Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 10. Juli 2022

Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine bleibt die Artillerie auf beiden Seiten die derzeit wichtigste Waffe. Der Sammler am 10. Juli 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

Russian artillery continues to strike the Sloviansk area of the Donbas from around Izium to the north and near Lysychansk to the east. Russian forces have likely made some further small territorial advances around Popasna.
Fires from Izium continue to focus along the axis of the E40 main road. Control of the E40, which links Donetsk to Kharkiv, is likely to be an important objective for Russia as it attempts to advance through Donetsk Oblast.

• Zum Thema Artillerie und Präzisionsmunition ein Twitter-Thread von Phillips O’Brien, Professor of Strategic Studies an  der University of St. Andrews in Schottland:

Sunday update, a discussion of range/accuracy versus mass. There is a noticeable change in the last 2 weeks in the ranged war (which is the most important in this attritional phase) and that is that Ukraine is now showing the ability to hit back.
If you look at a map of FIRMS data (fires that can be picked up by satellite) there is a significant change since the beginning of June. Then, most of the fire was very close to the front line, and crucially mostly where the Russians were trying to advance. (…)
For instance the town of Shakhtarsk, basically safe, behind the lines for Russian forces in June, now the seen of heavy fires. Which matches with reports of Russian depots, which had been built up in the supposedly safe area, now being hit by Ukr HIMARS.
Matches up to other claims of the Ukr now trying to systematically destroy Russian depots throughout the area that use to be safe and are now vulnerable.
The situation in Kherson oblast is similar. In early June overwhelmingly Russian fire on Ukrainian front line (southeast of Mykolaiv) positions. Now thats still there, but also Ukr fire behind Russian lines (in and around Kherson city). Same pattern, Mass Russian tactical fire…

