Großbritannien erklärt offiziell, Mehrfachraketenwerfer an die Ukraine zu liefern. Der ukrainische Präsident besucht in der Nacht die Frontlinie, wo der Kampf vor allem um die Stadt Severodonezk anhält. Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 26. Juni 2022:
• Großbritannien hat nun auch offiziell angekündigt, Mehrfachraketenwerfer in die Ukraine zu liefern (abgezeichnet hatte sich das schon ein paar Tage):
The UK will give multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) to Ukraine to help the country defend itself against Russian aggression, the Defence Secretary has announced.
The cutting edge M270 weapon system, which can strike targets up to 80km away with pinpoint accuracy, will offer a significant boost in capability for the Ukrainian forces. The UK’s decision has been co-ordinated closely with the US decision to gift the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) variant of MLRS.
Alongside the weapon system, the UK will also supply M31A1 munitions at scale.
The decision by Ben Wallace comes in response to requests from Ukrainian forces for longer range precision weapons in order to defend themselves from Russian heavy artillery, which has been used to devastating effect in the eastern Donbas region.
Interessant ist der Verweis auf die Abstimmung mit den USA, die bereits zuvor die Bereitstellung ihrer HIMARS-Variante angekündigt hatten – aber keine Erwähnung von Deutschland, das ebenfalls eine Lieferung ihrer weitgehend gleichen MARS II-Systeme aus Bundeswehrbeständen erwägt. Offiziell bestätigt ist eine deutsche Lieferung allerdings bislang nicht.
Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin äußerte sich in einem Interview des Staatsfernsehens zur Lieferung dieser Waffensysteme, allerdings mit einer etwas merkwürdigen Botschaft: Diese Waffen machten keinen Unterschied, weil die Ukraine so etwas schon längst habe, andererseits werde Russland mit gezielten Angriffen auf diese Lieferungen reagieren. Aus der Meldung der russischen Agentur TASS:
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.
„There is nothing new about that,“ the head of state said. The Russian leader thus responded to a request to assess the decision on such deliveries. „These are all multiple launch rocket systems and the Ukrainian army operates similar Soviet-and Russia-made Grad, Smerch and Uragan rocket systems,“ Putin said. (…)
If long-range rockets are supplied to Kiev, Russia will draw conclusions and strike those facilities that currently remain unaffected, Russian President said.
• Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj besuchte in der Nacht zum (heutigen) Montag die Frontlinie:
Zelensky actually went right into the Severodonetsk salient. Remarkable pic.twitter.com/6tc0EKoeen
— Oliver Carroll (@olliecarroll) June 6, 2022
• Das britische Intel Update:
In the early hours of 5 June, Russian Kh-101 air-launched cruise missiles struck rail infrastructure in Kyiv, likely in an attempt disrupt the supply of Western military equipment to frontline Ukrainian units.
In the Donbas, heavy fighting continues in the contested town of Sieverodonetsk and Russian forces continue to push towards Sloviansk as part of their attempted encirclement of Ukrainian forces.
At sea, following the loss of the cruiser Moskva in April, Russian forces have likely moved multiple air defence assets to Snake Island in the western Black Sea, including SA-15 and SA-22 systems.
It is likely these weapons are intended to provide air defence for Russian naval vessels operating around Snake Island.
Russia’s activity on Snake Island contributes to its blockade of the Ukrainian coast and hinders the resumption of maritime trade, including exports of Ukrainian grain.
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on June 6, 2022.
The one hundred third (103) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
There are no significant changes in the situation in the Volyn and Polissya areas. On the territory of the republic of belarus, along the State Border of Ukraine, there is a presence of separate units of the Armed Forces of the russian federation, which are armed with operational and tactical missile systems „Iskander-M“, anti-aircraft systems „Pantsir-C1“, anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 and operational and tactical aircraft.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. In order to demonstrate the presence in the border areas, there are separate units of the enemy, which are shelling the civilian infrastructure of the settlements of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts of Ukraine.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy continues to fire on units of the Defense Forces with barrel artillery, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and tanks. In order to support the offensive, the enemy is intensively restoring the transport infrastructure and building pontoon-rail crossings across rivers in the temporarily occupied territories.
In the Kharkiv direction, the occupiers are actively defending, the main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied borders. In order to increase the stability of the defense, the enemy takes additional measures on the engineering and fortification equipment positions. In order to restrain the actions of the Defense Forces, it is conducting intensive artillery and mortar shelling of our positions. In addition, the enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Bazylivka, Kutuzivka and Petrivske.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on continuing the offensive in the direction of the settlement of Slovyansk.
From artillery of various calibers, the enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Velyka Komyshuvakha, Virnopillya, Dibrivne, Nova Dmytrivka and Kurulka.
In the Donetsk direction, the aggressor’s units are firing on the positions of our troops along the entire line of contact. The enemy fired missiles at Slovyansk, Lysychansk and Orikhove.
