Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 15. Juli 2022

Im anhaltenden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine beobachten die ukrainischen Streitkräfte eine Umgruppierung der russischen Formationen im Osten für eine erneute Offensive. Russland versucht den Angriff am Vortag zu rechtfertigen, bei dem in der zentralukrainischen Stadt Winnyzja zahlreiche Zivilisten getötet und verwundet wurden. Der Sammler am 15. Juli 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

In the Donbas, Russian and pro-Russian Luhansk People’s Republic separatist forces claim to have entered the outskirts of Siversk.
This has not been corroborated, however, Russian forces have been slowly advancing westwards following shelling and probing assaults towards Siversk from Lysychansk to open a pathway onward to Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.
Bakhmut is likely to be the next objective, once Siversk is secured.
Since withdrawing from the strategically located Snake Island on 30 June 2022, Russia has been attempting to deny its use by Ukraine.
However, on 13 July 2022 airstrikes by two Su-27 Russian fighter jets failed to hit the island. This follows the pattern of Russian air forces failing to successfully engage in the tactical battle.
Over 2.5m people have now been evacuated from Ukraine to Russia since the start of the invasion. Russia continues to face accusations that it is forcibly deporting Ukrainians; in many cases Ukrainians have reportedly been mistreated in filtration camps set up by Russia.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06:00 on July 15, 2022
The one hundred forty-second (142) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
There are no significant changes in the activities of the armed forces of the republic of belarus were noted in the Volyn and Polissya directions.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to carry out enhanced protection of the section of the Ukrainian-russian border. In order to demonstrate their presence, the enemy periodically fires at the positions of our troops in the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is trying to hold the occupied areas and prevent our troops from advancing towards the state border. Fired tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Petrivka, Rydne, Sosnivka, Slatyne, Pryshyb, Ruski Tyshky, Pytomnyk, Verkhniy Saltiv and others. Conducted aerial reconnaissance with an operational-tactical Orlan-10 UAV near Prymorske.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy is trying to improve the tactical position and conduct offensive actions in the direction of Slovyansk. The areas of Dibrivne, Podolivka, Mazanivka, Adamivka, Chepilya, Krasnopillya, Kurulka and others were shelled with artillery.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to fire on units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine from artillery and tanks along the contact line. Conducts reconnaissance, trying to find weak points in the defense of our troops. It concentrates its main efforts on the Bakhmut and Novopavliv directions, tries to advance in the direction of Soledar and Bakhmut.
In the direction of Kramatorsk, the enemy is regrouping in order to resume the offensive in the direction of Siversk. The Kramatorsk, Zakitne, Hryhorivka, and other districts were shelled from barrel and rocket artillery. Airstrikes near Verkhnokamyanske.
In the Bakhmut direction, it shelled our positions, in particular, in the areas of the settlements of Novoluhanske, Pokrovske, Vesela Dolyna, Berestove, Vesele, Mayorsk, and Vershyna. It carried out airstrikes near Semihirya, Berestove and the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. Our soldiers successfully stopped enemy assault attempts in the area of Kodema and Bilohorivka, as well as attempts to capture the villages of Spirne and Vershyna. The occupiers received stiff resistance, suffered significant losses and withdrew ingloriously.
The enemy engaged UAVs near Bakhmutskyi. Also, the enemy is trying to strengthen the air defense system of rear bases and units.
In the Kurakhiv, Novopavliv, and Zaporizhzhia areas, the invaders did not conduct active actions, they continued shelling along the contact line. They carried out airstrikes near Kamianka. Our defenders quickly suppressed an attempted enemy offensive near Vodyane with accurate fire. The enemy launched a missile-aircraft attack on civilian infrastructure in the Vuhledar area.
The occupiers systematically bombarded civilian and military infrastructure in the South Buh direction. They carried out a missile attack on Mykolaiv and airstrikes in the areas of Velyke Artakove and Olhino.
The enemy conducted aerial reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles of the operational-tactical and tactical levels and continued the engineering equipment of the positions. There remains a significant threat of missile strikes on critical infrastructure in the region.
russian occupiers, in order to somehow justify the destruction of civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine, continue to openly lie about the location of military units in kindergartens, hospitals and churches.
We urge you to trust information only from verified sources and not to spread russian fakes and disinformation.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums, in dem unter anderem versucht wird, den Angriff auf Winnyzja (englische Transkription: Vinnytsia) am (gestrigen) Donnerstag als Angriff auf eine angebliche Militärkonferenz zu rechtfertigen:

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 attacks launched at provisional bases of 40th Artillery Brigade and Kraken nationalist group deployed in Kharkov have resulted in the elimination of up to 200 nationalists, including about 50 foreign mercenaries and 19 units of armament and military equipment.
Pinpoint attacks of Russian Aerospace Forces launched at the bases of Right Sector nationalist group deployed in Artyomovsk (Donetsk People’s Republic) have resulted in the elimination of about 300 nationalists and up to 30 units of armoured and special motor vehicles.
Attack launched at a provisional base of 45th Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) deployed near Shcherbaki (Zaporozhye region) has resulted in the elimination of barracks with over 70 servicemen.
Artillery units have eliminated up to 70 nationalists and 11 armoured vehicles of 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the AFU near Lugovoye and Novoandreyevka (Zaporozhye region).
On July 14, Kalibr high-precision sea-based missiles were launched at the House of Officers of the garrison in Vinnitsa.
The facility hosted a conference of the Ukrainian Armed Force command with representatives of foreign armament suppliers aimed at discussing the issues on sending another batch of aircraft, destruction means, as well as on organising the reparation of Ukrainian aircraft. The attack has resulted in the elimination of the conference participants.
High-precision attacks of Russian Aerospace Forces have resulted in the elimination of 5 command posts and signal nodes, including 1 of 10th Air Assault and 1st Tank Brigade of the AFU near Praskovievka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Prosianaya (Dnepropetrovsk region), 1 launching ramp of Buk-M1 air defence missile system near Sol (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as 43 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.
Within the counter-battery warfare, 2 plattoons of Ukrainian MRLS, 2 Giatsint-B artillery plattoons near Dzerzhinsk (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as 84 areas of artillery units have been neutralised.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised 18 command posts, as well as 211 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.
Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 2 MiG-29 airplanes of Ukrainian Air Force near Slavyansk and Druzhkovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Russian air defence means have shot down 2 Su-25 airplanes of Ukrainian Air Force near Barmashovo (Nikolayev region), as well as 9 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Balakleya, Izyum, Peschanoye, Ternovaya (Kharkov region), Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region) and Vesyolaya Tarasovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
In addition, 9 projectiles launched by Uragan MRLS have been intercepted near Khartsyzsk, Korovy Yar, Khanzhenkovo (Donetsk People’s Republic), Andreyevka (Kharkov region) and Tomarino (Kherson region).
In total, 253 airplanes and 137 helicopters, 1,543 unmanned aerial vehicles, 355 air defence missile systems, 4,060 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 746 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,147 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 4,341 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

• Nach Angaben des ukrainischen Verteidigungsministers Oleksij Resnikow sind die ersten Mehrfach-Raketenwerfer (MLRS, Multiple Launch Rocket System) von europäischen NATO-Staaten in der Ukraine eingetroffen. Resnikow illustrierte seinen Tweet dazu zwar mit dem Archivbild eines britischen Systems, machte aber keine Angaben, wo die gelieferten MLRS herkamen – sowohl Großbritannien als auch Deutschland haben drei dieser Waffensysteme zugesagt. (Auf der offiziellen deutschen Liste der Waffenlieferungen, zuletzt veröffentlicht am 12. Juli, sind die MLRS noch als künftige Lieferung aufgeführt)

