Am Sonntag knapp: Der Sammler am 26. Juni 2022:
• Die russischen Streitkräfte haben am (heutigen) Sonntag erneut Ziele an verschiedenen Orten der Ukraine angegriffen, unter anderem auch in der Hauptstadt Kiew. Von der New York Times:
Russia unleashed a new round of missiles at Kyiv on Sunday, the first attack on the Ukrainian capital in weeks, an apparent show of defiance as a summit of the world’s biggest democracies opened on Sunday with new steps to isolate Moscow. (…)
Russia has also escalated its use of cruise missiles, launching dozens of strikes over the weekend at targets across Ukraine. Besides the attack in Kyiv, which left at least one person dead, explosions were reported on Sunday in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, and air raid sirens were heard in several other cities.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Most Ukrainian forces have likely withdrawn from their remaining defensive positions in the Donbas city of Sieverodonetsk. In April 2022, Russia revised its immediate campaign plan from aiming to occupy the majority of Ukraine, to a more focused offensive in the Donbas.
Russia’s capture of the city is a significant achievement within this reduced objective. The settlement was a major industrial centre and it occupies a strategic position on the Siverskyi Donets River.
However, it is only one of several challenging objectives Russia will need to achieve to occupy the whole of the Donbas region. These include advancing on the major centre of Kramatorsk and securing the main supply routes to Donetsk city.
Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06:00 on June 26, 2022
The one hundred twenty-third (123) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian occupiers continue to launch missile strikes on military and critical civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, the situation regarding the activities of the armed forces of the republic of belarus has not changed. The threat of using missile weapons from the territory and airspace of this country remains.
In the Siversky direction, the aggressor fired artillery at the positions of the Defense Forces in the border areas of Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy continues to conduct defensive operations. It carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Udy, Kharkiv, Bazaliyivka, Ruski Tyshky, Stary Saltiv, Verkhniy Saltiv, Kutuzivka, Rubizhne, Dementiyivka, Chepil, Svitlychne, Korobochkine, Ivanivka, Shestakove and Pechenihy.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy concentrated its main efforts on conducting an offensive in the directions of the settlements of Dovhenke and Mazanivka. It fired from artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers in the areas of Nova Dmytrivka, Khrestyshche, Dibrivne, Bohorodychne, Novopavlivka, Adamivka, Hrushuvakha, Vernopillya, Krasnopillya, Mazanivka, Vesele and Kurulka.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on the Lysychansk direction and attempts to encircle units of the Defense Forces in the Lysychansk area.
It carried out shelling near Vovchoyarivka, Loskutivka, Bila Hora, Verkhnokamyanka, Vyimka, Verkhnokamyansky and Zolotarivka. Inflicted an air strike by a pair of Su-25s near the village of Bila Hora.
The enemy did not take active action in the Kramatorsk direction. It carried out fire damage from artillery in the areas of Mayaki, Pyskunivka, and Siversk.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia directions, it is conducting hostilities and carrying out systematic fire action in order to restrain our troops and prevent them from being transferred to threatening directions.
It carried out shelling from tanks and artillery in the areas of the settlements of Keramik, Krasnohorivka, Sievierne, Vodiane, Opytne, Umanske, Tonenke, Karlivka, Novomykhailivka, Maryinka, Paraskoviivka, Pavlivka, Shevchenko, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Novosilka , Volodymyrivka, Huliaipilske, Bilogirya, Novopil, Chervone, Zelene Pole, Huliaipole and Malynivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on maintaining the occupied frontiers and exerting fire on our units in order to prevent the regrouping of troops. Our aircraft, in the relevant areas, struck at enemy clusters. The losses of the occupiers are being clarified.
In the Black and Azov Seas, the main efforts of the enemy ship group are focused on blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea. Two carriers of naval cruise missiles of the „Caliber“ type are ready for the use of missile weapons in the Black Sea.
Our units continue to successfully perform missile and artillery fire missions in certain areas.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
On June 25, the cities of Severodonetsk and Borovskoye, the settlements of Voronovo and Sirotino passed under control of the Lugansk People’s Republic. The localities liberated from the Kiev regime are inhabited by about 108,000 people. Total area of the liberated territory is about 145 square kilometres.
Success of the Russian army and the units of people militia of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics considerably diminish moral and psychological condition of the Ukrainian army personnel.
In 30th Mechanised Brigade deployed near Artyomovsk, there are mass cases of alcohol abuse, drug use and unauthorised abandonment of combat positions.
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue launching attacks at military facilities located in Ukraine.
High-precision attacks of Russian Aerospace Forces and Kalibr missiles were launched at 169th Army Training Centre near Desna (Chernigov region), 199th Air Assault Troops Training Centre near Teterevka (Zhitomir region), as well as at 184th Training Centre of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Starichi (Lvov region).
