Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine heute (wg. ILA-Besuch und Hitze in Berlin) knapp und ohne weitere Kommentierung der Sammler am 23. Juni 2022:
• Die (ersten?) von den USA zugesagten HIMARS-Mehrfachraketenwerfer seien in der Ukraine angekommen, berichtete Verteidigungsminister Olexij Resnikow auf Twitter:
Angeblich plant die US-Regierung weitere Lieferungen von militärischer Ausrüstung, zu denen über die bislang zugesagten vier HIMARS-Systeme zusätzliche zugesagt werden könnten. Deutschland und Großbritannien haben die Lieferung von jeweils drei Mehrfachraketenwerfern zugesagt.
• Das britische Intel-Update:
Since 19 June, Russian forces have highly likely advanced over 5km towards the southern approaches of the Donbas city of Lysychansk.
Some Ukrainian units have withdrawn, probably to avoid being encircled. Russia’s improved performance in this sector is likely a result of recent unit reinforcement and heavy concentration of fire.
Russian forces are putting the Lysychansk-Sieverodonetsk pocket under increasing pressure with this creeping advance around the fringes of the built-up area. However, its efforts to achieve a deeper encirclement to take western Donetsk Oblast remain stalled.
Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06:00 on June 23, 2022
The one hundred twentieth (120) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, in the period from June 22 to July 1, 2022 in the Gomel region, near the state border with Ukraine, mobilization training of the armed forces of the republic of belarus will continue. During it, it is planned to work out the issue of conscription of conscripts.
As part of combat training activities, exercises are also conducted with units of the Special Operations Forces of belarus with the involvement of instructors of the Armed Forces of the russian federation. The main attention is paid to sabotage and reconnaissance activities.
In the Siversky direction, enemy units continue to be located in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions. The enemy maintains up to three battalion tactical groups from the 1st Tank Army of the Western Military District and airborne units. Improves defensive positions in the area of the settlement of Tiotkino, Kursk region. The aggressor continues to fire on units of the Defense Forces in the border areas in Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on preventing the Defense Forces from entering the rear of a group of occupying forces operating in the Slovyansk direction. The enemy conducted air reconnaissance in the areas of Bayrak and Rubizhne.
In the Slovyansk direction, the aggressor’s group focuses on improving the tactical situation and identifying weaknesses in the defense of our troops. The enemy is trying to create conditions for the resumption of the offensive in the directions of Izyum – Barvinkove and Izyum – Slovyansk. In order to strengthen the grouping of troops in the area of the city of Izyum, the enemy moved up to two tank units. The occupiers plan to use heavy flamethrower systems in the Slovyansk direction.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on establishing full control over the city of Siverodonetsk, conducting offensive operations to surround our troops near the city of Lysychansk, and blocking the main logistics routes.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy captured the settlements of Loskutivka and Ray-Oleksandrivka. Conducts assault operations in order to establish control over the settlement of Syrotyne. Carries out preparatory measures for the forcing of the Siversky Donets River.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers are conducting offensive operations in the directions of the settlements of Zolote and Vovchoyarivka. They are trying to seize the dominant heights in the area of Berestove in order to establish control over the Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway. To strengthen the group in this direction, in the area of the settlement of Novotoshkivske, the enemy transferred to one battalion tactical group from the Central Military District.
In the Kramatorsk, Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy did not take active action. Carries out shelling in order to restrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces and prevent their transfer to other directions.
In the South Buh direction, the occupiers are concentrating their main efforts on preventing our troops from conducting counter-offensive operations in the Kherson and Mykolayiv oblasts. It carries out engineering equipment positions.
In the Mykolayiv direction the enemy developed artillery divisions in the certain areas. In the future, attempts to carry out assault operations in the directions of Kiselivka – Posad-Pokrovske and Oleksandrivka – Lupareve in order to reach the administrative borders of the Kherson region are not excluded.
In the Kryvyi Rih direction, the aggressor is carrying out engineering improvement of positions.
Ships of the Black Sea Fleet in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas continue to perform tasks of isolating the area of hostilities and reconnaissance. The aggressor continues to block civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
Five missile cruise missile launchers (up to 40 missiles in total) are ready for use in the Black Sea.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (June 23, 2022)
The enemy continues suffering considerable losses.
The defeated 34th Battalion of the 57th Mechanised Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) has lost over 150 persons killed and about 450 persons wounded near Mirnaya Dolina (Lugansk People’s Republic).
There are no more than 15-20 soldiers left in each company of this battalion. Junior commanders have abandoned their personnel and deserted from the operations area.
Units of the 30th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Klinovoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) have been left with less than 50% of personnel as a result of attacks launched by the Russian Armed Forces. More than 170 other critically wounded soldiers and officers have been evacuated by their command from the operations area.
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue launching attacks at military facilities located in Ukraine.
On June 22, high-precision armament of Russian Aerospace Forces eliminated 49 fuel storage facilities designed for AFU military equipment, as well as up to 50 combat vehicles with multiple rocket launchers in hangars, including foreign-manufactured ones.
High-precision armament of Russian Aerospace Forces has also neutralised 3 armoured vehicle reparation bases near Nikolayev, 4 command posts, manpower and military equipment at 18 areas.
Operational-tactical and army aviation has eliminated manpower and military equipment at 96 areas and 1 radar post near Konstantinovka (Kharkov region).
Missile troops and artillery has neutralised 26 command posts, AFU manpower and military equipment at 364 areas, as well as Ukrainian artillery units at 58 areas, including 1 plattoon of M-777 155-mm howitzers on Kubansky island and 1 plattoon of Smerch MRLS near Novopokrovskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
3 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mobile control posts have been destroyed near Zhovtnevaya, Kiselyovka and Barmashovo (Nikolayev region).
