Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine wirkt das Geschehen im Osten des Landes zunehmend statisch – auch wenn die Ukraine einräumen muss, dass die russischen Streitkräfte zunehmend, wenn auch sehr langsam einzelne Orte unter ihre Kontrolle bringen. Und: der Papst will sich in die Friedensbemühungen einschalten. Der Sammler am 3. Mai 2022:
• Das britische Intel Update (am heutigen Dienstag eher etwas grundsätzlich):
Russia’s defence budget approximately doubled between 2005 and 2018, with investment in several high-end air, land and sea capabilities. From 2008 this underpinned the expansive military modernisation programme New Look.
However, the modernisation of its physical equipment has not enabled Russia to dominate Ukraine. Failures both in strategic planning and operational execution have left it unable to translate numerical strength into decisive advantage.
Russia’s military is now significantly weaker, both materially and conceptually, as a result of its invasion of Ukraine. Recovery from this will be exacerbated by sanctions. This will have a lasting impact on Russia’s ability to deploy conventional military force.
The sixty-ninths day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian enemy is taking measures to replenish significant losses of equipment in units of the armed forces of the russian federation conducting hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. According to available information, in the city of Boguchar, Voronezh region, between April 27 and May 2, 2022, seventeen tanks and sixty BMP-1 were taken out of storage. They were sent to the Ukrainian territories temporarily occupied by russian troops.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions russian enemy did not take active actions, no signs of formation of offensive groups were found.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy continued shelling the city of Kharkiv and nearby settlements.
In the Izyum direction, russian enemy exerted active fire on units of Ukrainian troops.
In the Donetsk direction, the main efforts of russian enemy continue to focus on establishing full control over the settlements of Rubizhne and Popasna and advancing in the direction of the settlements of Lyman and Slovyansk.
russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the South Buh area. It continued to fire on units of our troops along the line of contact.
During the previous day, the Air Defence and Land Forces air defence units hit seven Orlan-10 UAVs and one Forpost UAV.
Twelve russian enemy attacks have been repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in the past 24 hours, six tanks, five artillery systems, twenty-two units of armoured combat vehicles and eight units of enemy vehicles have been destroyed.
• Papst Franziskus will sich in die Vermittlung im Krieg einschalten und sucht das Gespräch mit dem russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin – aus der Reuters-Meldung:
Pope Francis said in an interview published on Tuesday that he asked for a meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin to try to stop the war in Ukraine but had not received a reply.
The pope also told Italy’s Corriere Della Sera newspaper that Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, who has given the war his full-throated backing, „cannot become Putin’s altar boy“. (…)
The message was „that I was willing to go to Moscow. Certainly, it was necessary for the Kremlin leader to allow an opening. We have not yet received a response and we are still insisting“.
• Das Morgenbriefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums (mit Angaben zum aktuellen Angriff auf Odessa):
High-precision Onyx missiles near Odessa have hit a logistics centre at a military airfield through which foreign weapons were being delivered.
Hangars containing Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as missile weapons and ammunition from the US and European countries, were destroyed.
High-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 6 Ukrainian military assets.
Among them: 1 command post, 1 ammunition depot near Slatino, and 4 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.
Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Force have hit 69 strong points and areas of concentration of AFU manpower and military equipment.
Missile troops have hit the command posts of the 81st Airmobile Brigade near Dolina and the 77th Territorial Defence Brigade near Podolovka, Kharkov Region.
1 S-300 anti-aircraft missile launcher was also destroyed near Kulbakino, Nikolaev Region.
Artillery units have struck 54 AFU artillery firing positions, 38 strong points, as well as 195 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration.
Up to 230 nationalists, as well as 52 units of weapons and military equipment have been destroyed.
Russian air defence means overnight have shot down 6 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Berezovka, Odessa Region, Borshchevaya and Chernyshchina, Kharkov Region, Barvinok, Kherson Region and Mikhailovka, Donetsk People’s Republic.
Also shot down in the air: 1 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missile near Dmitrovka and 2 Smerch multiple-launch rockets near Izyum.
In total, 146 aircraft and 112 helicopters, 696 unmanned aerial vehicles, 286 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,783 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 316 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,255 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,590 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.
The sixty-ninths 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 between these territories and the temporarily occupied Crimea.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy operates as a group of the 6th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District, the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District, and the coastal troops of the Baltic and Northern Fleets. The city of Kharkiv continues to launch air strikes and shell artillery.
In the Izyum direction, the enemy, by forces of separate units of the 1st Tank Army, the 20th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District; The 29th, 35th, and 36th Combined Arms Armies and the 68th Army Corps of the Eastern Military District and Airborne Troops are conducting offensive operations in the direction of Izyum-Barvinkove and they suffers losses.
To support their actions, russian occupiers moved a battery of 240-mm Tulip heavy self-propelled mortars and a unit armed with Tornado multiple rocket launchers from the Belgorod region to the Izyum area.
