Nachgereicht fürs Archiv: Zum russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 16. Juli 2022:
• Das britische Intel Update:
Russian offensive operations remain reduced in scope and scale, with fighting west of Lysychansk focussed on Siversk and Bakhmut. This is despite Russian claims to have entered the outskirts of Siversk town earlier in the week.
Russia has previously made premature and false claims of success. This is likely at least in part aimed at demonstrating success to domestic audiences and to reinforce the morale of the fighting forces.
Ukrainian defence has been successful in repulsing Russian attacks since Lysychansk was ceded and the Ukrainian defensive line was shortened and straightened.
This has allowed for the concentration of force and fires against reduced Russian attacks and has been instrumental in reducing Russia’s momentum.
Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06:00 on July 16, 2022
The one hundred forty-third (143) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian occupiers continue to launch rocket attacks on civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine.
There are no significant changes in the position and activity of the units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus in the border areas with Ukraine were noted in the Volyn and Polissya directions.
In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy fired mortars at the positions of our troops near Zarutskyi, Starykyve and Budivelne, Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the advance of our troops. Conducted an airstrike near Mospanove. It carried out artillery shelling in the areas of Kharkiv, Pytomnyk, Novopokrovka, Protopivka, Ruski Tyshky, Duvanka and Korobochkyne settlements.
It carried out an airstrike in the Slovyansk direction near Bohorodichne.
Artillery shelling was recorded in the areas of Dibrovne, Chepil, Kostyantynivka, Novomykolayivka, Mazanivka, Bohorodychne, Mykilske and Husarivka settlements.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy shelled the districts of Zakitne, Siversk, Hryhorivka, Tetyanivka, Donetsk and Raihorodok. Our defenders successfully repulsed the offensive of the occupiers in the direction of Spirne – Ivano-Daryivka.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy carried out airstrikes near Berestove and New York. It carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Soledar, Zvanivka, and Semihirya.
Enemy assault attempts in the directions Dolomitne – Novoluhanske and Dolomitne – Semihirya were choked under the effective fire of Ukrainian soldiers. The same fate befell the occupiers in the direction of Roty – Vershyna. The enemy left. After regrouping, it resumed the attack on the Vuhlehirska TPP, hostilities continue.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy launched airstrikes near Avdiivka in order to dislodge our units from the occupied lines. Conducted artillery shelling in the areas of settlements of Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka, Pavlivka, Zolota Nyva, Vremivka, Novopil, Zaliznychne, Novoyakovlivka and Malynivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy conducted aerial reconnaissance by UAVs. The areas of the settlements of Osokorivka, Trudolyubivka, Partyzanske, Pervomaiske, Blahodatne, Murakhivka, Kvitneve, Olenivka, Stepova Dolyna, Oleksandrivka and Tavriyske were shelled with artillery.
In order to export the captured property by sea, russian occupiers are trying to restore the activity of the sea ports on the coast of the Sea of Azov. Three carriers of high-precision weapons are kept in readiness for launching missile strikes against objects on the territory of Ukraine.
• 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 attacks launched by Russian Armed Forces resulted in the elimination of 115th Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) that had operated towards Seversk. Over the past 48 hours, this brigade has lost over 600 servicemen. Residents of Seversk, Nikolayevka and other nearby Ukraine-controlled settlements are being urgently mobilised for manning the brigade.
High-precision attack launched by Russian Aerospace Forces at a provisional base of 123rd Territorial Defence Brigade of the AFU deployed in Nikolayev has resulted in the elimination of up to 200 nationalists and foreign mercenaries, as well as 13 armoured and motor vehicles.
In terms of successful action of Russian Armed Forces and considerable losses of the AFU, Ukrainian nationalists refuse to be involved in operations in Donbass.
Particularly, 45 nationalists of 204th Battalion from 241st Territorial Defence Brigade abandoned their positions near Artyomovsk and demanded to redeploy them to the eastern part of Ukraine.
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue launching attacks at military facilities located in Ukraine.
Attacks launched by high-precision long-range air-based armament have resulted in the elimination of workshops for producing components and repairing Tochka-U ballistic missiles, as well as MRLS projectiles in Yuzhny Machinery Plant located in Dnepropetrovsk.
