Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 1. Juni 2022

Im russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine scheint der russische Vormarsch auf die Stadt Severodonezk im Osten des Landes nicht zu stoppen; nach ukrainischen Angaben ist der Ostteil der Stadt unter russischer Kontrolle. Unterdessen gibt es Pläne für neue westliche Waffenlieferungen. Der Sammler am 1. Juni 2022:

• Waffenlieferungen aus den USA und Deutschland für die Ukraine waren am (heutigen) Mittwoch schon hier und hier Thema; nach einem Bericht von Reuters erwägen die USA auch die Lieferung von bewaffneten Drohnen:

The Biden administration plans to sell Ukraine four MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones that can be armed with Hellfire missiles for battlefield use against Russia, three people familiar with the situation said. (…)
Gray Eagles, the Army’s version of the more widely known Predator drone, can also carry up to eight powerful Hellfire missiles.
The sale is significant because it puts an advanced reusable U.S. system capable of multiple deep strikes on the battlefield against Russia for the first time.

Das Pentagon hatte zuvor eine neue Liste geplanter Waffenlieferungen veröffentlicht, auf der sich zwar die angekündigten Mehrfachraketenwerfer finden, nicht aber diese Drohnen:

Today, June 1, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $700 million, tailored to meet critical Ukrainian needs for today’s fight. This authorization is the eleventh drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

Capabilities in this package include:

High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition;
Five counter-artillery radars;
Two air surveillance radars;
1,000 Javelins and 50 Command Launch Units;
6,000 anti-armor weapons;
15,000 155mm artillery rounds;
Four Mi-17 helicopters;
15 tactical vehicles;
Spare parts and equipment.

• Das britische Intel Update:

Russian ground operations remain tightly focused, with the weight of fire power concentrated within a small sector of Luhansk Oblast. Over 30-31 May, fighting intensified in the streets of Sieverodonetsk, with Russian forces pushing closer to the town centre.
Over half of the town is likely now occupied by Russian forces, including Chechen fighters.
Beyond the Donbas, Russia continues to conduct long-range missile strikes against infrastructure across Ukraine.
The strategically important bridge links Ukraine with Romania and with Ukraine’s ports on the Danube, which have become critical to Ukrainian exports after the blockade of Ukrainian Black Sea ports by Russia.

• Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodimyr Selenskij hat in einem US-Interview die Angaben zu den Verlusten des ukrainischen Militärs präzisiert:

„The situation is very difficult; we’re losing 60-100 soldiers per day as killed in action and something around 500 people as wounded in action.“

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on June 1 2022.
The ninety-eighths day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to perform tasks to strengthen the protection of the Ukrainian-belarusian border in the Brest and Gomel regions. Measures are being taken to check the combat readiness of certain units and military units.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy units are conducting engineering equipment of positions in the areas of some settlements of the Bryansk region, at a distance of about 3 km from the State Border of Ukraine.
russian aggressor fired a Su-35 missile at Bilopillya, Sumy oblast. Artillery fire damaged in the area of ​​the settlement of Seredyna-Buda, Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy continued to focus its efforts on maintaining its positions and conducting reconnaissance.
In the Kharkiv direction, russian enemy fired from barrel and jet artillery at the settlements of Oleksandrivka, Slatyne, and Tsyrkuny. It struck by helicopters of the army aircraft in the areas of the settlements of Vesele and Ternov.
In the Slovyansk direction, russian enemy regrouped its troops. As a result of the losses, in the Dovhenkyi district it took some units to the city of Izyum for reconstruction. In order to strengthen the protection and defence of logistics routes, it strengthened the group in the village of Kupyansk by moving the battalion tactical group. It conducted reconnaissance of the positions of our troops with the help of the Orlan-10 UAV in the areas of Izyum, Pervomaisky and Velyka Komyshuvakha.
In the Donetsk direction, russian aggressor’s units, with the support of the air force, are focusing their efforts on conducting offensive operations.
In order to inflict losses and deplete the personnel of our troops, russian enemy fires along the line of contact.
from mortars, artillery and multiple rocket launchers. Repaired the railway bridge crossing in the area of ​​the settlement of Kupyansk to restore the logistics supply of the railway branch Kupyansk – Lyman.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy reinforced units and regrouped them. With the support of Ka-52 helicopters, the offensive is in the direction of the Lyman -Stary Karavan, the fighting continues.
In the Sievierodonetsk direction, russian aggressor carried out assault operations in the northern, southern and eastern districts of the city of Severodonetsk.
In the Bakhmut direction, russian enemy is trying to oust units of our troops from their positions in the Belogorovka and Vrubivka districts. It used assault and army aircraft in the settlements of Komyshuvakha, Berestov and Nyrkove.
In the Zaporozhzhia direction, russian enemy carried out engineering work to improve the fortifications of the second line of defense. He relocated to the area of ​​Vasylivka settlement to the T-62 tank battalion and to the motorized rifle battalion.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka and Novopavlivka directions, russian enemy holds its occupied positions, inflicting fire damage with mortars and artillery.
In the South Buh direction, russian enemy’s main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied positions and creating additional lines of defense. In the areas of the settlements of Mykolayivka, Novopavlivske and Shyroke, it carried out massive shelling from multiple rocket launchers, artillery and mortars.
In the waters of the Black and Azov Seas, ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the russian federation continue to perform tasks to isolate the area of ​​hostilities and blockade shipping.
The storm tore from the anchor 2 enemy naval mines. One was carried by the waves to the shores of Odesa, where it was neutralized by specialists of the Navy subversive team, the other was blown up by our soldiers just at sea.
One carrier of naval-based cruise missiles of the „Caliber“ type is ready to use missile weapons in the Black Sea.
In the past 24hrs, nine enemy attacks have been repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk, two tanks, thirteen artillery systems, eight armored fighting vehicles and six enemy vehicles have been destroyed. In the South, in the Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts, the losses of the russian occupiers, in addition to military equipment, amounted to about seventy people.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