• Notizen aus dem Briefing des Pentagon, aufgeschrieben von Jeff Seldin von der Voice of America:

Day 142 of #Russia invasion of #Ukraine
„Russian forces are limited to incremental if any gains“ in the #Donbas „held off“ by #Ukraine forces, per a senior US military official
Says Russians have not been able to advance on #Slovansk
US confirms #Russia used submarine launched missiles in deadly attack on #Vinnytsia, per a senior US military official
Says „no indication“ there was a legitimate military target anywhere nearby
US provided #HIMARS – „They’re having a very, very significant effect“ for #Ukraine, per a senior US military official
„We’ve all seen the #Russia|ns slow their movement & advances“
#Russia|n strikes over past 7-14 days have caused 100-150 civilian casualties, per a senior US military official
#Ukraine #HIMARS hitting #Russia|n ammo depots but „Russia is a well-stocked country“ per a senior US military official
US not tracking weapons sent to #Ukraine
But US emphasizes officials „have not seen indications those weapons have gone anywhere else“ per a senior US military official
#Ukraine forces „have made some small gains in the south“ per a senior US military official
NEW: No signs any weapons from #Iran are showing up YET among #Russia|n forces fighting in #Ukraine, per a senior US military official
#HIMARS – „We didn’t think that would be a silver bullet“ for #Ukraine, per a senior US military official
Says the battle in #Donbas is now „between bad morale and strong will“ w/morale of #Russia|n forces „abysmal“
Ability of #Ukraine forces to destroy weapons/ammo supplies far behind #Russian front lines having a significant impact on morale of Russian forces, per a senior US military official
“ We assess that #Russia|n forces are limited to incremental, if any gains around the northern #Donbas, held up by #Ukrainian defenses“ per senior US military official
„Russian forces continue to employ indiscriminate artillery bombardment along w/air missile strikes“
#Kharkiv – „We assess that the #Ukrainians are continuing to defeat #Russia|n attempts to gain ground in the vicinity of #Izyum“ per senior US military official „In #Slovyansk [it’s] generally the same“
„Pretty strong defenses from the Ukrainians“
#Mikolayiv, #Kherson – „no real progress there“ by either #Ukraine or #Russia, per senior US military official
#HIMARS „having a very very significant effect“ per sr US military ofcl
#Ukraine „spending a lot of time striking targets like ammunition supplies, other logistical supplies, command&control…a direct impact on the ability [of #Russia] to conduct operations on the front line“
„We’ve all seen the #Russia|ns slow their movements & their advances“ per senior US military official on #Ukraine’s use on #HIMARS
„It’s hard for me to believe that can’t be somehow related to the loss of ammunition & the loss of somebody to tell them where to go“
#Ukraine’s efforts in the south
„I do know that the Ukrainians have made small gains in pockets in the south“ per a sr US military official „I hesitate to put a number on that“
#HIMARS – „we didn’t think that would be a silver bullet, certainly“ per senior US military official
US view of the fight btw #Russia & #Ukraine
„What you’ve got is a kind of a match up between bad morale & strong will“ per sr US military official, adding „The morale of the Russians is really dismal“
„It’d be hard not to have morale issues at times when again, you know you’re supposed to get supplies but those supplies were destroyed 40 kilometers behind your lines“ per senior US military official
re #Russia’s troop morale issues

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs (bislang nur im ukrainischen Original auf Facebook veröffentlicht, deshalb in der Übersetzung von Google Translate):

