Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 14. Juli 2022

Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine gibt es – erneut – Angriffe auf offensichtlich zivile Einrichtungen in ukrainischen Städten. Der Sammler am 14. Juli 2022:

• Bei einem Angriff mit Marschflugkörpern auf die Stadt Winnyzja (englische Transkription: Vinnytsia) in der Zentralukraine, weitab von den Frontverläufen, sind mindestens 20 Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Aus der Zusammenfassung der New York Times:

Russian rockets hit an office building in a city in central Ukraine on Thursday morning, killing at least 23 people and setting off a frantic search for dozens more, officials said, in the latest strike on a target that did not appear to have a direct military objective.
Three children were among those killed in the attack on the provincial capital, which occurred at around 10:30 a.m., President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office said. The attack involved Kalibr cruise missiles launched from a submarine in the Black Sea, according to his office. Vinnytsia is roughly 200 miles from the coast.

Die US-Botschaft in Kiew aktualisierte ihre Reisewarnung für die Ukraine mit einem Hinweis zur Missile Threat Awareness:

The security situation throughout Ukraine continues to be violent and unpredictable due to ongoing military attacks by Russia, with active fighting in country and uncertain safety conditions. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens not to enter Ukraine and those in Ukraine to depart immediately using privately available ground transportation options if it is safe to do so. Avoid large gatherings and organized events as they may serve as Russian military targets anywhere in Ukraine, including its western regions. (…)
Know the location of your closest shelter or protected space. In the event of mortar and/or rocket fire, follow instructions from local authorities and seek shelter immediately. If you feel your current location is no longer safe, you should carefully assess the potential risks involved in moving to a different location.

• Das britische Intel Update:

In the Donbas, Russian forces continue to conduct artillery strikes across a broad front followed by, in some areas, probing assaults by small company and platoon-sized units.
However, they have achieved no significant territorial advances over the last 72 hours and are in danger of losing any momentum built up following the capture of Lysychansk.
The ageing vehicles, weapons, and Soviet-era tactics used by Russian forces do not lend themselves to quickly regaining or building momentum unless used in overwhelming mass – which Russia is currently unable to bring to bear.
Despite 13 July 2022 talks between delegations from Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and the UN on grain exports and recent successfully negotiated prisoner exchanges, the prospects for wider talks to end the conflict remain low.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06.00 on July 14, 2022
The one hundred forty first (141) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
There are no changes in the composition, position of units and the nature of the enemy’s activity in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions. On the last one, the enemy shelled the Doroshivka and Hrabovske areas of the Sumy oblast with mortars and multiple rocket launchers.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired artillery of various calibers in the areas of Derhachi, Cherkaska Lozova, Dementiivka, Ruski Tyshki, Cherkaski Tyshki and Slatyne settlements.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy is carrying out fire damage near Barvinkove, Dibrivne, Kurulka, Podolivka, Chepil, Krasnopilla, and Bohorodychny. The enemy tried to conduct an assault in the direction of Kurulka, but was unsuccessful and retreated.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled the Hryhorivka, Siversk, Kramatorsk, Verkhnokamyansk, Zakitne, Serebryanka, and Spirne districts with barrel and jet artillery. Carried out airstrikes near Verkhnyokamyanske and Mayaki. It is leading an offensive in the direction of Verkhnokamyanske, hostilities continue.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy fired from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of settlements of Novoluhanske, New York, Pokrovske, Vesela Dolyna, Soledar, Berestove, Vesele, Vyimka, Semyhirya, Vershina and near the Vuhlehirskaya TPP. It carried out airstrikes near New York, Ivano-Daryivka and Semyhirya. Ukrainian soldiers repelled assaults in the direction of Kodema and Vershyna.
The enemy did not conduct active operations in the Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions. Shelling was recorded near Novomykhailivka, Shakhtarske, Velyka Novosilka, Pavlivka, Novoukrainka, Vremivka, Zaliznychne, Olhivske, Temyrivka, Hulyaipilske, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Kamianske, Mali Shcherbaky, Novoandriivka and Kamianka. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Avdiyivka and Kamyanka. It carried out an offensive in the direction of the settlement of Kamyanka, with partial success.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on preventing the offensive of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine. Conducted shelling from barrel and rocket artillery and tanks along the contact line. Four Kalibr sea-based cruise missile carriers are kept ready for missile strikes.
There are recorded cases of unsatisfactory food supply of the occupying troops. According to the available information, the staffing level of platoon commanders in the units of the 2nd Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District remains low. The reason is significant losses and refusal to participate in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums (der Angriff auf Winnyzja wird – noch? – nicht erwähnt):

