Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 7. Juni 2022

Im russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine halten die Kämpfe im Osten und vor allem um die Stadt Severodonezk an. Russland verstärkt unterdessen die Bemühungen, eroberte Teile der Ukraine zu annektieren. Der Sammler am 7. Juni 2022:

• In mehreren Regionen vor allem im Süden der Ukraine erklärt Russland offen das Ziel, die Gebiete zu annektieren. Aus dem Bericht der russischen Agentur TASS aus Kherson:

The authorities of the Kherson Region believe that the territory will most probably decide to follow in Crimea’s footsteps with respect to the idea of reunification with Russia, the deputy chief of the Kherson Region’s military-civilian administration, Kirill Stremousov, told the media on the sidelines of the 15th international festival Great Russian Word in Yalta on Tuesday.

… und aus Saporischschja:

The technical aspects of the issues of holding a referendum on the Zaporozhye region joining Russia are being worked through, the timeframe has not yet been defined, aide to a member of the chief council of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region Artem Sharlay told TASS on Tuesday.
„The technical issues are being worked out now, when to do it, how to do it. Right now this issue is being worked on because a significant part of the region where almost half of the population resides is controlled by the West, by Nazis. The residents of the city of Zaporozhye itself right now cannot vote because if they say ‚yes,‘ if they say ‚we want to join Russia,‘ they will be immediately taken to SBU’s torture chambers, people live in fear there,“ he said.

• Zum Thema westlicher Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine zwei Hinweise: Zum einen gibt es einen französischen TV-Bericht über den Einsatz der CESAR-Haubitzen aus Frankreich:

… und zum anderen schließt der ukrainische Generalstab auch ausdrücklich Deutschland in seinen Dank für Waffenlieferungen ein:

• Allerdings helfen der Ukraine Waffenlieferungen alleine nicht – es geht auch um die Ausbildung an den westlichen Systemen, und das führt zu Problemen schon beim Zubehör, wie die New York Times berichtet:

Since Russia invaded, NATO nations have upgraded Ukraine’s arsenal with increasingly sophisticated tools, with more promised, like the advanced multiple-launch rocket systems pledged by the United States and Britain.
But training soldiers how to use the equipment has become a significant and growing obstacle. (…)
“It’s like being given an iPhone 13 and only being able to make phone calls,” said Sergeant Pysanka, clearly exasperated.

Dazu noch eine Ergänzung – der Bericht zeigt, wie gefährlich der Gegensatz metrisches System und so genannte imperiale Maße ist:

But an oversight nearly delayed all maintenance on the guns at the hard-to-reach front lines, Ukrainian officers said. The entire M777 machine is put together on the imperial system used in the United States, meaning that using a Ukrainian metric wrench on it would be difficult, and would risk damaging the equipment.
Only after sending the guns did the United States arrange for a rushed shipment of toolboxes of imperial-gauge wrenches, said Maj. Vadim Baranik, the deputy commander of a maintenance unit.

• Das britische Intel Update:

Over the weekend, Ukrainian forces have recaptured parts of Sieverodonetsk although Russian forces likely continue to occupy eastern districts. Russia’s broader plan likely continues to be to cut off the Sieverodonetsk area from both the north and the south.
Russia made gains on the southern, Popasna axis through May but its progress in the area has stalled over the last week. Reports of heavy shelling near Izium suggests Russia is preparing to make a renewed effort on the northern axis.
Russia will almost certainly need to achieve a breakthrough on at least one of these axes to translate tactical gains to operational level success and progress towards its political objective of controlling all of Donetsk Oblast.

