Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 28. Juni 2022

Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine streitet Russland die Verantwortung für zivile Opfer ab – so habe der Angriff auf ein Einkaufszentrum in Krementschuk in der Zentralukraine mit so genannter Präzisionsmunition am Vortag einem Waffendepot gegolten; das anschließende Feuer habe auf ein nicht genutztes Einkaufszentrum übergegriffen. Der Sammler am 28. Juni 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

Ukrainian forces continue to consolidate their positions on higher ground in the city of Lyschansak, after falling back from Sieverodonetsk. Ukrainian forces continue to disrupt Russian command and control with successful strikes deep behind Russian lines.
Over 24-26 June, Russia launched unusually intense waves of strikes across Ukraine using long-range missiles. These weapons highly likely included the Soviet-era AS-4 KITCHEN and more modern AS-23a KODIAK missiles, fired from both Belarusian and Russian airspace.
These weapons were designed to take on targets of strategic importance, but Russia continues to expend them in large numbers for tactical advantage.
Similarly, it fielded the core elements of six different armies yet achieved only tactical success at Sieverodonetsk. The Russian armed forces are increasingly hollowed out.
They currently accept a level of degraded combat effectiveness, which is probably unsustainable in the long term.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06:00 on June 28, 2022
The one hundred twenty fifth (125) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the armed forces of the republic of belarus are holding a scheduled training on communication with the involvement of communication points of command and control.
In the Siversky direction, aggressor fired from barrel artillery and jet artillery in the areas of Pokrovka, Starykove, Porozok and Verkhnya Pozhnya, Sumy oblast. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the positions of our Orlan-10 UAVs in the border areas of Chernihiv oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the main group of enemy troops focuses on preventing the advance of our troops to the state border of Ukraine, continues to conduct assault operations to improve the tactical situation and restrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces.
The enemy launched an air strike near the settlement of Yavirske and fired artillery at elements of the infrastructure near the settlements of Kharkiv, Ruska Lozova, Staryi Saltiv, Peremoha, Chepil and Milova.
Ukrainian soldiers successfully repulsed the assault of the enemy in the direction of Dovhalivka – Zaliman. The occupiers withdrew.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy stormed Dovhenke-Dolyna and created conditions for an attack on Slovyansk. The main efforts are focused on continuing the offensive in the direction of Izyum – Slovyansk.
It fired at the positions of our troops with artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of UAVs near the village of Hrushuvakha. Our defenders resolutely stopped the enemy’s attempt in the direction of Dovhenke – Dolyna and pushed the enemy back.
The enemy did not take active action in the Kramatorsk direction. It carried out artillery shelling of the Mayaky and Tetyanivka settlements from barrel artillery.
In the Lysychansk direction, in order to inflict losses, the occupiers, in addition to using mortars and artillery, launched air strikes in the areas of Mykolayivka and Yakovlivka.
The enemy is storming Vovchoyarivka, the southern outskirts of the Lysychansk oil refinery, and fighting continues.
The enemy does not give up hope to take control of the Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway. In order to expose the firing positions of our units, it conducted reconnaissance by fighting in the direction of Mykolayivka – Spirne, and later conducted an offensive in that direction. Ukrainian soldiers successfully suppressed all these attempts and forced the enemy to retreat.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers fired artillery at the districts of Kostiantynivka, Bilohorivka, Vyimka, Pokrovsky, Bakhmut, and Soledar. The enemy is also carrying out assault operations in the direction of Myronivka – Vuhlehirska TPP, the fighting continues.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia areas, the enemy did not take active action, firing barrel artillery and jet artillery at the areas of the settlements of Vodiane, Avdiivka, Katerynivka, Komar, Shcherbaky, Zelenyi Hai and Novodanylivka. It struck air strikes near Kamyanka, Avdiivka and Shevchenko.
Our warriors repulsed the assault in the direction of Yehorivka – Pavlivka. The enemy retreated with losses.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy focuses its main efforts on maintaining the previously occupied frontiers, preventing our troops from conducting counter-offensive operations in the Kherson and Mykolayiv regions. In order to prevent the regrouping of units of the Defense Forces, it carried out fire damage to units of our troops with the use of artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. It struck an air strike near the village of Potiomkine.
In the northwestern part of the Black Sea, the Black Sea Fleet’s naval group continues to block naval communications and reconnaissance. Two carriers of naval-based cruise missiles of the „Caliber“ type are ready for the use of missile weapons in the Black Sea.
The strike aircraft of the Air Force inflicted powerful air strikes on the positions of the occupiers. In mainly on all areas of hostilities, Ukrainian Su-25 attack aircraft and Su-24m bombers made up to twenty group combat sorties.
Also, our soldiers continue to successfully perform missile and artillery fire missions. The results are being investigated. We will report on the general losses of the enemy in a separate report.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (June 28, 2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
Successful joint action of Russian troops, units of people’s militia of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics cause critical losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
Attacks launched by Russian Aerospace Forces at a base of Azov Nazi group located in Kharkov and of one of the battalions of 92nd Mechanised Infantry Brigade deployed near Pokotilovka (Kharkov region) have resulted in the elimination of over 100 Ukrainian servicemen, foreign mercenaries and up to 15 armoured and motor vehicles.
The low training level of the Ukrainian citizens mobilised for being involved in operations and foreign mercenaries increasingly causes friendly fire.
