Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg auf die Ukraine gibt es weiterhin im umkämpften Osten des Landes wenig Bewegung. Unverändert scheinen die russischen Streitkräfte zu versuchen, die zweitgrößte Stadt Kharkiv unter ihre Kontrolle zu bringen. Der Sammler am 5. Mai 2022:
• Das britische Intel-Briefing:
Belarusian land forces have been observed deploying from garrison to the field, for exercises. This is in line with seasonal norms as Belarus enters the culmination of its Winter Training cycle in the month of May.
Russia will likely seek to inflate the threat posed to Ukraine by these exercises in order to fix Ukrainian forces in the North, preventing them from being committed to the battle for the Donbas.
Deviation from normal exercise activity that could pose a threat to allies and partners is not currently anticipated.
The seventy-first 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 Ukrainian Crimea.
At the same time, russian enemy is provoking tensions in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova. Carries out regrouping of troops in certain areas, takes measures to replenish reserves. russian enemy is trying to improve the tactical position of his units.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the enemy did not take active action.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy continues to shell the city of Kharkiv and reconnoitre the positions of units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine. In the area north of the city of Izyum continues artillery and mortar shelling.
russian enemy artillery shelling along the line of contact continues in the Donetsk and Tavriya directions. russian enemy uses operational-tactical and army aircraft to launch missile and bomb strikes in order to restrain the actions of Ukrainian troops.
russian enemy units are trying to conduct offensive operations in the Lyman, Severodonetsk and Popasnyansk areas, but have been unsuccessful.
In the Avdiiv and Kurakhiv directions, russian enemy continues to shell the positions of the defenders of Ukraine.
In the Mariupol area, russian occupiers are focusing their efforts on blocking and trying to destroy Ukrainians units in the Azovstal area. With the support of aircraft, the enemy resumed the offensive in order to take control of the plant.
According to available information, some servicemen of the 38th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 35th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District, after being taken to the recovery area, due to significant personnel losses, refused to continue participating in hostilities in Ukraine. The mentioned servicemen are in the area near the Ukrainian-russian border and are waiting to be transferred to the russian federation.
Units of militants of the 2nd Army Corps of the 8th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District, located in the village of Svativskyi district of Luhansk oblast, staffed by locals from nearby settlements have low moral and psychological condition, significant problems with weapons and equipment and not ready to perform tasks.
russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the South Buh area. It fired missiles and bombs at the positions of Ukrainian troops and the infrastructure of the region.
Due to the successful actions of Ukrainian defenders, russian enemy lost control over several settlements on the border of Mykolayiv and Kherson regions.
In the previous day, the air defence units of the Air Force and the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine had hit nine air targets: four UAVs (two of them anti-aircraft missile units of the Land Forces) and three enemy cruise missiles. Two planes were also hit. Previously – Su-30 fighters. The information is being clarified.
Eleven enemy attacks were repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts over the past 24 hours, five tanks, seven units of armoured combat vehicles and five units of enemy vehicles were destroyed.
• Nach einem Bericht der New York Times (in den Kommentaren zum gestrigen Sammler bereits erwähnt; hier der Übersichtlickeit halber noch einmal) erhalten die ukrainischen Streitkräfte mehr und bessere Geheimdienstinformationen der USA als bislang bekannt (und ohnehin vermutet). Deshalb hätten auch zahlreiche russische Generale getötet werden können:
The United States has provided intelligence about Russian units that has allowed Ukrainians to target and kill many of the Russian generals who have died in action in the Ukraine war, according to senior American officials. (…)
The targeting help is part of a classified effort by the Biden administration to provide real-time battlefield intelligence to Ukraine. That intelligence also includes anticipated Russian troop movements gleaned from recent American assessments of Moscow’s secret battle plan for the fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, the officials said. (…)
The United States has focused on providing the location and other details about the Russian military’s mobile headquarters, which relocate frequently. Ukrainian officials have combined that geographic information with their own intelligence — including intercepted communications that alert the Ukrainian military to the presence of senior Russian officers — to conduct artillery strikes and other attacks that have killed Russian officers.
High-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed aviation equipment at the Kanatovo military airfield near Kirovograd, 1 large ammunition depot in Nikolaev and 1 fuel storage facility for Ukrainian military equipment near Zhovtnevoe, Nikolaev Region.
In addition, the forward command post of the 17th Separate Tank Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 4 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, as well as 2 depots of military equipment at a military airfield near Kramatorsk have been hit.
Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 93 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration.
