Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine unterstützen die westlichen Staaten die Ukraine weiterhin mit Waffen – und Norwegen und Großbritannien haben dafür eine neue Form des Ringtauschs vereinbart. Der Sammler am 29. Juni 2022:
• Bei den Waffenlieferungen für die Ukraine gibt es offensichtlich eine neue Form des so genannten Ringtauschs – allerdings nicht, wie Deutschland es plant, Verbündeten die Abgabe alten Ostblock-Geräts durch Lieferung westlicher Systeme zu erleichtern: Norwegen und Großbritannien vereinbarten, dass das skandinavische Land aus seinen Beständen Mehrfach-Raketenwerfer (MLRS) liefert, damit die britischen Streitkräfte über die bisher geplanten drei hinaus drei weitere MLRS an die Ukraine liefern können. Aus dem Bericht der norwegischen Nachrichtenagentur NTB:
Ministerpräsident Jonas Gahr Støre sagte am Mittwoch, Norwegen helfe gemeinsam mit Großbritannien dabei, Langstrecken-Raketenartillerie in die Ukraine zu schicken. Der Ministerpräsident kündigte die Spende beim Nato-Gipfel in Madrid an.
Verteidigungsminister Bjørn Arild Gram erklärt, dass das Langstrecken-Präzisionsfeuer nicht direkt an die Ukraine gespendet werden könne, da es aufgerüstet werden müsse. Daher spendet das Vereinigte Königreich stattdessen seine Systeme, während Norwegen drei Systeme an das Vereinigte Königreich abgibt.
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• Nachdem die Niederlande am Vortag mitgeteilt hatten, ihre an die Ukraine abgegebenen Panzerhaubitzen sollten nachbeschafft und diese Beschaffung über die so genannte Europäische Friedensfaszilität der EU bezahlt werden, ist nun klar, dass Deutschland ähnlich verfahren will.
Ministeriumssprecher Oberst Arne Collatz teilte vor der Bundespressekonferenz mit, Deutschland strebe eine Re-Finanzierung von an die Ukraine gelieferter Militärausrüstung aus diesen EU-Mitteln an. Seine Antwort auf meine Frage nach dieser Finanzierungsmöglichkeit:
Dazu kann ich sagen, dass Panzerhaubitzen zu militärischen Gütern zählen, die die Ukraine in erster Priorität sehen. Hier ist festgelegt, dass genau angestrebt wird, solche Güter über die Europäische Friedensfazilität zu refinanzieren. Allerdings ist das ein rückwirkender Prozess. Das heißt, über die Lieferungen kann erst entschieden werden, wenn das abgeschlossen ist. Das wird monatsweise gemacht, sodass wir davon ausgehen, dass in der Liste, über die durch Europa in nächster Zeit für Juni entschieden wird, diese Panzerhaubitzen dann auch Berücksichtigung finden, vielleicht auch etwas später. Aber für Mai ist das noch nicht geschehen.
Wie gesagt, angestrebt ist, dass für alle militärischen Güter, die die Ukraine in erster Priorität geliefert haben möchte, die Möglichkeit besteht – es wird auch angestrebt, das so zu machen -, sie über das EPF-Mittel zu refinanzieren.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Russian forces continue to make incremental advances in their efforts to encircle the town of Lysychansk. Since 25 June 2022, Russian forces have advanced a further 2km near the Lysychansk oil refinery, south of the town.
There is a realistic possibility the missile strike on the Kremenchuk shopping centre on 27 June 2022 was intended to hit a nearby infrastructure target.
Russia’s inaccuracy in conducting long range strikes has previously resulted in mass civilian casualty incidents, including at Kramatorsk railway station on 9 April 2022.
Russian planners highly likely remain willing to accept a high level of collateral damage when they perceive military necessity in striking a target.
It is almost certain that Russia will continue to conduct strikes in an effort to interdict the resupplying of Ukrainian frontline forces.
Russia’s shortage of more modern precision strike weapons and the professional shortcomings of their targeting planners will highly likely result in further civilian casualties.
Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06:00 on June 29, 2022
The one hundred twenty sixth (126) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The combat readiness of the armed forces of the republic of belarus is being checked in the Volyn and Polissya areas. According to the available information, military meetings with conscripts are planned to be held in the Gomel region from June 28 to July 16 this year. According to the meeting plans, the formation of separate infantry battalions of territorial troops, combat coordination, as well as the organization of protection and defense of facilities will be worked out.
