Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 5. Juni 2022

Im russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine hält der Kampf um die Stadt Severodonezk im Osten des Landes an. Russland griff erneut die ukrainische Hauptstadt Kiew mit Marschflugkörpern an; nach russischer Darstellung galt der Angriff einem Depot mit Waffenlieferungen aus dem Westen.  Der Sammler am 5. Juni 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

Over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian forces have counterattacked in the contested city of Sieverodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, likely blunting the operational momentum Russian forces previously gained through concentrating combat units and firepower.
Russian forces committed in this area include personnel mobilised from the reserve of Russian-led Separatist Forces of the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic. These troops are poorly equipped and trained, and lack heavy equipment in comparison to regular Russian units.
The use of proxy infantry forces for urban clearance operations is a Russian tactic previously observed in Syria, where Russia employed V Corps of the Syrian Army to assault urban areas.
This approach likely indicates a desire to limit casualties suffered by regular Russian forces.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on June 5, 2022.
The one hundred and second (102) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian aggressor continues to launch missile and air strikes on military and civilian infrastructure in our country, in particular in Kyiv.
The threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of belarus persists in the Volyn and Polissya areas. Until June 11, 2022, the terms of the combat readiness check of the armed forces of the republic of belarus have been extended. As part of these activities in the Brest region conducted a control and tactical exercise with units of one of the brigades of special operations forces of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus. The issues of subdivisions‘ actions in urban conditions, as well as crossing the water obstacle have been worked out.
In the Siversky direction, the aggressor fired artillery shells at infrastructure facilities in the areas of the settlements of Starykove and Katerynivka, Sumy oblast, as well as the settlement of Kamyanska Sloboda, Chernihiv region.
To clarify the location of the positions of our troops, the enemy conducted air reconnaissance of UAVs in certain areas of Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts.
In the Kharkiv direction, enemy units continue to focus their efforts on maintaining their positions and preventing the further advance of our troops to the State Border. The enemy does not stop firing on the positions of our troops near the city of Kharkiv.
russian occupiers used phosphate munitions in the Cherkasy Tyshky settlement.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy groups completed the regrouping of troops. Certain units are advancing in the directions Dovhenke – Dolyna and Brazhkivka – Vernopillya.
In the Donetsk direction, the aggressor’s units are focusing on offensive operations to surround our troops in the areas of Siverodonetsk and Lysychansk and to block the main logistics routes.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy is advancing in the direction of Svyatohirsk, trying to push our troops to the right bank of the Siversky Donets River.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the occupiers, with the support of artillery, are conducting assault operations in the city of Siverodonetsk, controlling the eastern part of the city. In addition, in order to capture the dominant heights, the enemy is trying to launch an offensive in the direction of Nyrkove – Mykolayivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy transferred more than 20 units of weapons and military equipment to replenish the units that suffered casualties.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia directions, the occupiers are firing on the front line of defense and the rear areas of our troops, in order to restrain our units and prevent their regrouping.
In the direction of the South Bug, in anticipation of the offensive of our troops, in a certain area, the enemy mined the coast of the river Inhulets.
The enemy deployed in the Mykolaiv direction to two jet and two batteries of barrel artillery. It also tried to regain his lost positions in the direction of Sukhyi Stavok and Lozove. It suffered heavy losses and left.
Five Caliber naval-based cruise missiles are ready to be used in missiles in the Black Sea.
Over the past day, five enemy attacks were repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, three tanks, four artillery systems, eleven armored combat vehicles, and twenty-six vehicles were destroyed. Air defense units shot down a Ka-52 combat helicopter and two Orlan-10 UAVs.
Anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force in the Eastern direction destroyed an enemy aircraft, presumably Su-34 and UAV-type UAVs in the southern direction.
Four Caliber cruise missiles were hit by the Navy’s air defenses.
As a result, in the previous day, units of the Defense Forces destroyed nine enemy air targets.
In addition, fighter aircraft of the Air Force continue to patrol the airspace of our State, strike aircraft are not unsuccessful in providing fire support to units of our troops in the Eastern direction and in other designated operational areas.