In the temporarily occupied territories of Kharkiv oblast, russian enemy continues to carry out filtration measures. To do this, it additionally involves units of the Rosguard.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, groups of russian enemy troops, forces of separate units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps, the 8th and 58th Combined Arms Armies of the Southern Military District; 5th Combined Arms Army and Pacific Fleet of the Eastern Military District; the 2nd and 41st Combined Arms Armies and the 90th Tank Division of the Central Military District and Airborne Forces are conducting offensive operations on a certain section of the line of contact. The occupiers are carrying out air strikes and artillery shelling of our troops‘ positions.
russian enemy continues to focus on the offensive in the Lyman, Severodonetsk, Popasnyansk, Avdiivka and Kurakhiv areas in order to take full control of the settlements of Rubizhne, Popasna and develop the offensive in the directions of the Lyman, Siversk and Slovyansk.
In order to improve the system of logistics, russian enemy continues to deploy in certain areas warehouses with ammunition, fuel and oil, as well as organized a point for repair and restoration of damaged equipment.
At the same time, on some borders, russian enemy carries out the equipment of the second line of defense.
In the city of Mariupol, the enemy continues to block units of Ukrainian troops in the area of the Azovstal plant. Carries out fire damage by artillery and tanks on the territory of the metallurgical plant.
In the Tavriya direction, russian enemy continues to conduct demonstrations and manoeuvrers in order to restrain the actions of units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine and prevent their transfer to other directions.
In the South Bug area, russian enemy is fighting with the 8th and 49th Combined Arms Armies, the 22nd Army Corps, the Black Sea Fleet Coast Guard and the Airborne Forces to improve the tactical situation, and continues to fire on units of our troops. russian enemy is regrouping troops, increasing the system of fire destruction, air defence and logistics.
The situation in the transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova remains difficult. Units of the operational group of russian troops continue to be in full combat readiness. Armed formations of the transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova are serving in an enhanced mode. Preparations are underway for the evacuation of the families of officers of the task force of the russian troops.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky 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. In the area of the settlement of Khmelivka, Sumy region, the activities of an enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group were exposed.
Ships of the Black Sea Fleet in the Black and Azov Seas continue to launch missile strikes on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine, to isolate the area of hostilities, reconnaissance and fire support in the coastal direction.
Units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine continue to inflict losses on russian enemy. Thus, according to available information, as a result of effective and coordinated actions of defenders of Ukraine, units of the 38th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the Armed Forces of the russian federation lost about 60 percent of the dead and wounded.
Im Laufe des Tages zerstörte die russische Luftwaffe mit hochpräzisen Flugkörpern drei ukrainische Boden-Luft-Raketenstationen des Typs S-300, ein taktisches Raketensystem Tochka-U, ein Boden-Luft-Raketensystem OSA-AKM und drei Mehrfachraketen des Typs BM-21 Grad in den Ortschaften Mykolaivka, Volcheyarovka und Lysychansk.
Darüber hinaus wurden in der Nähe der Dörfer Krasny Liman, Kramatorsk und Kamyshevakha vier Radarstationen zur Erkennung von Luftzielen, sechs Munitions- und Raketenartillerie-Waffendepots sowie eine Radarstation zur Batterieabwehr aus US-Produktion zerstört.
Neununddreißig Militäreinrichtungen in der Ukraine wurden von taktischen und militärischen Flugzeugen der russischen Luftwaffe getroffen. Darunter befinden sich zwei Gefechtsstände und 36 Bereiche, in denen AFU-Personal und militärische Ausrüstung konzentriert sind.
Artillerieeinheiten trafen 11 Gefechtsstände, 54 Feuerstellungen ukrainischer Artillerieeinheiten, zwei Treibstoff- und Schmiermittellager sowie 342 Festungen, d. h. Gebiete, in denen sich Personal und militärische Ausrüstung der ukrainischen Streitkräfte konzentrieren.
Bis zu 190 Nationalisten und 31 Einheiten der ukrainischen Streitkräfte wurden mit Waffen und militärischer Ausrüstung vernichtet.
Russische Luftabwehrkräfte schossen ein ukrainisches unbemanntes Luftfahrzeug in der Nähe von Rudnya, Region Tschernihiw, ab.
Außerdem wurde eine ukrainische ballistische Rakete vom Typ Tochka-U in der Nähe von Nowaja Dmitrowka aus der Luft abgeschossen, und neun Smerch-Mehrfachraketen-Systeme wurden in der Nähe der Siedlungen Aleksandrovske und Kamianka in der Volksrepublik Donezk sowie in Semenivske, Donezkoje, Malaya Kamyshevakha und Chervonyi Shakhtar in der Region Charkiv abgefangen.
Seit Beginn der militärischen Sonderoperation wurden insgesamt 146 Flugzeuge, 112 Hubschrauber, 697 unbemannte Luftfahrzeuge, 287 Boden-Luft-Raketensysteme, 2.793 Panzer und andere gepanzerte Kampffahrzeuge, 319 Mehrfachraketenwerfer, 1.267 Stück Feldartillerie und Mörser sowie 2.598 Stück spezielle militärische Fahrzeugausrüstung zerstört.
(Übersetzt mit deepl.com)