The threat of air and missile strikes from the territory of the republic of belarus on objects on the territory of Ukraine remains.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to hold up to three battalion tactical groups from the 1st Panzer and 20th Combined Arms Army and Airborne Troops in the border areas in the Bryansk and Kursk oblasts. The aggressor fired artillery at the positions of the Defense Forces in the border areas of Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts.
In order to fire at the border areas of Sumy oblast, the deployment of „Grad“ multiple rocket launchers in the immediate vicinity of the state border of Ukraine was noted.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy’s units focus on maintaining previously occupied positions. In order to clarify the position of our troops, the enemy conducted air reconnaissance in the areas of the settlements of Tsyrkuny and Kutuzivka.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy focused its main efforts on conducting assault operations in order to reach the Bohorodychne-Krasnopillya line and create conditions for a further attack on Barvinkove and Slovyansk.
russian enemy fired on the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Mayaki and Serebryanka.
As part of the logistical support and manning of the casualties, the enemy moved weapons and military equipment to certain areas.
In the Donetsk direction, the main efforts of the enemy are focused on conducting hostilities in the Lysychansk and Bakhmut directions in order to encircle the city of Lysychansk.
In the Lysychansk direction, the enemy continues its offensive in the direction of Vovchoyarivka – Verkhnokamyanka.
On the Bakhmut direction there is an offensive in the directions of Midna Ruda – Klynove. It is partially successful, it is fixed in the northern part of Klynove and near the E-40 highway (near the Vuhlehirskaya TPP). In order to maintain the pace of the offensive in this direction, the occupiers strengthened the group with one battalion tactical group.
The occupiers moved up to two battalion tactical groups from the Avdiivka and Bakhmut directions to the Novopavlivsk direction.
The enemy did not take active action in the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv and Zaporizhzhia directions. Carries out systematic fire action in order to restrain units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine and prevent their transfer to other areas.
In the South Buh and Tavriya directions, the units of the invaders are concentrating their main efforts on maintaining the previously occupied frontiers and preventing our troops from conducting counter-offensive operations in the Kherson and Mykolayiv oblasts.
In the Kryvyi Rih direction, the enemy, in order to strengthen its units, moved to a certain area to one battalion tactical group.
In the Mykolayiv direction, for the purpose of covering areas of concentration of the armament and military equipment, the aggressor in addition developed the S-300VM anti-aircraft missile battery.
In the north-western part of the Black Sea, a ship group of the russian federation’s Black Sea Fleet continues to carry out tasks to block maritime communications and conduct reconnaissance. Three carriers of naval-based cruise missiles of the „Caliber“ type are ready for the use of missile weapons in the Black Sea.
Ukrainian aircrafts and helicopters continue to strike airstrikes on clusters of enemy manpower and military equipment in certain areas. The occupiers continue to suffer significant losses in battles with the Ukrainian Defense Forces.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine ( June 29, 2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
The enemy suffers considerable losses.
10th Mountain Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) suffered considerable losses during the offensive near the Lisichansk oil refinery. According to captured servicemen from this brigade, 108th Battalion has been completely defeated. Only 30 from 350 servicemen remain in this unit.
115th Mechanised, 79th Air Assault and 25th Airborne brigade of the AFU that operate towards Lisichansk suffer a critical situation in grocery supply. There are a lot of cases of abandoning positions and desertion due to starving.
Attack launched by Russian artillery near Pitomnik (Kharkov region) has resulted in the elimination of up to 100 militants from Kraken Nazi group and about 10 units of combat equipment. Commanders of the militants have decided to abandon the positions and to withdraw the rest of this unit to Kharkov.
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue launching attacks at military facilities located in Ukraine.
High-precision attacks launched by Russian Aerospace Forces have resulted in the elimination of 4 command posts, including those of Kharkov-1 and Kharkov-2 Territorial Defence battalions near Kharkov, as well as a training base of mercenaries deployed near Nikolayev.
The neutralised targets include: AFU manpower and military equipment in 32 areas, 1 AFU equipment reparation base near Lisichansk, 8 armament and munitions depots near Shevchenkovo (Kherson region), Spornoye (Donetsk People’s Republic, Nikolayev and Ochakovo (Nikolayev region), as well as 1 fuel depot near Kulbakino (Nikolayev region).