Attacks have resulted in neutralising 65th, 66th mechanised brigades and 46th Airmobile Brigade from AFU strategic reserves that were finishing their preparation at those training grounds.
The planned redeployment of the abovementioned units to operations area has been frustrated.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised: manpower and military equipment in 286 areas, artillery and mortar units in 62 areas, 2 command posts near Visunsk and Barmashovo (Nikolayev region), 4 munitions depots near Verkhnekamenka, Lisichansky and western suburbs of Lisichansk (Lugansk People’s Republic).
Within the counter-battery warfare towards Donetsk, high-precision attacks launched by Russian Aerospace Forces have resulted in neutralising 10 multiple rocket-launching system (MRLS) plattoons near Avdeyevka, Ukrainsk, Ivanovka, Novosyolovka Pervaya and Vozdvizhenka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Attacks launched by aviation, missile troops and artillery have resulted in the elimination of over 720 nationalists, 12 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, as well as 16 special vehicles.
The enemy unsuccessfully attempted to launch attacks by aviation and MRLS at Snake Island.
The attack was repelled by Pantsir-S air defence missile and gun system and has resulted in the destruction of 1 Su-25 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force and 12 rockets.
Neither victims among garrison personnel, nor damage have been caused.
Russian air defence means have destroyed 8 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Varvarovka, Ray-Aleksandrovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Belyayevka (Kherson region), Malaya Kamyshevakha and Malyie Prokhody (Kharkov region).
19 projectiles launched by a MRLS have been shot down near Suligovka, Glinskoye, Sukhaya Kamenka (Kharkov region), Makeyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and over Snake Island.
1 MiG-29 of Ukrainian Air Force has been shot down during an aerial combat near Zelenodolsk (Dnepropetrovsk region).
In total, 215 airplanes and 132 helicopters, 1,363 unmanned aerial vehicles, 350 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,809 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 682 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,012 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 3,864 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 26, 2022
The one hundred twenty third (123) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, on the territory of the republic of belarus, the preparation of sabotage and reconnaissance groups by separate units of the armed forces of the russian federation for their further actions on the territory of Ukraine is noted.
In the Siversky direction, in order to demonstrate the presence and restraint of the Defense Forces, the enemy holds separate units of the Western Military District in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. It fired on civilian and military infrastructure near Khrinivka and Yanzhulivka.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery of various calibers at the settlements of Ruski Tyshky, Chepil, Chuhuiv, Zolochiv, and Mospanovo. It struck air strikes near Yavirske, Dementievka and Zamulivka. It tried to improve the tactical situation in the area of the Dementiyivka settlement by assault, but was unsuccessful.
The districts of Nova Dmytrivka, Dibrivne, Virnopillya, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dolyna and Ridne were shelled in the Slovyansky direction. Our soldiers successfully repulsed enemy assaults in the areas of Dolyna, Kurulka and Mazanivka.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of artillery, tries to block the city of Lysychansk from the southern direction. It fired on civilian and military infrastructure in the Lysychansk, Verkhnokamyanka and Loskutivka districts. It struck an air strike near Vovchoyarivka. To support the offensive, the enemy strengthened the artillery group.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the occupiers did not fight actively, fired artillery at the area of the settlement of Mayaki.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired mortars, barrel and jet artillery at our positions near Mykolayivka, Berestove, Pokrovske, Kodema, and New York.
Ukrainian soldiers inflicted heavy losses on the enemy near the village of Pavlivka. After an unsuccessful assault, the occupiers withdrew.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops with barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Vodiane, Pisky, Marinka, Prechistivka, Huliaipilske and Bilohirya. It fired missile and artillery strikes at the civilian infrastructure of settlements in the rear areas of the defense forces.
In the South Buh area, the occupiers fired on civilian infrastructure from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Osokorivka, Trudolyubivka, Dobryanka, Hannivka, Zorya, Blagodatne and Luch. It struck missile strikes on the infrastructure of the city of Mykolayiv.
With the support of army aircraft, the enemy tried to regain control of the settlement of Potemkin, was unsuccessful, withdrew.
The blockade of the north-western part of the Black Sea continues.
In the temporarily occupied territories, the occupation authorities continue to carry out so-called „filtration“ measures against local residents. Counterintelligence measures have been intensified at checkpoints.
Ukraine’s defense forces inflict losses on the enemy in all directions. Therefore, the invaders are trying in any way to avoid hostilities. Due to the refusal to return to the territory of Ukraine a significant part of the occupiers, who were taken away to restore combat capability, the command of some units banned any leave for personnel.