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. The enemy suffers significant losses.
High-precision strikes near Bereznegovatoye, Nikolaev Region, Konstantinovka and Kramatorsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, hit temporary deployment points of units of 35th Marine Brigade, 54th Mechanized Brigade, 81st Airmobile Brigade and 109th Territorial Defence Brigade. As a result of strikes, the total losses of these formations amounted up to 1,000 personnel and more than 100 pieces of military equipment.
High-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit temporary deployment point of 14th Mechanized Brigade battalion manned by nationalists and foreign mercenaries near Chasov Yar, Donetsk People’s Republic. The attacks have resulted in the destruction of 43 militants and about 170 injured.
Russian army aviation hit temporary deployment point of 97th Battalion of 60th Mechanized Brigade of AFU near Malaya Tokmachka, Zaporozhye Region, with high-precision missiles. The attacks have resulted in the destruction of 30 militants and about 37 injured.
Conflicts and clashes with the use of weapons have increased among nationalist fighters. On July 13, more than 200 fighters of the 226th Kraken nationalist formation refused to follow the command’s order to move to the Kramatorsk area and claimed a „transfer“ to the Kharkov city‘ territorial defence. During the ensuing fight with the commanders and the ensuing gunfight, 6 militants were killed.
Russian Armed Forces continue strikes against military facilities in Ukraine.
High-precision sea-based Kalibr missiles destroyed multiple rocket launcher vehicles of 45th Artillery Brigade of AFU hidden in hangars at the high voltage equipment plant in Zaporozhye city.
In addition, high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed 4 command posts, including those of 61st Infantry Jaeger Brigade of AFU near Bereznegovatoye in Nikolaev Region and 80th Airborne Assault Brigade near Kramatorsk, 3 ammunition depots near Soledar, Tat’yanovka in Donetsk People’s Republic and Nikolaev, 1 fuel storage facility for military equipment near Kharkov, and 21 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.
As part of the counter-battery fighting, 1 battery of multiple rocket launchers near Slavyansk, 1 platoon of MLRS near Nikolaevka in Donetsk People’s Republic, and 1 artillery platoon of US-made M-777 howitzers at firing positions in Pervomaiskyi in Kharkov Region were destroyed.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery hit 19 command posts, 78 areas of artillery units in firing positions and 232 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
Russian Aerospace Forces fighters have shot down 2 aircraft of Ukrainian air force in the air: 1 Su-24 near Slavyansk and 1 MiG-29 near Troitskoye, Donetsk People’s Republic.
Russian air defence means destroyed 12 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Balakleya, Izyum, Lozovaya, Shchurovka in Kharkov Region, Snegirevka, Novaya Kakhovka in Kherson Region, Belogorovka, Karmazinovka, Slavyanoserbsk, Mikhailovka in Lugansk People’s Republic and Derilovo in Donetsk People’s Republic.
In addition, 2 Tochka-U ballistic missiles and 6 rockets of Uragan multiple-launch rocket system were intercepted near Novaya Kakhovka in Nikolaev Region.
In total, 249 Ukrainian airplanes and 137 helicopters, 1,534 unmanned aerial vehicles, 354 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,050 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 744 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,145 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,292 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 14, 2022
The one hundred forty-first (141) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian occupiers cynically continue to attack civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine. After today’s rocket attacks on the center of the city of Vinnytsia, the bodies of 22 dead people, including children, have been found so far. 39 people remain on the list of missing persons. In addition, about a hundred people suffered injuries of various degrees of severity.
There are no major changes on the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions. On the last, enemy units shelled the settlements of Doroshivka and Hrabovske of the Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is trying to hold the previously occupied lines and positions. It carried out shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery of the city of Kharkiv and the settlements of Protopopivka, Prudyanka, Svitlychne, Mykilske, Cherkaski Tyshky, Stary Saltiv and Rubizhne. Airstrikes near Petrivka. Conducted aerial reconnaissance by operational-tactical Orlan-10 UAV near Vasylenko and Shevchenkove.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy is trying to improve the tactical position of its units. The districts of Dolyna, Ivanivka, Barvinkove, Bohorodychne, Kutuzivka, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Tetyanivka, Novomykolayivka, and Kostyantynivka were shelled with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery. Used aviation to strike the Mayakiv area.
Our soldiers successfully repulsed the enemy’s assault in the area of Kurulka settlement.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues shelling units of the Defense Forces along the entire contact line. Uses attack and army aviation. Conducts reconnaissance in order to find weak points in the defense of our troops.
Fired at civilian infrastructure in the areas of Siversk, Verkhnyokamianske, Serebryanka, Spirne, New York, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bilohorivka, Vyimka, Semihirya, Travneve, Pokrovske and others. It carried out airstrikes in particular near New York, Nova Kamiyanka, Yakovlivka, Ivano-Daryivka, and Avdiivka.
The occupiers tried to improve the tactical position in the Verkhnokamyanske and Kamyanka districts and establish control over the Vuhlehirska TPP with offensive and assault actions. Ukrainian soldiers inflicted losses on the enemy with accurate fire and forced them to retreat.
The enemy did not conduct offensive and assault actions in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions. It shelled our positions from artillery in the areas of Novoselivka Persha, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Vuhledar, Velyka Novosilka, Novoukrainka, Vremivka, Olhivske, Temyrivka, Bilohirya, Malynivka, Kamianske, Novoandriivka, Nevelske, Orihiv and others.
In the South Buh region, the enemy carried out systematic shelling of civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Lymany, Posad-Pokrovske, Stepova Dolyna, Prybuzke, Oleksandrivka, Zorya, Kotlyareve, Lyubomirivka, Novomykolaivka, Myrne, Kyselivka, Blahodatne, Kobzartsy, Yakovlivka, Bereznehuvate, Bila Krynytsia, Olhyne , Knyazivka, Ivanivka, Chervonoy Yar and a number of other settlements. Used aviation for a strike near Tavriyske.
In the water areas of the Black and Azov Seas, the enemy’s naval group continues to block the northwestern part of the Black Sea and launch missile strikes on objects on the territory of Ukraine.
russian occupiers continue to suffer losses on the territory of Ukraine, which leads to a further decrease in morale and psychological state. The number of enemy personnel who try to avoid hostilities by any means is constantly increasing.