• … und ergänzende Angaben des ukrainischen Generalstabs zum Angriff mit Marschflugkörpern auf die Hauptstadt Kiew:

Heute, am 5. Juni, kurz vor 6 Uhr morgens, hat die Luftwaffe der Russischen Föderation vom Kaspischen Meer aus fünf Flugkörper vom Typ Kh-22 in Richtung Kiew gestartet.
Eine Rakete wurde von der Flugabwehreinheit der ukrainischen Verteidigungskräfte abgeschossen.
Eine weitere traf Infrastruktureinrichtungen in der Ebene der ukrainischen Hauptstadt. Nach bisherigen Informationen gibt es keine Verletzten durch den feindlichen Raketeneinschlag. Die aufgetretenen Brände sind eingedämmt worden. Es besteht keine Gefahr.
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• Dieser Angriff ist auch im Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums genannt:

High-precision, long-range air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed T-72 tanks and other armoured vehicles supplied by Eastern European countries and housed in the buildings of a car repair facility on the outskirts of Kiev.
High-precision air-based missiles in Kramatorsk, Druzhkovka and Chasov Yar (Donetsk People’s Republic) have destroyed the factory shops where military equipment damaged during the hostilities was being repaired and restored for the Ukrainian armed forces.
In addition, the command posts of the 81st and 95th Airborne Assault Brigades of the AFU, as well as 6 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration have been hit during the day.
The attacks have resulted in the destruction of 2 Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile launchers near Cherkasskoe (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Orekhov (Zaporozhye Region), 2 multiple-launch rocket launchers near Korotych (Kharkov Region), 3 missile and artillery weapon depots near Mayaki and Slavyansk (Donetsk People’s Republic), and 1 US-made counter-battery radar (AN/TPQ-50) near Seversk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 3 command posts, 65 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, and 3 ammunition depots.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 350 nationalists, 10 tanks armoured and motor vehicles, 2 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 9 artillery pieces, 14 special vehicles, as well as tanks with fuel, near Konstantinovka railway station, destined for a group of AFU troops in Donbass and 2 ammunition depots near Bakhmut (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Loskutovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
1 MiG-29 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force has been shot down during an aerial battle near Slavyansk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Russian air defence means near Odessa have shot down 1 An-26 military transport aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force carrying weapons and military equipment.
Also during the day, 10 unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down near Vidrodzhennya, Ryasnoe, Svyatogorsk (Donetsk People’s Republic), Kirovsk, Prudovka, Borovenki, Varvarovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Volchiy Yar, Bolshie Prokhody (Kharkov Region), Zazornoe (Zaporizhzhya Region), including 1 Bayraktar TV2 near Berezovka (Kharkov Region).
In addition, 2 Tochka-U tactical missiles have been intercepted over Novogeorgievka (Nikolaev Region), and 3 Ukrainian Uragan multiple rocket launchers have been shot down near Sukhaya Kamenka, Dolgenkoe and Kamenka (Kharkov Region).
Missile troops and artillery have hit 46 command posts, 123 artillery and mortar units at firing positions, as well as 498 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
In total, 189 Ukrainian aircraft and 129 helicopters, 1,114 unmanned aerial vehicles, 330 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,416 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 470 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,778 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,419 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.

• Die Waffenlieferungen als Ziel russischer Angriffe erwähnte auch der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin in einem Interview des Staatsfernsehens. Allerdings zielt die Meldung von TASS zu diesem Interview, zumindest in der englischen Fassung, vor allem auf einen Punkt: Putin betont dabei, dass die westlichen Waffenlieferungen keinen Unterschied auf dem Gefechtsfeld machen, aber die Verluste der Ukrainer ausglichen.

The deliveries of US multiple launch rocket systems to Ukraine changes nothing since Kiev previously had an inventory of these armaments, including rockets of this range, and is simply replenishing its stock, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday.