Missile troops have hit 2 AFU command posts, 1 artillery battery at a firing position, as well as 2 launchers and 1 transport and loading vehicle of Tochka-U tactical missile system during the night.
Artillery units have hit 32 command posts, 5 ammunition depots, 403 strongholds, areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, and 51 Ukrainian artillery positions.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of up to 600 nationalists, as well as 61 units of weapons and military equipment.
Russian air defence means have shot down 3 Ukrainian aircraft in the air: 1 Su-24 near Zmeiniy Island, 1 Su-27 near Ingulets, Kherson Region, and 1 Su-25 near Koshevoe, Dnepropetrovsk Region.
In addition, 14 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down overnight near Verbovka, Velykaya Kamyshevakha, Brazhkovka, Veseloe, Peremoga, Bolshie Prokhody in Kharkov Region, Barvinok in Kherson Region, Avdeevka, Dolya, Kamenka in Donetsk People’s Republic, Severodonetsk in Lugansk People’s Republic, including 1 Bayraktar-TB2 near Zmeiniy Island.
In addition, 2 Smerch multiple-launch rockets have been shot down in the air near Tarasovka and Vasilievka.
In total, 149 aircraft and 112 helicopters, 726 unmanned aerial vehicles, 288 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,834 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 325 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,306 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,646 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.
The seventy-first day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.
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 occupied Crimea.
At the same time, russian enemy provokes tensions in the transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova and in the territory of the republic of belarus. Carries out regrouping, takes measures to replenish ammunition and fuel. russian enemy is trying to improve the tactical position of his troops.
In the temporarily occupied territories, russian occupiers continue to steal the products of agricultural enterprises. russian side continues to accuse the Government of Ukraine of creating a humanitarian catastrophe in the territory controlled by the occupiers. Also, russian invaders imitate humanitarian activities with demonstrative distribution of food kits and medicines to local residents.
russian enemy continues to launch missile strikes on transport infrastructure to prevent the movement of humanitarian aid and military-technical assistance.
The use of mortars and artillery along almost the entire line of contact continues.
russian enemy did not take active action in the Volyn and Polissya directions. In the armed forces of the republic of belarus, it has been noted that certain units have been brought to a higher level of combat readiness for the purpose of verification.
Engineering equipment for positions in the border areas of the Kursk region continues in the Seversky direction.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy tried to restore the lost positions near the city of Kharkiv, made an unsuccessful attempt to attack near the settlement of Stary Saltiv.
Due to the constant sanitary losses of personnel, russian enemy is increasing the system of medical support of troops, using a network of civilian medical institutions in the temporarily occupied territories of Kharkiv region. The occupiers built a hospital on the basis of Kupyansk City Hospital.
russian enemy does not stop trying to improve the tactical position of its units in the area of the city of Izyum, carries out artillery shelling of nearby settlements, and it has no success.
Due to heavy losses, russian enemy withdrew units from the 4th Tank Division of the 1st Tank Army and the 106th Airborne Division of the Armed Forces of the russian federation to rebuild.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy tried to capture Popasna, take full control of the city of Rubizhne and provide favorable conditions for the continuation of the offensive in the direction of the cities of Lyman and Severodonetsk, but was unsuccessful.
In the South Bug area, russian enemy focused on fortifying positions, replenishing ammunition, fuel and logistics.
Administrative and police measures are underway in the temporarily occupied territories. russian occupiers continue to carry out filtering measures against local residents, preventing evacuations to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. At the same time, russian occupiers are taking measures to replenish personnel losses through accelerated training of military servicemen under contract.
High-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Force have hit the command post of the 24th Separate Mechanized Brigade of the AFU near Loskutovka, 2 nationalist ammunition depots near Seversk, as well as 28 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.
Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 45 military assets of Ukraine.
Among them: 2 command posts, 41 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration, as well as a missile and artillery weapons depot near Voyevodka, Lugansk People’s Republic.
Missile troops have hit 1 artillery battery at firing positions near Zarozhnoe, 1 battery of Uragan multiple rocket launchers near Nikolaev and 4 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.
Artillery units have hit 6 command posts, 2 ammunition depots, 152 strongholds, areas of manpower and military equipment are concentration, and 38 AFU artillery units at firing positions.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 190 nationalists and up to 43 units of weapons and military equipment.
Russian air defence means during the day have shot down 3 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles over Malaya Kamyshevakha in Kharkov Region and Seversk in Lugansk People’s Republic, including 1 Bayraktar TB-2 near Zmeinyi Island.
In total, 149 aircraft and 112 helicopters, 729 unmanned aerial vehicles, 288 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,846 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 327 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,323 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,662 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.