In the Lyman direction, with the support of artillery, the enemy is conducting offensive operations in the area of Svyatohirsk. The enemy is also conducting assault operations in the direction of the settlements of Shchurove and Staryi Karavan. Fighting continues there and there.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy fired at our troops with mortars and artillery systems of various types. The civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Metolkino, Borivske, Ustynivka, Toshkivka and others was also affected. The occupiers continue to storm Siverodonetsk.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired on the positions of our units with mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Zolote, Orikhove, Gorske, Vrubivka, Klynove, Bilohorivka, Pokrovske and Rota. It used assault and army aircraft for air strikes near Bakhmut and Berestove. It carried out assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Komyshuvakha, Berestove and Mykolayivka. The enemy has suffered significant losses, has no success, fighting continues.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities. It fired on civilian infrastructure in the Novobakhmutivka, Kamyanka, Avdiivka, Mykilsky, Zolota Nyva and Poltavka districts.
In the South Buh direction, in order to bind our troops, the occupiers fired artillery of various calibers in the areas of the settlements of Tavriyske, Nova Zorya, Stepova Dolyna, Novomykolayivka and Kobzartsi.
The enemy continues engineering equipment positions in the areas of Shevchenivka, Olhino and other settlements.
Over the past 24hrs, seven enemy attacks have been repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, four tanks, three artillery systems, eight armored combat vehicles and three units of motor vehicles have been destroyed. Air defense units shot down a Ka-52 combat helicopter and an unmanned aerial vehicle.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
High-precision long-range air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed industrial buildings of the smithy-mechanical plant on the outskirts of Lozovaya (Kharkov Region), where the AFU armoured vehicles were being rebuilt and repaired.
High-precision air-based missiles have hit 4 AFU command posts as well as 15 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration.
Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 73 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 150 nationalists, 3 missile-artillery depots and 1 fuel depot near Kodem (Donetsk People’s Republic), 8 tanks and armoured vehicles, 1 Grad multiple rocket launcher, 1 field artillery battery, 10 special vehicles, and 1 US-made counter-battery radar station (AN/TPQ-50) near Seversk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Su-29 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force near Slavyansk (Donetsk People’s Republic). Also, 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down near Yasinovataya, Stavka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Volcheyarovka, Boroven’ka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Balakleya, Glubokoe, Verbovka, Liptsy, Mikhailovka (Kharkov Region) and Tokmak (Zaporozhye Region).
Missile troops and artillery have hit 431 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, and 34 firing positions of artillery and mortar units.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 300 nationalists, 10 tanks, 2 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 17 special vehicles, 17 field artillery mounts and mortars, as well as 3 AFU misille-artillery weponas depots near Gorlovka.
In total, 190 Ukrainian aircraft and 129 helicopters, 1,127 unmanned aerial vehicles, 330 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,424 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 473 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,795 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,446 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00 on June 6, 2022.
The one hundred third (103) 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 situation has not changed much.
In the Siversky direction in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions, the enemy holds separate units of the 20th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District. Also, in the Bryansk region, in the immediate vicinity of the state border with our state, there are enemy artillery units.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy continues to fight in the border areas north of the city of Kharkiv.
Enemy repair and restoration units are working to restore the destroyed railway bridge over the Oskil River near the Kupyansk-Vuzlovy railway station.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is conducting defensive battles in order to restrain the advance of units of the Defense Forces to the State Border and to maintain control over the Bilgorod-Kupyansk highway. In the areas of Shestakove, Peremoha and Bayrak settlements he carried out remote mining of areas.
In the Slovyansk direction, it is preparing to resume assault operations in order to improve the tactical situation. To make up for the losses suffered by the group of troops, it trains personnel on the territory of the russian federation.
Our units successfully repulsed the assault in the direction of Dovhenke. Inflicted losses on the russian occupiers. The enemy retreated.
Measures to restore the combat capability of the occupation units are underway in the Donetsk direction. At some ranges, it was noted that combat operations were coordinated with enemy motorized infantry and tank units, supplemented by mobilized troops.
The enemy’s main efforts are focused on trying to establish full control over the city of Siverodonetsk and blockade our troops in the area of the village of Lysychansk. Our soldiers are thwarting the enemy’s attempts to take control of the Bakhmut-Siverodonetsk highway.
In the Lyman direction, in order to destroy fortifications, the enemy fired mortars and artillery at our units in the Tetyanivka and Pyskunivka districts. Inflicted a missile strike on Mykolajivka.
Our soldiers maintain control in the city of Sieverodonetsk, fighting continues in the eastern part of the city. They repulsed the enemy’s assault in the direction of Novookhtyrka and Voronovt.
In the Bakhmut direction, in order to support the actions of units, the enemy fires from artillery and jet artillery, mortars areas of the settlements of Berestov, Fedorivka and Myronivka. He struck by Ka-52 helicopters near Roth.
In order to reconnoiter the routes of advance and clarify the positions of our troops, the enemy uses sabotage and reconnaissance groups operating in the area of Belogorovka.
In the Novopavlovsk and Zaporozhye directions, the enemy did not wage active hostilities. He carried out artillery shelling in the areas of Bogoyavlenka, Volodymyrivka, Malynivka and Shcherbakiv.
The enemy strengthened the grouping of troops by force to the battalion tactical group in the Zaporozhia direction.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on maintaining the occupied frontiers. Prepares for the intensification of hostilities.