High-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 5 control points, as well as 29 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
Operational-tactical, army and unmanned aviation have hit 61 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 140 nationalists, as well as 9 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, 1 battery of BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 6 artillery mounts and mortars, 13 AFU vehicles of various purposes and 1 OSA-AKM anti-aircraft missile system.
Russian air defense means have shot down 1 Su-25 aircraft of the Air Forces of Ukraine near Sergeevka, Donetsk People’s Republic and 1 Mi-8 helicopter near Kharkov during the day.
In addition, 7 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down near Gorlovka, Golmovskyi, Yasinovataya, Varvarovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, Malye Prokhody, Novaya Gnilitsa in Kharkov Region, and Pyatikhatka in Kherson Region. Also, 2 Ukrainian Smerch multiple-launch rockets have been intercepted near Malaya Kamyshevakha and Kamenka in Kharkov Region.
Missile troops and artillery have hit 128 command posts, 169 firing positions of artillery and mortar batteries, as well as 623 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of up to 200 nationalists, as well as 24 units of weapons and military equipment, including 1 battery of 155-mm M777 howitzers, 203-mm 2S7 Pion mount, BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher and 2 ammunition depots.
In total, 185 Ukrainian aircraft and 129 helicopters, 1,077 unmanned aerial vehicles, 326 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,363 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 457 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,744 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,329 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00 on June 1 2022.
The ninety-eighths day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, the main efforts of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus are focused on conducting reconnaissance, engineering equipment of positions and conducting combat training activities. Mobilization exercises with military commissariats in the Gomel region are planned for June-July this year. The enemy remains threatened by missile and air strikes from the territory of the republic of belarus.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy did not take active action, no signs of the formation of strike groups were found. In order to demonstrate the presence and restraint of units of the Defense Forces, the enemy continues to maintain units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions.
From the territory of the Kursk region, russian enemy fired artillery at units of the Defense Forces in the areas of the settlements of Bilopillya and Stukalivka, Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the main efforts of russian enemy are focused on maintaining the occupied borders and restraining the advance of our troops. In order to reduce the offensive potential of our troops, the enemy fires at the positions of the Defense Forces with barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Ruski Tyshky, Zolochiv and Derhachi.
In the Slovyansk direction, russian enemy fired artillery at our units in the areas of Svyatohirsk and Ridne. It led the offensive in the direction of Dovhenky and Dibrivny, suffered losses and withdrew.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy launched airstrikes with operational and tactical aircraft in the areas of Avdiivka, New York, Novoselivka, Shcherbakiv and army aircraft – near the settlements of Rota, Pokrovske and Novoselivka.
In the Sievierodonetsk direction, the enemy is conducting assault operations in the settlement of Severodonetsk, has partial success, has established control over the eastern part of the city.
In the Bakhmut direction, russian enemy is storming the village of Komyshuvakha, without success.
russian occupiers did not conduct active hostilities in the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia areas.
In the South Buh direction, russian enemy continues to equip the positions and frontiers. Conducted air reconnaissance in the settlements of Ivanivka, Lepetykha and Zelenodolsk.
The enemy increased the intensity of fire damage to our troops with mortars and artillery in the areas of the settlements of Snihurivka, Vysokopillya and Zolota Balka. Continues shelling of objects of civil infrastructure and residential quarters, shelled the city of Mykolayiv.
In the Bessarabian direction, no significant changes in the activities of enemy units are observed.
In the temporarily occupied territories, the enemy continues to take measures to restrict the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens, restrict movement, carry out filtering measures and deepen the humanitarian crisis in these territories. russian servicemen rob civilians. In some settlements, the enemy organizes the restoration of damaged military equipment at the facilities of local enterprises. Thus, the repair of military equipment was found in the city of Berislav in the Berislav Machine-Building Plant.
russian occupiers blocked access of Ukrainian residents to Ukrainian mobile operators and the Internet in almost the entire temporarily occupied territory.