In addition, high-precision attacks launched by Russian Aerospace Forces have resulted in the elimination of 4 command posts, including those of 80th Air Assault Brigade near Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and 3rd Tank Brigade of the AFU near Novopokrovka (Kharkov region), as well as 1 munitions depot near Konstantinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and 25 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment.
Within counter-battery warfare, 2 MRLS plattons, 15 Giatsint-B howitzer and D-30 artillery gun units deployed near Verkhnekamenskoye, Serebryanka, Seversk, Artyomovsk, Avdeyevka and Georgiyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as artillery units at their firing positions in 73 areas have been neutralised.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised 21 command posts, 5 munitions depots, as well as 189 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration areas.
Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed 3 airplanes of Ukrainian Air Forces during an air combat: 2 MiG-29 near Novopavlovka (Nikolayev region), Vladimirovka (Dnepropetrovsk region) and 1 Su-25 near Seversk.
In addition, 2 Ukrainian helicopters (Mi-8 near Velikaya Novosyolka and Mi-24 near Seversk, Donetsk People’s Republic) have been shot down in air.
Russian air defence means have eliminated 14 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Dolgenkoye, Izyum, Malaya Kamyshevakha (Kharkov region), Kamyshany (Kherson region), Reshetilovskoye (Zaporozhye region), Alchevsk (Lugansk People’s Republic), Serebryanka, Grigorovka, Sparatak, Krasny Oktyabr and Krinichnaya (Donetsk People’s Republic).
1 Tochka-U ballistic missile has been intercepted near Novozvanovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), 2 Uragan MRLS projectiles near Izyum (Kharkov region).
In total, 256 airplanes and 139 helicopters, 1,557 unmanned aerial vehicles, 355 air defence missile systems, 4,073 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 746 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,149 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 4,253 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 18:00 on July 16, 2022
The one hundred forty third (143) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian enemy continues to launch missile attacks on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine. We urge you not to ignore air warning signals.
The situation has not undergone any significant changes in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. In order to demonstrate the presence and constrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops near Zarutske, Starykove and Budivelne of the Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhansk direction, the enemy is regrouping units with the aim of further advancing in the direction of the settlements of Barvinkove and Slovyansk.
The aggressor fired from barrel and jet artillery, tanks and mortars in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Protopopivka, Prudyanka, Dementiivka, Svitlychne, Mykilske, Cherkaski Tyshky, Stary Saltiv, Rubizhne, Korobochkyne, Dolyna, Ivanivka, Barvinkove, Bohorodychne, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Novomykolaivka and Kostyantynivka. Carried out airstrikes near Mospanoveand Bohorodychne.
On the Sloviansk and Bakhmut directions, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on establishing control over the cities of Siversk and Bakhmut. Continues to use all available means of fire damage along the contact line.
Shelling of civilian and military infrastructure was recorded in the areas of Siversk, Verkhnokamianske, Oleksandrivka, Nykyforivka, Donetske, Spirne, Travneve, Pokrovske, Soledar, New York, Kodema and other settlements. The occupiers launched airstrikes near New York, Berestove and Soledar.
With offensive and assault actions, the enemy tried to improve the tactical position in the areas of Ivano-Daryivka, Hryhorivka, Novoluhanske, Semihirya settlements and to establish control over the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. There is no success – the Ukrainian soldiers forced the enemy to retreat.
In the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, the occupiers shelled the positions of our troops with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Novobakhmutivka, Novomykhailivka, Volodymyrivka, Kamianske, Vugledar, Nevelske, Vremivka, Bilohirya, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Olhivske, Mali Shcherbaki, Tonenke, Prechistivka, Novopil, Novosilka and others. An airstrike was recorded near Avdiivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy continues to shell with the use of barrel artillery and rocket salvo fire systems along the contact line. Conducted airstrikes in the Potemkine area. The threat of missile strikes on the region’s critical infrastructure remains.
Our units continue to successfully carry out missile and artillery fire missions in the designated directions and maintain a firm defense.