Aus Zeitgründen fürs Archiv eine knappe Übersicht. Allerdings mit einem wichtigen Punkt: Großbritannien hat ein Ausbildungsprogramm für ukrainische Soldaten angeboten. Der Sammler am 17. Juni 2022:
• Der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson hat Kiew besucht und unter anderem das Training ukrainischer Soldaten durch die britischen Streitkräfte angeboten – außerhalb der Ukraine:
The Prime Minister has offered to launch a major training operation for Ukrainian forces, with the potential to train up to 10,000 soldiers every 120 days. (…)
The offer to President Zelenskyy came as the pair discussed the situation in Ukraine, and how the Ukrainian people continue to inspire the world with their incredible resistance.
The UK-led programme would train and drill the Armed Forces of Ukraine using battle-proven British Army expertise, allowing them to accelerate their deployment, rebuild their forces, and scale-up their resistance as they continue to defend their nation’s sovereignty against Russian invaders. International partners would be invited to host the programme, if the offer is accepted by Ukraine.
The previous Operation Orbital saw the UK train more than 22,000 Ukrainian personnel from 2015 until the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The new programme would train forces outside of the country.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Over the last 24 hours, Russian forces have likely continued to attempt to regain momentum on the Popasna axis, from which they seek to surround the Sieverodonetsk pocket from the south.
In Russia, the war has accelerated the state’s long-term trajectory towards authoritarianism. In recent weeks, the Duma has started the process to introduce a 20-year sentence for Russians who fight against the Russian Federation.
Speaking out against the invasion is also being criminalised.
Despite the majority of Russians telling pollsters they support the ‘special military operation’, elements of the population both actively and passively demonstrate their opposition.
The “Freedom for Russia Legion”, recruited from Russians, has almost certainly deployed in combat alongside the Ukrainian military. Some high profile Russian officials have highly likely been side-lined after criticising the war.
Scepticism about the war is likely also particularly strong amongst Russia’s business elite and oligarch community. Migration applications suggest that 15,000 Russian millionaires (in US dollars) are likely already attempting to leave the country.
Motivations highly likely include both personal opposition to the invasion and an intent to escape the financial impact of the sanctions imposed on Russia. Should this exodus continue, it will likely exacerbate the war’s long-term damage to Russia’s economy.
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on June 17, 2022
The one hundred fourteenth (114) 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 positions and protection of the state border. The threat of missile and air strikes remains.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to conduct demonstration actions. The aggressor fired artillery at a unit of the Defense Forces in the border areas of Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied borders, preventing the Defense Forces from entering the state border and the rear of a group of troops operating in the Slovyansk direction. The enemy tried to conduct reconnaissance by fighting in the area of the settlement of Kochubiyivka. Our soldiers responded with accurate fire and the enemy retreated.
In the Slovyansk direction, the occupiers are concentrating their main efforts on continuing the offensive on Slovyansk. They are conducting reconnaissance in the area of Krasnopillya, the battle continues. The enemy tried to take full control of the village of Bohorodychne. Ukrainian soldiers successfully repulsed the assault.
Trying to create conditions for the development of the offensive on the city of Slovyansk, the enemy uses artillery in the areas of Dolyna, Krasnopillya, Dibrivny and Vernopilla.
The enemy did not take active action in the Lyman direction.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the occupiers continue to fire from barrel and jet artillery on units of our troops. Inflicted an air strike on the settlement of Ustynivka. Fighting continues for complete control over the city of Siverodonetsk. The enemy moves in the direction of additional units of jet artillery.
In the Bakhmut direction, the defenders of Ukraine repulsed an enemy assault in the direction of the settlement of Zolote. The enemy retreated. The occupiers tried to advance in the direction of Vasylivka and Berestove. Our soldiers fired and forced the enemy to flee.
No active offensive actions of the enemy were recorded in the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia areas. The enemy launched air strikes near New York, Avdiivka and Pobeda.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy used barrel artillery and jet fire systems in areas of settlements Kulbakino, Mykolaivka, Stepova Dolyna, Murakhivka, Novopavlivske, Shevchenkove, Zorya, Partysanske, Kvitneve, Novohrygorivka, Kiselivka, Kniazivka, Osokorivka, Lupareve and Posad-Pokrovske. Ukrainian aircraft struck at enemy clusters in Kherson, Kakhovka and Beryslav districts of Kherson oblast.
The aggressor continues to block civilian shipping in the northwestern Black Sea. In its waters there are two carriers of sea-based cruise missiles of the „Caliber“ type.
The enemy continues to suffer losses in personnel, weapons and equipment. During the day, in the Donetsk region, soldiers of the Territorial Defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a Mi-35M helicopter. There are successes in Zaporizhia as well. In the Kherson oblast, the enemy has significant losses in manpower.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
High-precision air-based missiles have hit 18 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration and 10 firing positions of Ukrainian artillery and mortar batteries, including 6 Grad MLRS batteries in Zaitsevo, Kurdyumovka, Dzerzhinsk, Bakhmut, Artemovo and Ocheretino in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Also, the headquarters of Azov nationalist formation has been destroyed near Pesochin, Kharkov Region.