Der ganze Thread, incl. Karten, hier.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06:00 on July 10, 2022
The one hundred thirty seventh (137) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, there are no changes in the activities of the units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus in the border areas of the Brest and Gomel regions.
In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy fired near Bachivsk, Myropillya, Volodymyrivka, Vovkivka, and Volfyne. Airstrikes were also carried out near the last two. Conducted aerial reconnaissance using UAVs.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the advance of our troops.
Fired artillery of various calibers in the areas of Kharkiv, Ruski Tyshky, Pytomnyk, Korobochkyne, Ivanivka, Dementiivka, Sosnivka, Rubizhne and Slatyne settlements. An airstrike was recorded near Verkhniy Saltiv. From the territory of the Belgorod region, the occupiers launched a rocket attack on the city of Kharkiv with an „Iskander“ cruise missile.
In the Slavyansk direction, the enemy carried out fire damage to the positions of our troops, carried out combat reconnaissance with an assault group in the area of the Dolyna settlement, had no success, withdrew.
The enemy shelled the Dolyna, Dibrovne, Mazanivka, Bohorodychne, Adamivka, Andriivka, Virnopilla, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Krasnopilla, and Nova Dmytrivka districts with barrel and rocket artillery.
The enemy did not conduct active operations in the Kramatorsk direction. The relocation of individual units to the Bilohorivka district was noted. It carried out shelling from mortars, barrel artillery and tanks in the areas of settlements of Siversk, Pereyizne, Hryhorivka, Verkhnokamianske and Bilohorivka. Airstrikes near Slovyansk, Siversk and Serebryanka.
The occupiers did not take any active actions in the Bakhmut direction. Enemy shelling was recorded in the areas of Vershyna, Zaytseve, Pokrovske, Vesele, Ivano-Daryivka and Vuhleghirska TPP settlements. Airstrikes were carried out near Berestove and Spirne
In the Avdiyivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy launched artillery fire in the areas of Opytne, Avdiivka, Maryinka, Pavlivka, Vugledar, Zolota Nyva, Komar, Hulyaipole, Orihiv, Mali Shcherbaki, and Poltavka settlements. It carried out airstrikes in the districts of Kamiyanka, Maly Shcherbaky and Novoandriivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on preventing the offensive of the Defense Forces of Ukraine. It shelled the Lozove, Posad Pokrovske, Ukrainka, Partyzanske, Lyubomyrivka, Kobzartsi and Shyroke districts with barrel artillery.
The enemy keeps up to three carriers of high-precision weapons in readiness for launching missile strikes on targets on the territory of Ukraine.
Ukrainian missile and artillery units struck two enemy command posts, accumulation of equipment and field ammunition depots in the Chornobayivka area. The losses of russian occupiers are being specified.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
High-precision ground-based weapons struck temporary deployment point of AFU artillery unit and ammunition depot on the territory of Ceramic Factory in Slavyansk. Up to 100 personnel, more than 1,000 artillery shells for US-made M777 howitzers and about 700 rockets for Grad MLRS were destroyed.
In addition, Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 3 command posts near Soledar, Min’kovka and Bakhmut in Donetsk People’s Republic, 16 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, including Kraken nationalist formation near Kharkov.
To replenish the large losses in personnel, the Ukrainian military command has increased the sending of untrained reservists to the front, who are being forcibly recruited in Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and Poltava regions.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery destroyed 17 command posts, 4 platoons of Grad multiple-launch rocket systems, and 2 hangars near Kostantinovka with US-made M777 howitzers, which were used to shell residential areas of Donetsk.
42 areas of artillery units in firing positions, as well as 143 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration have been neutralized.
As part of counter-battery fighting, 1 platoon of Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems near Konstantinovka, 1 platoon of Grad multiple-launch rocket systems near Dzerzhinsk and 2 artillery platoons of Giatsint-B 152-mm howitzers at firing positions near Novgorodskaya in Donetsk People’s Republic have been neutralized.
Russian Aerospace Forces‘ Su-35s fighters have shot down in the air 2 Su-25 assault aircraft of the Ukrainian air force near Barvenkovo, Kharkov Region, and Troitskoye, Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 1 MiG-29 near Krasnopolie, Donetsk People’s Republic.
Russian air defence means intercepted 3 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Melitopol in Zaporozhye Region and Ternovoye and Veseloye in Kharkov Region, 3 Tochka-U ballistic missiles, 20 rockets for Uragan MLRS near Chernobaevka in Kherson Region and 5 rockets for Smerch MLRS near Brazhkovka in Kharkov Region.
In total, 242 Ukrainian airplanes and 137 helicopters, 1,506 unmanned aerial vehicles, 353 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,995 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 741 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,127 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,128 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 18:00 on July 10, 2022
The one hundred thirty-seventh (137) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian occupiers cynically continue to launch rocket attacks on civilian targets, killing civilians. We urge you not to ignore air warning signals, wherever you are on the territory of Ukraine.
The situation has not undergone significant changes in the Volyn and Polissya directions.
In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy used barrel and jet artillery to shell the areas of the settlements of Bachivsk, Volfyne, Myropillya, Volodymyrivka, Oleksiivka, and Vovkivka in the Sumy oblast, and Senkivka and Mykolaivka in the Chernihiv oblast. In addition, in the Vovkivka and Volfyne regions, enemy assault and army aircraft struck.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy used tanks, barrel and rocket artillery to bombard Kharkiv and settlements in the Kharkiv oblast to the north, east and south of this city.
The enemy launched airstrikes near Verkhniy Saltov, Petrivka, and Mospanove.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy carried out fire damage in the areas of the settlements of Dolyna, Dibrovne, Mazanivka, Bohorodichne, Adamivka, Andriivka, Barvinkove, Virnopillya, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Krasnopillya, Nova Dmytrivka, Khrestyshche, Novopavlivka, Nikopol, Chervone, and Sulihivka. It used aviation to carry out a strike near Bohorodychne.
Thanks to the skilful actions of the Ukrainian soldiers, the occupiers clearly failed the combat reconnaissance in the direction of Mazanivka and retreated with losses.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled the areas of Kurdyumivka, Luhanske, Berestove, Vyimka, Ivano-Daryivka, Shumy and Pereizne settlements with barrel and rocket artillery.
On the Avdiyivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions along the contact line, mutual shelling continues with the use of mortars, tanks, barrel and rocket artillery.
The enemy launched airstrikes near Avdiivka and Volodymyrivka. It tried to improve the tactical position in the area of Novoselivka Druha by means of assaults, but was unsuccessful and withdrew.
In the Southern Buh direction, the enemy is trying to prevent the advancement of units of the Defense Forces deep into the temporarily occupied territory with the available means of fire damage.
In readiness for launching missile strikes on objects on the territory of Ukraine, the enemy keeps two carriers of high-precision weapons in the sea.
russian occupiers, in order to somehow justify their destruction of civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine, continue to lie about the alleged location of military units in schools, hospitals and apartment buildings
We urge you to trust information only from verified sources and not to spread russian fakes and disinformation.