Recruits who had come for replenishing the personnel of 97th Battalion from 60th Infantry Brigade suffered a mortar attack from their units.
A similar situation occured in 28th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU where foreign mercenaries launched a fire attack at a reconnaissance group of the abovementioned unit. This attack has resulted in losing 4 servicemen dead and 3 wounded.
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue launching attacks at military facilities located in Ukraine.
On June 27, in Kremenchug (Poltava region), Russian Aerospace Forces launched a high-precision air attack at hangars with armament and munitions delivered by USA and European countries at Kremenchug road machinery plant.
High-precision attack has resulted in the neutralisation of west-manufactured armament and munitions concentrated at the storage area for being delivered to Ukrainian group of troops in Donbass.
Detonation of the storaged munitions caused a fire in a non-functioning shopping centre next to the facilities of the plant.
In addition, Russian Aerospace forces have destroyed 2 command posts near Spornoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), AFU manpower and military equipment in 28 areas towards Lugansk and Donetsk.
Within the counter-battery warfare, high-precision attacks launched by Russian Aerospace Forces have resulted in neutralising 4 Ukrainian plattoons armed with Grad multiple rocket-launching systems (MRLS) near Leninskoye, Selidovo and Dzerzhinsk that had been shelling the settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 2 artillery plattoons near Kirovo (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Zaychevskoye (Nikolayev region).
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised: 24 command posts, artillery and mortar units in 58 areas, as well as manpower and military equipment in 304 areas.
Russian air defence means have shot down 3 Su-25 airplanes and 1 Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Pervomayskoye (Nikolayev region).
9 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed near Dibrovnoye, Shevchenkovo, Dementiyevka, Dmitrovka (Kharkov region), Yelenovka, Luganskoye, Troitskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Loskutovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
7 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles have been intercepted near Stakhanov, Alchevsk, Lozovsky (Lugansk People’s Republic) and 10 MRLS near Sukhaya Kamenka, Ternovaya (Kharkov region), Donetsk, Yasinovataya, Troitskoye and western suburbs of Avdeyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In total, 218 airplanes and 133 helicopters, 1,382 unmanned aerial vehicles, 350 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,837 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 690 combat vehicles equipped with multiple rocket-launching systems, 3,037 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 3,889 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 28, 2022
The one hundred twenty fifth (125) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the system of engineering equipment of defense positions in the border areas of the Brest region continues to grow.
In the period from June 28 to July 16 of this year, in Zhlobin district of Gomel region, military meetings with conscripts are planned.
Demonstrative and provocative actions by units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus in the areas bordering Ukraine and conducting reconnaissance in order to clarify the positions and nature of the activities of our troops are not ruled out.
In the Siversky direction, in order to restrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, the enemy holds up to three battalion tactical groups in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions. It carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Turya, Krasnopillya, Khmelivka and Popivka in the Sumy oblast and the village of Hirsk in the Chernihiv oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired artillery at the settlements of Zolochiv, Slatyne, Verkhniy Saltiv, Pechenihy, Korobochkyne, Rubizhne, Peremoha, Yavirske, Ruska Lozova, Tsyrkuny, Chepil, Ivanivka, Ruski Tyshky, Cherkaski Tyshky, Petrivka, Vitrivka, and Svit. The Russian occupiers also fired on the northern part of the city of Kharkiv. An air strike from Ka-52 helicopters was recorded near the village of Yavirske.
Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the assault and forced the occupiers to withdraw in the areas of Dementievka, Dovgalivka and Zaliman. The enemy conducted aerial reconnaissance of UAVs near Kutuzivka and Tsyrkuny.
In the Slovyansk direction, our troops stopped the enemy assault in the directions of the villages of Dolyna and Mazanivka. The invaders retreated.
Artillery shelling by the enemy was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Adamivka, Krasnopillya, Dolyna, Dibrivne, Barvinkove, Mazanivka, Bohorodychne, Hrushuvakha, Kurulka and Velyka Komyshuvakha. Enemy UAVs operated in the area of the village of Dibrivne.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy did not take active action. It fired from rocket-propelled grenade launchers near Mayakiv, Slovyansk, Zvanivka, Serebryanka, Pereizny and Zolotarivka.
In the Lysychansk direction, the enemy fired mortars and artillery shells at the Lysychansk and Vovchoyarivka districts. The enemy does not stop trying to take control of the Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway. It led the offensive in the direction of the settlement of Spirne, had no success, and withdrew.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers fired from artillery and jet artillery near Berestove, Bilohorivka, Bakhmut, Klinove, Vershyna, Novoluhansk, Travneve and Zaitseve. Inflicted a missile and air strike on the Shumy district.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy fired artillery at the areas of the settlements of Kamyanka, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Shevchenko, Vremivka, Zelene Pole, Poltavka, Hirke, Staroukrainka, Zaliznychne, Orihiv, Kamyanske. A unit of Ka-52 helicopters struck near Avdiivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy continued shelling with artillery and jet artillery in the areas of Osokorivka, Velyka Kostromka, Trudolyubivka, Shyroke, Kobzartsi, Lyubomyrivka, Blahodatne, Kulbakine, Shevchenkove, Posad-Pokrovske and Stepova Dolyna. Enemy air strikes were recorded near Potemkin, Velykyi Artakov and Oleksandrivka.
In the waters of the Black and Azov Seas, in readiness to launch missile strikes on objects on the territory of Ukraine, the enemy holds two carriers of high-precision weapons, the total volley of which is up to 16 cruise missiles naval base „Caliber“.