• Nach einem – bislang unbestätigten – Bericht der spanischen Zeitung El Pais zeichnet sich eine weitere Wendung bei diesen Waffenlieferungen ab: Spanien soll danach bereit sein, ältere Leopard 2– Kampfpanzer aus deutscher Fertigung an die Ukraine abzugeben. Allerdings wäre dafür nicht nur eine Generalüberholung, sondern auch die deutsche Zustimmung erforderlich:

Die spanische Regierung ist auch bereit, der Ukraine die Kampfpanzer Leopard A4 zu übergeben, die seit einem Jahrzehnt in der Logistikbasis der Armee in Saragossa ruhen. Diese Panzer gehören zu einer Serie von 108 gebrauchten Einheiten, die Deutschland 1995 als Vorläufer des Leopard-Produktionsvertrags in Spanien verkauft hat. (…)
Aus Verteidigungskreisen verlautet, dass etwa 40 Panzer überholt und an die ukrainische Armee geliefert werden könnten, doch wird davor gewarnt, dass dies eine Überholung durch eine Industrie voraussetzen würde, die vor derartigen Arbeiten zurückschreckt angesichts der Vielzahl der Aufträge aufgrund der allgemeinen Erhöhung der Militärausgaben in Europa.
Darüber hinaus hat Spanien der Ukraine angeboten, ihr militärisches Personal in der Bedienung dieser Panzer zu schulen. Den befragten Quellen zufolge soll die Ausbildung zunächst in Lettland stattfinden, wo die spanischen Streitkräfte im Rahmen der NATO-Operation Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) ein Kontingent von 500 Soldaten mit sechs Leopard 2E-Panzern stationiert haben.

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• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00 on June 5, 2022.
The one hundred and second (102) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the enemy did not take active action. The main efforts of the units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to focus on reconnaissance and engineering equipment positions. During the inspection of combat readiness of units, special attention is paid to the development of tasks to overcome water obstacles and the interaction of airstrikes with the crews of helicopters of army aircraft.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy is intensively guarding areas of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. He carried out mortar shelling of civilian infrastructure near the village of Gremyach, Chernihiv oblast.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy continues to fire on units of the Defense Forces with artillery, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, mortars and tanks. In order to support the offensive, it is rapidly rebuilding transport and railway infrastructure in the temporarily occupied territories. The use of electronic warfare continues to create conditions that make it impossible for UAV units to use UAVs.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy conducted an active defense, focusing its efforts on maintaining the occupied borders and border areas north of the city of Kharkiv. In order to increase the stability of the defense conducts engineering and fortification equipment positions and mining approaches to them. To restrain the actions of the Defense Forces, it is conducting intensive artillery and mortar shelling of the positions of our units. In addition, the enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Tsyrkuny, Ruski and Cherkasy Tyshky, Staryi Saltiv. He fired missiles at the Korotych settlement.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy’s efforts are focused on continuing the offensive in the direction of the settlement of Slovyansk. The enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Chepil, Dibrovne, Virnopillya, Dovhenke and Bohorodychne.
The occupiers tried unsuccessfully to conduct offensive and assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Bohorodychne and Dovhenke.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy launched air strikes on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Slovyansk and Lysychansk.
In the Lyman direction, with the support of artillery, the enemy resumed the offensive near the village of Svyatogirsk, has significant losses in manpower, weapons and equipment. Conducts assault operations in the direction of the settlement of the Stary Karavan. The fighting continues.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy fired mortars, artillery and multiple rocket launchers at units of our troops and civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Siverodonetsk, Lysychansk, Toshkivka, and Ustynivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, enemy units shelled the settlements of Komyshuvakha, Mykolayivka, Bilohorivka, Pokrovske, and Dolomitne. The enemy used assault and army aircraft near Bakhmut and Berestov.
The occupiers carried out assault operations in the areas of Bilohorivka and Mykolayivka. The enemy suffered significant losses in manpower and equipment. There is no success, the fighting continues.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities. He fired on civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Zaitseve, New York, Toretsk, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Uspenivka, Orikhiv and Kamyanske. He struck from operational-tactical and army aircraft near Novoselivka, New York, Marinka and Kamyansky.
In the South Buh direction, the occupiers fired on the positions of our troops and tried to wage a counter-battery struggle. In order to clarify the position of our units and correct the fire, we conducted air reconnaissance using UAVs. The enemy used artillery in the areas of the settlements of Mykolyiv, Prybuzke, Luch, Blahodatne, Shyroke and Tokareve.
russian occupiers carried out assaults in the area of ​​the settlement of Bila Krynytsia in order to restore the previously lost position. After the fire, the Defense Forces of Ukraine retreated to their former positions.
The enemy continues to suffer significant losses during hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. In order to replenish units, russian invaders continue forced mobilization measures in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.