In addition, 2 ammunition depots of missile and artillery weapons have been destroyed near Spornoe and Vyemka in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 58 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 200 nationalists, 2 launchers of Buk-M1 and Osa-AKM systems near Krasnaya Gora and Artemovsk in Donetsk People’s Republic, 1 ammunition depot near Lisichansk in Luhansk People’s Republic, 10 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, six field artillery guns, 4 multiple rocket launchers and 9 special vehicles.
Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Su-25 aircraft of Ukrainian Air Force near Mazanovka, Kharkov region.
15 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down near Mirnoe, Zelenyi Gai in Nikolaev region, Malye Prokhody, Suligovka, Malaya Kamyshevakha, Dolgen’koe, Rassokhovatoe, Chkalovskoe in Kharkov region, Bryanka, Frunze, Novoivanovka in Lugansk People’s Republic, Tripoll’e in Donetsk People’s Republic, including 1 Bayraktar-TB2 near Chernobaevka in Kherson region.
In addition, 1 Tochka-U operational-tactical missile system has been intercepted near Krasnyy Luch in Lugansk People’s Republic, as well as 8 rockets of Uragan MLRS near Chernobaevka in Kherson region, Liptsy in Kharkov region, Verhnetoretskoe, Novoselka in Donetsk People’s Republic and Nikolaevka in Lugansk People’s Republic.
Missile troops and artillery have hit 203 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration and 38 firing positions of AFU artillery units.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 350 nationalists, 1 AFU unmanned aerial vehicle control post near Ukrainka in Nikolaev region, 8 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 3 BM-21 Grad MLRS combat vehicles, 3 field artillery guns and 11 special vehicles have been destroyed overnight.
In total, 205 Ukrainian airplanes and 131 helicopters, 1,233 unmanned aerial vehicles, 342 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,587 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 539 multiple launch rocket systems, 2,013 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,658 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 18:00 on June 17, 2022
he one hundred fourteenth (114) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions without changes. Combat training activities are being carried out with the personnel of engineering units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy fired on civilian infrastructure near Mezenivka and Hlukhiv, Sumy region. In addition, enemy aircraft struck two settlements in the Sumy region.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy carries out remote mining of the area. Conducted air reconnaissance using UAVs.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is trying to prevent units of the Defense Forces from entering the state border of Ukraine and the rear of the russian group of troops operating in the Slovyansk direction.
In order to identify weaknesses in the defense of our troops in the areas of Dementiyivka, Rubizhne and Pyatihatki, the enemy used sabotage and reconnaissance groups. Ukrainian soldiers found them and inflicted losses. The enemy retreated. Not far from Kochubiivka, the occupiers tried to conduct reconnaissance by fighting. Our defenders did not give them any chance of success and the enemy retreated with losses.
russian occupiers fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Tsyrkuny, Verkhniy Saltiv, Pishchane, Ruska Lozova and Krynychne.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on continuing the offensive in the direction of the city of Slovyansk, the fighting continues. He tried to conduct reconnaissance near Krasnopilla by battle, was unsuccessful, and retreated.
The enemy carried out systematic artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Dibrivne, Pashkove, Hrushuvakha, Kurulka, and Velyka Komyshuvakha.
Units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine forced the enemy to leave the village of Dmytrivka, Izium district, Kharkiv oblast.
The enemy did not take active action in the Lyman direction. It fired at the positions of our artillery units.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the occupiers continue to fire from artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. In addition, they launched air strikes on the positions of our units near Syrotyn and Borivske.
Fighting continues to establish full control over the city of Siverodonetsk.
Our soldiers successfully repulsed the assault in the areas of Sirotin and Metolkino. The enemy withdrew to the previously occupied positions.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Mykolaivka, Bilohorivka, Pokrovske, Zaitseve and Stepne.
Near Hirske, Ukrainian defenders stopped by selective fire an attempt of enemy’s reconnaissance by fighting. Also, the enemy again conducted unsuccessful assaults in the areas of Berestove and Kodema. He suffered losses and left.
After regrouping, with the support of artillery, the occupiers attempted an assault near Nyrkove. Ukrainian soldiers by fire forced them to abandon this idea. Now the enemy is counting his losses.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy did not take active action. It fired on civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Novoselivka, Krasnohorivka, Zelene Pole and Kamyanske. It struck air strikes on New York, Avdiivka and Pobeda.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy conducted air reconnaissance of UAVs in order to detect changes in the position of our troops and correct artillery fire.
In order to deter our units, it fired from barrel and jet artillery and mortars in the areas of the settlements of Topolyne, Knyazivka, Lupareve, Posad-Pokrovske and Novohryhorivka.
The occupiers continue to violate the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territory, to destroy and export to the territory of the russian federation the property of the seized industrial enterprises, to carry out measures of the administrative-police regime. The enemy does not understand and is afraid of total resistance from Ukrainians.
• Nicht Teil des Briefings des Generalstabs: Der ukrainischen Marine gelang es nach eigenen Angaben, einen Schlepper der russischen Schwarzmeerflotte mit einem Lenkflugkörper zu versenken. Das Schiff habe der Versorgung der umkämpften Schlangeninsel gedient.