Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 22. Juni 2022

Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine haben nach britischer Einschätzung beide Seiten hohe Verluste und zunehmend Probleme, neue Truppen an die Front zu bringen: On both sides, the ability to generate and deploy reserve units to the front is likely becoming increasingly critical to the outcome of the war. Der Sammler am 22. Juni 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

Heavy shelling continues as Russia pushes to envelop the Sieverodonetsk area via Izium in the north and Popasna in the south. Russia is highly likely preparing to attempt to deploy a large number of reserve units to the Donbas.
The Russian authorities have not released the overall number of military casualties in Ukraine since 25 March.
However, the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) publishes casualty figures for DPR forces. As of 16 June, the DPR acknowledged 2128 military personnel killed in action, and 8897 wounded, since the start of 2022.
The DPR casualty rate is equivalent to around 55 per cent of its original force, which highlights the extraordinary attrition Russian and pro-Russian forces are suffering in the Donbas.
It is highly likely that DPR forces are equipped with outdated weapons and equipment. On both sides, the ability to generate and deploy reserve units to the front is likely becoming increasingly critical to the outcome of the war.

Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06:00 on June 22, 2022
The one hundred nineteenth (119) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian occupiers continue to launch missile and air strikes on military and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, certain units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus focus their main efforts on conducting reconnaissance, engineering equipment of positions and protection of the state border.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy, in order to demonstrate the presence, holds up to three battalion tactical groups and units of airborne troops in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions. The enemy fired mortars and artillery shells at the settlements of Seredyna-Buda, Myropillya, Sumy Oblast, and Gremyach, Chernihiv Oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is conducting air reconnaissance in order to identify the locations of our troops. The aggressor carried out intense artillery shelling of Ukrainian positions near Kharkiv, Staryi Saltiv, Rubizhne and Chepil. In addition, the enemy fired from barrel and jet artillery at civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Ukrainka, Petrivka, Shevelivka, Bazaliyivka and Prudyanka.
In the Slovyansk direction, the occupiers are carrying out systematic fire in order to create conditions for the resumption of the offensive on the city of Slovyansk. Conduct assault operations. They are firing from multiple rocket launchers near Nova Dmytrivka, Osynivka, Kurulka, Ivanivka and Adamivka.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to focus its efforts on the Siverodonetsk and Bakhmut directions in order to reach the administrative borders of Luhansk region.
The enemy is trying to establish full control over the city of Siverodonetsk, block units of the Defense Forces in the areas of Borivske and Voronove, fighting continues.
In order to strengthen, the enemy regrouped troops in the Bakhmut direction.
Ukrainian warriors in the direction of Myronivka – Semigirye repulsed the assault in the direction of Vuhlehirska TPP. They also stopped the offensive in the direction of Molodizhne – Katerynivka. The enemy retreated.
In the Kramatorsk, Avdiivka, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy is fighting to restrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces and prevent them from being transferred to threatening directions. It fired on the areas of Andriyivka, Novodonetske, Stara Ukrainka and Huliaipole. It struck an air strike near Krasnohorivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the offensive of our troops. He did not take active actions. At the same time, he fired from artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers in the areas of Tavriyske, Shevchenkove, Kiselivka, and Kvitneve. It struck an air strike near Bila Krynytsia.
russian aggressor continues to block civilian shipping. Six Caliber naval-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use missile weapons in the Black Sea.
Strike groups of Ukrainian attack aircraft and bombers, under cover of fighters, carry out air strikes on enemy positions. About 10 armored fighting vehicles, enemy manpower and several ammunition depots were destroyed. Our artillery is also successfully continuing its combat operations.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (June 22, 2022)
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
The enemy suffers considerable losses.
On June 21, an attack launched by high-precision armament of Russian Aerospace Forces resulted in the elimination of up to 500 servicemen of the 59th Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), as well as their armament and military equipment deployed in the workshops of Okean shipyard located in Nikolayev.
Servicemen of a battalion from the 57th Mechanised Infantry Brigade that had been defending near Gorskoye, Podlesnoye, Vrubovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) refused to obey the order of their command and abandoned all their positions after losing more than 60 per cent of personnel.
This night, Ukrainian command evacuated up to 30 wounded and 8 killed American and British mercenaries to prevent their capture by units of the Russian Armed Forces in view of the possible defeat of the units from the 14th and the 24th mechanised brigades near Nikolayevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Russian Federation Armed Forces launch attacks at the military facilities located in Ukraine.
Operational-tactical and army aviation have eliminated: 5 munitions depots of the AFU near Sidorovo, Verkhnyaya Kamenka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Miropolye (Sumy region), 1 Buk-M1 air defence missile system near Kurakhovo (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as manpower and military equipment in 151 areas.