Operatives Update vom 15.07.2022, 18.00 Uhr, zur russischen Invasion
Der einhundertzweiundvierzigste Tag des heldenhaften Widerstands der ukrainischen Nation gegen die russische Militärinvasion geht weiter.
In den Richtungen Volyn und Poliske wird im Luftraum der Republik Belarus die Rotation des Langstrecken-Radarerkennungsflugzeugs A-50U der Luft- und Weltraumstreitkräfte der Streitkräfte der Russischen Föderation festgestellt. Die Bedrohung durch Raketen- und Luftangriffe aus dem Hoheitsgebiet und dem Luftraum der Republik Belarus bleibt bestehen.
In der Richtung von Seversky hält der Feind bis zu vier taktische Bataillonsgruppen in den Grenzgebieten der Regionen Brjansk und Kursk, um die Präsenz zu demonstrieren und die Aktionen der Verteidigungskräfte einzuschränken. Die Besatzer haben auf unsere Stellungen in der Nähe von Kucherivka und Pokrovka im Gebiet Sumy geschossen.
In Richtung Slobozhansk beschoss der Feind mit Rohr- und Raketenartillerie die Bezirke Charkiw, Staraya Hnylitsa, Ruska Lozova, Ukrainka, Rusky Tyshky, Peremoha, Mykilsk, Slatyny, Solotschiw, Krynychny, Chepily, Novomykolaivka, Novaya Dmytrivka, Dibrovny, Bogorodychny , und Karnauchivka. Machte einen Luftangriff in der Nähe von Verkhniy Saltov.
Ukrainische Soldaten wehrten den Angriff erneut erfolgreich ab, während dessen die Besatzer versuchten, die Kontrolle über Bogorodychny zu erlangen.
In Richtung Donezk verstärkte der Feind in einigen Gebieten den Einsatz von Flug-, Lauf- und Raketenartillerie, um das vorübergehend besetzte Gebiet zu erweitern und die Verwaltungsgrenze der Region Donezk zu erreichen.
Der Feind führte Luftangriffe in den Gebieten Verkhnokamianske, Ivano-Dariivka, Kramatorsk, Berestov, Belogorivka, Pokrovske, Soledar, Nova Kamianka, Paraskoviivka, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna und New York durch. Raketen- und Luftangriffe wurden in der Nähe von Bilogorivka, Yagidny, Bakhmut, Avdiivka und Novoselivka registriert.
Die Besatzer versuchten, den Abschnitt der Straße Bachmut-Lysychansk unter ihre Kontrolle zu bringen. Angriffsoperationen wurden in Richtung Nagirny und Bilogoriwka durchgeführt. Ukrainische Soldaten stoppten all diese schlechten Versuche des Feindes mit Feuer und drängten ihn zurück.
Die Invasoren unternahmen auch mehrere erfolglose Versuche, ihre taktische Position in den Richtungen Mykolaivka – Spirne, Myronivka – Vugleghirska TPP und Vidrodzhennya – Vershina zu verbessern. Infolgedessen erlitten die Besatzer Verluste und zogen sich zurück.
In den Gebieten Pawlograd und Pokrowsk führte der Feind Luftaufklärung mit UAVs durch.
In den Richtungen Kurachiw, Nowopawliw und Saporischschja feuerte der Feind Artillerie in den Gebieten der Siedlungen Nowomykhailivka, Pavlivka, Prechistivka, Novopil, Myrne und Mali Shcherbaki ab.
Ein Versuch, die taktische Position in Richtung Solodke – Vodyane, Volodymyrivka – Vodyane, Yehorivka – Pavlivka zu verbessern, endete mit erheblichen Verlusten für die russischen Besatzer. Unter dem Feuer ukrainischer Soldaten zogen sich die Überreste der feindlichen Streitkräfte zurück.
Um Änderungen in der Position unserer Truppen zu erkennen und das Artilleriefeuer anzupassen, führte der Feind eine Luftaufklärung durch BpLA im Gebiet von Mala Tokmachka durch.
In Richtung South Buz beschießt der Feind die Stellungen unserer Truppen aus Panzern, Rohr- und Raketenartillerie entlang der Kontaktlinie. Versuche, Luftaufklärung durch UAVs durchzuführen.
In den Gewässern des Schwarzen Meeres halten die Besatzer drei Träger mit hochpräzisen Waffen einsatzbereit.