• Vor dem NATO-Gipfel, der offiziell am (heutigen) Dienstagabend, faktisch am Mittwoch in Madrid beginnt, haben die USA bereits eine Verstärkung ihrer Truppen in Europa angekündigt. Konkret nannte Sicherheitsberater Jake  Sullivan vorerst nur eine Aufstockung der Zerstörer, die in der spanischen Basis Rota stationiert sind:

And the United States will be making specific announcements tomorrow on land, sea, and air of additional force posture commitments over the long term, beyond the duration of this crisis, however long it goes on.
One of those announcements, which the President will lay out today when he meets with the Spanish President, will be an increase in the number of destroyers based at Rota, Spain, from four to six destroyers. Those will help increase the United States’ and NATO’s maritime presence and all the relevant maritime domains in the Euro-Atlantic area. But that will be just the first of several specific announcements, the rest of which we will lay out for you all tomorrow, on the first day of the NATO Summit.
And we think by the end of the summit, what you will see is a more robust, more effective, more combat-credible, more capable, and more determined force posture to take account of a more acute and aggravated Russian threat, not just because of what they’ve done in Ukraine, but also because of the way in which they have changed their posture vis-à-vis Belarus, which has an impact on many of our Allies, especially our Baltic Allies.

• In Madrid kündigten die deutsche Verteidigungsministerin Christine Lambrecht und ihre niederländische Kollegin Kajsa Ollongren die Lieferung von sechs weiteren Geschützen des Typs Panzerhaubitze 2000 an die Ukraine an, jeweils drei aus jedem Land:

Das Statement von Lambrecht zum Nachhören:

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Zur Ergänzung niederländische Angaben dazu:

Es sind bereits genügend ukrainische Soldaten ausgebildet worden, um die Artilleriegeschütze ordnungsgemäß zu bedienen. Daher müssen Deutschland und die Niederlande vorerst keine neuen ukrainischen Besatzungen ausbilden.
Für die niederländische Armee hat die Lieferung der 3 zusätzlichen Systeme Auswirkungen auf die Einsatzbereitschaft. Das Verteidigungsministerium wird daher diese Panzerhaubitzen ersetzen. Das Verteidigungsministerium wird die EU-Friedensfazilität für die Finanzierung in Anspruch nehmen.
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• Unmittelbar vor dem NATO-Gipfel machte die Türkei den Weg frei für einen Beitritt Schwedens und Finnlands zur Allianz, wie die NATO mitteilte:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Türkiye, President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden met in Madrid on Tuesday (28 June 2022) under the auspices of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. In that meeting, the leaders agreed a trilateral memorandum to address Türkiye’s legitimate security concerns, paving the way for Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership. The memorandum was signed by the foreign ministers of the three countries – Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu of Türkiye, Pekka Haavisto of Finland, and Ann Linde of Sweden – in the presence of all three national leaders, and the Secretary General.

Für die gemeinsame Erklärung der drei Länder habe ich noch keine offizielle Quelle gefunden. Im Netz kursiert eine Fassung, die authentisch wirkt (aber eben nicht aus offizieller Quelle stammt):