Missile troops and artillery have neutralised 253 manpower and military equipment concentration areas of the AFU, as well as 6 munitions depots near Lisichansk, Verkhnekamenka, Mirnaya Dolina, Loskutovka and Podlesnoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).
A fuel terminal that provided the AFU military equipment with fuel has been destroyed in Nikolayev.
Within the counter-battery warfare, 13 Ukrainian multiple rocket launcher plattoons have been neutralised near Ostroye, Gornyak, Kodema, Dzerzhinsk, Kalinovo, Zoryanoye, Dmitrov, Novolugansk, Novgorodskoye, Leninskoye, as well as 10 cannon artillery plattoons at their firing positions near Stepnaya Dolina (Nikolayev region), Spartak, Podgornoye, Nikolayevka, Leninskoye, Zaytsevo, Semigorye and Dzerzhinsk.
A U.S.-manufactured AN-TPQ artillery reconnaissance station has been destroyed near Nikolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Attacks launched by aviation, missile troops and artillery have resulted in the elimination of more than 620 nationalists, 24 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, as well as 27 special vehicles.
Russian air defence means have show down 1 Su-25 of the Ukrainian Air Force near Barmashevo (Nikolayev region) and 1 MiG-29 near Apostolovo (Dnepropetrovsk region).
In addition, 16 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been show down near Bolshiye Prokhody, Malaya Kamyshevakha, Novodmitrovskoye, Vesyoloye, Belyayevkam Brazhkovka, Chervonoye, Dolgenkoye, Suligovka, Yasinovatoye and Snake Island.
3 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles have been intercepted near Pashkovo (Kharkov region) and Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region), as well as 14 projectiles of a multiple rocket launcher near Snake Island, Yasinovataya (Donetsk People’s Republic), Novosyolovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Suligovka (Kharkov region).
In total, 211 airplanes and 132 helicopters, 1,308 unmanned aerial vehicles, 349 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,733 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 594 combat vehicles equipped with multiple rocket-launching systems, 2,081 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 3,801 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 18:00 on June 22, 2022
The one hundred nineteenth (119) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, the situation has not changed significantly.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy used artillery shelling to attack the areas of the settlements of Turya, Myropilske and Slavgorod in the Sumy region.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is trying to improve the tactical position of its units near the town of Slovyansk by storming. It used barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Bohorodychne, Nova Dmytrivka, Novopavlivka, Kurulka, Dolyna, Pryshyb, Krasnopillya, Vernopillya, Ridne, Chervone, Shnurky, Chervona Polyana, Karnaukhivka, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Nova Dmytrivka and Semylanne.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is fighting to deter units of the Defense Forces and prevent them from entering the state border. It carried out artillery shelling in the areas of Kharkiv, Bayrak, Peremoha, Korobochkyne, Shevelivka, Rubizhne, Lebyazhe, Mospanove, Shestakove, Petrivka, Ruska Lozova, Khrestyshche, Kulynychi, Udy, Staryi Saltiv, Verkhniy Saltiv, Pytomnyk, Rtyshchivka and Pechenehy.
In the Donetsk direction, the occupying forces are trying to advance towards the city of Bakhmut and establish control over the city of Siverodonetsk.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy launched air strikes in the areas of Verkhnyokamyanka, Siverodonetsk and Syrotyne. Fighting continues for the city of Siverodonetsk.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy carried out air strikes in the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Yakovlivka, Klynove and Vershyna, and air and missile strikes near Chasiv Yar, Novoluhansk and Hirske.
The enemy did not conduct active offensive operations in the Kramatorsk direction. It fired at the positions of the Defense Forces with artillery in the Pryshyb, Sydorove, Donetske and Mayaky districts.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy continues to systematically fire in order to prevent the transfer of units of the Defense Forces to other directions.
The enemy launched air strikes near Novobakhmutivka, Kamyanka, Avdiivka, Pavlivka, Vuhledar and Shevchenko.
In the area of Novobakhmutivka, our soldiers repulsed the assault and forced the enemy to withdraw.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy, with the engineering equipment of the positions, fire from barrel and jet artillery, is trying to prevent the advance of units of our troops into the occupied territory.

• Und auch diese Entwicklung im Baltikum gehört dazu – aus Estland, berichtet von Stars&Stripes:

A rare intrusion into Estonian airspace by a Russian Mi-8 attack helicopter has prompted the latest salvo of charges that Moscow is ratcheting up tensions in the Baltic region one week ahead of a major NATO security summit. (…)
The helicopter, assigned to a Russian border guard unit, was flying with its transponders turned off and lingered in Estonian airspace Saturday evening for nearly two minutes, the Estonian Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
“This is the picture of the threat, how we see the Russian threat,” Kusti Salm, a ministry official, told local reporters Tuesday. “It has never been as serious as it is now.”

• … und ebenfalls aus Estland, von Associated Press:

French armed forces conducted a surprise military exercise in Estonia, deploying more than 100 paratroopers in the Baltic country that neighbors Russia, the French defense ministry said Wednesday.
The airborne operation conducted on Tuesday night and dubbed Thunder Lynx „enabled, at very short notice, the dropping of about 100 paratroopers“ from France’s 11th Airborne Brigade „over an area secured by Estonian soldiers,“ the statement said.
The hastily organized exercise in Estonia, a NATO ally, was executed as an act of „strategic solidarity“ amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.