Within the counter-battery warfare towards Donetsk, high-precision armament of Russian Aerospace Forces, missile troops and artillery have neutralised: 8 Ukrainian plattoons of Uragan MRLS near Avdeyevka, Vesyoloye, Dzerzhinsk, Novoluganskoye and Kurdyumovka, as well as 11 AFU cannon artillery plattoons at their firing positions near Novopokrovskoye, Galitsinovka, Artyomovsk, Chasov-Yar, Krutaya Balka, Avdeyevka, Novovesyolovka and near Kleban-Byk water storage basin that had been shelling the city of Donetsk and other settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Attacks launched by aviation, missile troops and artillery have resulted in the elimination of over 650 nationalists, 17 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 3 combat vehicles with Smerch MRLS, as well as 17 special vehicles.
Russian air defence troops have destroyed 21 Ukrainian UAVs near Snake Island, Petropolye, Strelechye, Malaya Kamyshevakha, Dementiyevka (Kharkov region), Skadovsk (Kherson region), Donetsk, Gorlovka, Donetskiy (Donetsk People’s Republic), Gorskoye, Oknino (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Novaya Sburyevka (Kherson region).
1 Tochka-U ballistic missile has been intercepted near Peski Ratkovskiye (Kharkov region) and 22 MRLS projectiles near Donetsk, Makeyevka, Gorlovka, Kamyshevakha (Donetsk People’s Republic), Chervonoye, Izyum, Sukhaya Kamenka (Kharkov region) and above Snake Island.
In total, 211 airplanes and 132 helicopters, 1,329 unmanned aerial vehicles, 349 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,750 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 647 combat vehicles equipped with multiple rocket-launching systems, 2,088 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 3,818 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 18:00 on June 23, 2022
The one hundred twentieth (120) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, there were no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups found. Units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to perform tasks to cover the belarusian-Ukrainian border. Mobilization exercises are held with the military commissariats of some regions, where issues of notification and manning of military units are worked out.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-russian border. It fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Stari Vyrky, Atynske and Starykove.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out artillery shelling of civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Ruska Lozova, Pechenihy, Khrestyshche, Mospanove, Stary Saltiv, Ruski Tyshky, and Pryshyb.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy fires on civilian infrastructure from artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers in the areas of Bohorodychne, Adamivka, Dibrivne, Kurulka, Petrovske, Virnopillya and Mazanivka. Our soldiers repulsed an enemy assault near Dolyna and Bohorodychne and forced the occupiers to withdraw.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to fire on units of the Defense Forces with artillery and jet artillery, mortars and tanks along the line of contact. He focused his main efforts on the Siverodonetsk and Bakhmut areas in order to establish control over the settlements of Siverodonetsk and Mykolayivka. It is fixed on previously captured positions in the districts of Loskutivka and Raiy-Oleksandrivka. It is trying to renew the losses.
The enemy did not take active action in the Kramatorsk direction.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars, artillery and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Syrotyne, Lysychansk, Siverodonetsk, Voronove and Myrna Dolyna. Units of the 2nd Army Corps, with the support of rosguard units, carried out assault operations in order to establish full control over Siverodonetsk. The fighting continues.
Our soldiers stopped the offensive in the direction of the southern outskirts of Lysychansk, inflicted losses on the enemy and forced them to retreat. To resume the offensive, the occupiers put forward reserves. The Ukrainian defenders also stopped the enemy’s offensive near Borivske.
The enemy conducted reconnaissance by fighting in the area of the settlement of Bila Hora. The offensive continued near the settlement of Raiy-Oleksandrivka, fighting continues.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired artillery of various calibers at our positions in the areas of the settlements of Mykolayivka, Berestove, Klynove, Toretsk, Novoluhansk, Pokrovske, Luhanske, and Kodema. The army aircraft of the invaders struck near Klynove.
The occupiers are trying to establish control over the village of Hirske. The forces of assault groups from the 1st Army Corps captured Mykolayivka. The failure of the enemy ended the reconnaissance battle near the village of Vershyna.
The enemy tried unsuccessfully to block the actions of our units in the Klynove area.
In the Novopavlivsk direction, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops from tanks and artillery near Pavlivka, Vuhledar, and Prechystivka. It struck air strikes in the areas of Pavlivka, Vuhledar and Shevchenko. Near Shevchenko, our soldiers gave the occupiers a fierce battle and forced them to retreat.
To identify weaknesses in our defense, the occupiers used sabotage and reconnaissance groups in the areas of the settlements of Vremivka, Novosilky and Neskuchne. Ukrainian soldiers successfully discovered them – the enemy withdrew with heavy losses.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy did not wage active hostilities. In order to prevent the transfer of reserves to other areas, it fired at the positions of our troops from tanks, mortars, artillery and jet artillery in the areas of Avdiivka, Pisky, Opytne, Marinka, Hrushove and Novopola.
Our soldiers strongly suppressed the enemy’s attempt to attack Marinka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy did not take active action. It fired on civilian infrastructure from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Dobryanka, Mykolayivka and Trudolyubivka. It struck an air strike on the positions of our troops near Knyazivka. In order to detect changes in the position of our units and adjust the fire, it conducted aerial reconnaissance of UAVs.
In the waters of the Black and Azov Seas, the enemy’s naval group is trying to maintain a favourable operational regime. Five high-precision weapons carriers are being held ready to launch missile strikes on targets in Ukraine.
Not feeling support among the inhabitants of the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories, the occupiers are afraid of total resistance from the local population. As a result, they carry out illegal searches, arrests and imprisons.
Our units continue to perform missile and artillery fire tasks in certain areas and beat the occupiers in close combat.