near the village of Dibrova.
In the Severodonetsk direction, russian enemy, with the support of artillery, led the offensive in the direction of Borivsky, suffered losses, retreated to previously occupied positions. Conducts reconnaissance of the district in order to identify and suppress elements of the fire system of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.
In the Bakhmut direction, russian invaders are trying unsuccessfully to improve the tactical situation in the areas of Komyshuvakha and Novoluhanske. Fighting continues.
In the Avdiivka direction, russian enemy inflicted intense artillery strikes along the entire line of contact, and fighting continued. Assault aircraft struck in the areas of Avdiivka, Vesele and Kamyanka.
In the Kurakhiv, Novopavliv, and Zaporizhzhia areas, russian enemy waged a counter-battery battle and fired on our troops.
In the South Bug direction, russian enemy is concentrating its main efforts on maintaining the occupied frontiers.
Two cruise missiles with naval-based Caliber missiles are ready for use in the Black Sea.
As a result of offensive actions of units of the Defense Forces, russian enemy suffered losses and occupied the defense on unfavorable borders near Andriyivka, Lozove and Bilohorka, in Kherson oblast. The fighting continues. russian occupiers fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Pribuzke, Posad-Pokrovske, Blahodatne, Osokorivka, Novovorontsovka, Novooleksandrivka and others. With the help of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, the enemy continues to increase the air defense system.