Within the counter-battery warfare, high-precision armament of Russian Aerospace Forces have neutralised 2 Ukrainian Grad multiple rocket-launching system (MRLS) plattoons near Kalinov, Aleksandrovo-Kalinovsk, as well as 2 artillery plattoons near Avdeyevka that had been shelling the settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised: 39 command posts, 6 munitions depots, artillery and mortar units in 68 areas, including a unit of French CAESAR self-propelled howitzers at Kubansky island, as well as manpower and military equipment in 216 areas.
Operational-tactical aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces have shot down 1 MiG-29 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force near Bashtanki, Nikolayev region.
In addition, 1 self-propelled launching system of Buk-M1 air defence system near Troitskoye (Odessa region).
Russian air defence means have shot down 2 Su-25 airplanes near Kurulka (Kharkov region), Kvitnevoye (Kherson region) and 1 Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Forces near Arkhangelskoye (Nikolayev region).
9 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down near Vesyoloye, Ilyichyovka, Shestakovo, Pitomnik, Liptsy, Ternovaya, Sulinovka (Kharkov region), Tomina Balka (Kherson region), Stakhanov and Kantemirovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
7 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles have been intercepted near Peski-Radkovskiye, Kapitolovka, Chervoniy Oskol (Kharkov region), Tyaginka, Novokondakovo (Kherson region) and 8 projectiles launched by a MRLS near Kamenka, Brazhkovka (Kharkov region), Krymki, Novosyolovka, Yarovaka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and over Snake Island.
In total, 221 airplanes and 134 helicopters, 1,391 unmanned aerial vehicles, 351 air defence missile systems, 3,853 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 692 combat vehicles equipped with multiple rocket-launching systems, 3,052 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 3,907 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 29, 2022
The one hundred twenty-sixth (126) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
A large-scale exchange of prisoners took place, thanks to which 144 Ukrainian defenders returned home. Among them are 95 Azovstal defenders.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, as part of the exercises, the military commissariats of the republic of belarus are inspecting the assigned composition and the possibility of mobilization in certain regions.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-russian border. In addition, the aggressor fired on civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Turya and Luhivka in the Sumy region. Inflicted an air strike on the settlement of Uhroidy.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars, barrel artillery and jet artillery at the settlements of Kharkiv, Bazaliyivka, Pryshyb, Shestakove, Ruska Lozova, Verkhniy Saltiv, Ivanivka, and Zamulivka.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy regroups troops and holds previously occupied frontiers. Shelling was recorded in the areas of Dolyna, Bohorodychne, Mykilske, Hrushuvakha and Dovhenke settlements. The occupiers also launched an air strike near Husarivka.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of artillery, tries to block the city of Lysychansk and take control of the section of the highway Lysychansk – Bakhmut. It fired on civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Lysychansk, Verkhnokamyanka, Siversk, and in an air strike on the area of the Lysychansk Oil Refinery. It supported sabotage and reconnaissance groups in the area of Verkhnyokamyanka to support the offensive. Ukrainian soldiers found and neutralized them. The remnants of the occupiers‘ DRG left.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities, firing artillery at the Tetyanivka area.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops with artillery of various calibers near Klinove, Rozdolivka, Vyimka and Ivano-Daryivka. It struck an air strike near the village of Vidrodzenna. It tried to improve the tactical situation in the area of the settlement of Spirne by offensive actions, was unsuccessful, and withdrew. Our soldiers neutralized the enemy’s sabotage and reconnaissance group near Berestove.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy fired mortars, barrel and jet artillery at our positions in the areas of the settlements of Avdiivka, Vesele, Pavlivka, Bilohirya, Inzhenerne, Olhivske, Preobrazhenka, and Huliaipilske. In addition, the russian occupiers launched airstrikes on civilian infrastructure near Orikhove and Scherbaky.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy carried out systematic shelling of civilian and military infrastructure with barrel artillery and jet artillery, and regrouped troops.
In the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, the occupying power continues to carry out measures of the administrative-police regime. The collection of personal information of local residents, compulsory certification and ban on the population to enter the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities are underway.
Some units of the Armed Forces of the russian federation, which were withdrawn from the territory of Ukraine to regain combat capability, are not able to replenish their units in time due to the reluctance of personnel to take part in the war against Ukraine. Personnel who refused to take part in the war are released, there are attempts to prosecute such persons.