Die Lagekarte des britischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on June 7, 2022.
The one hundred fourth (104) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of belarus remains in the Volyn and Polissya directions. As part of the creation of the Southern Operational Command, it is planned to increase the number of armed forces of the republic of belarus to 80 thousand people. It is planned to equip military units with equipment and weapons at the expense of technical means in storage.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy did not take active action, no signs of the formation of strike groups were found. In order to demonstrate the presence and restraint of the Defense Forces, it continues to maintain up to three battalion tactical groups in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk oblasts. Mortar shelling of units of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Khodyne and Velyka Pisarivka in the Sumy region was carried out from the territory of the russian federation.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied borders, border areas north of Kharkiv and restraining the advance of our troops. Conducts remote mining of the area in the direction of the offensive of our troops on Rubizhne.
In the Slavic direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on continuing the offensive in the areas of Izyum and Slovyansk. It is trying to move in the direction of Dovhenke and Dolyna.
The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Bazalivka, Brazhkivka, and Hrushuvakha. In order to clarify the position of our units and adjust the artillery fire, it conducts air reconnaissance with the use of UAVs.
In the Donetsk direction, in addition to artillery shelling, the enemy fired from planes and helicopters. The aggressor’s main efforts were focused on the Siverodonetsk and Bakhmut areas.
The enemy did not wage active hostilities in the Lyman direction. It fired a missile at the village of Mykolayivka, 4 km east of Slovyansk.
The enemy continues to storm the city of Siverodonetsk, fighting continues. Our soldiers inflict losses on the enemy.
In the Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian troops successfully countered and repulsed the enemy’s offensive in the directions of the settlements of Nahirne, Berestov, Krynychne, and Rota.
In order to strengthen the group in the directions of Popasna, Mykolayivka, the enemy is redeploying units.
The enemy did not wage active hostilities in the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv, and Zaporizhzhia areas.
In the South Bug direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on improving its tactical position, maintaining the occupied frontiers, replenishing ammunition and fuel and oils. Ukrainian helicopters struck at clusters of enemy forces in the Kherson region, and planes – at ammunition depots in the Mykolayiv ovlast. The enemy lost more than 20 people and up to 10 units of military equipment.
In order to restore the lost position, the enemy, with the support of artillery and army aircraft, carried out offensive operations in the direction of Lozove – Bila Krynytsia, had no success. To clarify the positions of our troops, the enemy conducted air reconnaissance of UAVs.
Three carriers of naval-based cruise missiles of the Caliber type are ready for the use of missile weapons in the Black Sea.
Over the past day, the defender of Ukraine in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas repulsed ten enemy attacks, destroyed one tank, three artillery systems, two armored combat vehicles, one car and two ammunition depots. Air defense units shot down two Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

High-precision air-based missiles have hit 2 command posts, 3 firing positions of artillery batteries, as well as 18 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration. 2 ammunition depots have been destroyed in the areas of Vrubovka and Yakovlevka in Lugansk People’s Republic.
Operational-tactical aviation have hit 65 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 170 nationalists, 9 tanks, 2 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 1 battery of field artillery and 8 various purpose vehicles.
Russian air defence means have shot down 12 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Liptsy, Streleche, Dement’evka, Borodoyarskoe, Mar’ino, Petrovskoe, Grakovo, Malye Prokhody in Kharkov Region, as well as Vasil’ievka in Nikolaev Region, overnight.
Missile troops and artillery have hit 39 command posts, 49 firing positions of AFU artillery, as well as 426 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 400 nationalists, 10 armoured vehicles, 3 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 10 special vehicles, and 3 launchers of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems near Kramatorsk.
In addition, shelling resulted in the destruction of one 155mm self-propelled howitzer (M109A3) donated by Norway, 2 US 155mm howitzers (M777), and 7 field artillery and mortars, including 1 203mm Pion self-propelled artillery mount.
In total, 190 Ukrainian aircraft and 129 helicopters, 1,139 unmanned aerial vehicles, 333 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,443 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 478 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,807 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,464 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00 on June 7, 2022.
The one hundred fourth (104) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The aggressor continues to launch missile and air strikes on military and civilian infrastructure on the territory of Ukraine and does not stop trying to establish control over the city of Siverodonetsk.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions without much change.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy did not take active action. During the day, the enemy fired on the settlements of Senkivka, Chernihiv oblast, Sopych, Konstantynivka, Stari Vyrky and Velyka Pysarivka, Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is fighting to hold the occupied borders, continues to shell our troops, passes the area.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy focuses on preparing troops for the attack on the city of Slovyansk. It fired on the settlements of Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dolyna, Kurulka, Hrushuvakha, Chervona Polyana and Shnurky.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy fired on units of our troops and civilian infrastructure with barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Lysychansk, Borivske and Metelkino.
In the Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian soldiers successfully restrained assault operations in the area of ​​the settlement of Komyshuvakha. Also, hostile assault attempts in the direction of Svitlodarsk and Uglehirska Three thermal power plant were unsuccessful.
Near Nahirny, our defenders inflicted fire damage on the occupying forces. After an unsuccessful assault attempt, the enemy retreated to its former position.
The occupiers did not conduct active hostilities in the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhya areas.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy focused its main efforts on conducting reconnaissance, maintaining the occupied frontiers, and restoring lost positions. In addition, enemy units, using artillery fire, are trying to prevent the creation of favorable conditions for a counteroffensive by our troops in the Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts.
There have been no significant changes in the Bessarabian direction.
In the Black and Azov Seas, an enemy naval group is involved in blocking civilian navigation in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
Due to the successful actions of our air defense, the intensity of the use of enemy aircraft has been reduced. Efforts are focused on supporting the actions of the ground group and targeting missile strikes on infrastructure in the depths of Ukraine.
Due to the loss of personnel and military equipment, the enemy continues to actively use civilian infrastructure and repair and rehabilitation base in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts.