Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 17. Juli 2022

Im anhaltenden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine ist eine Einschätzung des britischen Militärs interessant: Die beobachteten Bemühungen russischer Streitkräfte, eroberte Regionen im Süden militärisch zu verstärken, deuten nach britischer Ansicht darauf hin, dass Russland die angekündigte Offensive der Ukraine zur Rückeroberung Ernst nimmt. Der Sammler am 17. Juli 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

Russia is reinforcing its defensive positions across the occupied areas of the South of Ukraine. This includes the movement of manpower, equipment and defensive stores between Mariupol and Zaporizhia, and in Kherson.
Russian forces in Melitopol are also increasing security measures.
Ukrainian forces have been applying pressure on the Russian defensive line in Kherson Oblast for over a month now, and recent political statements from both Zelenskky and the Deputy Prime Minister have warned of forthcoming offense operations to force Russia out of the areas it currently controls.
Russian defensive moves are likely a response to anticipated Ukrainian offensives, to demands made by Defence Minister Shoygu on a recent visit to the Donbas, and also to the attacks Ukraine is launching against command posts, logistic nodes and troop concentrations. Given the pressures on Russian manpower, the reinforcement of the South whilst the fight for the Donbas continues likely indicates the seriousness with which Russian commanders view the threat.

Dazu passt auch der Bericht eines Schweizer Kollegen aus dem Süden der Ukraine:

Widerstand in Mikolajew: Die Ukraine steht im Süden vor der grossen Gegenoffensive

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06:00 on July 17, 2022
The one hundred forty-fourth (144) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to perform the specified tasks. According to available information, there is a restriction on visiting the forest by the local population in the border areas of the Brest region.
There are no significant changes in the Siversky direction. The enemy carried out an airstrike near Esmani, Sumy oblast. In addition, it periodically carries out aerial reconnaissance and artillery shelling of 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 lines. He shelled the areas of the settlements of Petrivka, Rydne, Sosnivka, Slatine, Pryshyb, Ruski Tyshki, Pytomnyk, Verkhniy Saltiv and others. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the „Orlan-10“ UAV.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy shelled civil and military infrastructure near Zakitny, Hryhorivka, Tetyanivka, Zvanivka, Minkivka, Raigorodka and others with barrel and jet artillery. He led assaults in the area of Ivano-Daryivka, but was unsuccessful. Tried to advance in the direction of Verkhnokamyanka. He was decisively repulsed, suffered losses and withdrew. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of operational-tactical level UAVs near Zvanivka, Fedorivka, and Serebryanka.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy fired at our positions in the areas of the settlements of Novoluhanske, Berestove, Bilorohovka, Vershyna, Vyimka, Sukha Balka, Oleksandropil and the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. Ukrainian soldiers competently repelled another reconnaissance attempt with a battle near Berestove and Bilohorivka. The occupiers also launched missile and air strikes near Soledar, Pokrovske and Svitlodarsk.
In the Avdiyiv, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia directions, systematic shelling of the positions of our troops along the contact line continues. The occupiers launched airstrikes near Kamianka, Shcherbaki and Mali Shcherbaki.
Shelling was recorded in the areas of Novovorontsovka, Kobzartsi, Blahodatne, Bila Krynytsia, Trudolyubivka, Novohryhorivka, Olenivka, Prybuzke, Oleksandrivka, Lupareve and others in the South Buh direction. The enemy launched rocket attacks on the city of Mykolaiv. The threat of repetition of such actions by the enemy in the region remains.
In order to identify changes in the position of our troops and adjust fire, the occupiers conducted aerial reconnaissance by UAVs of operational-tactical and tactical levels. The enemy continues the engineering equipment of the positions.
Due to significant losses, the personnel of most units of the occupying forces have a very low level of morale and psychological state and are looking for an opportunity to avoid further participation in hostilities. This is especially common among the occupiers who had direct fire contact with Ukrainian soldiers.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine
High-precision attacks launched by Russian Aerospace Forces at a provisional base of 92nd Mechanised Brigade deployed in Chuguyev (Kharkov region) have resulted in the elimination of up to 200 servicemen of 2nd and 3rd battalions, as well as over 10 armoured vehicles.
In view of considerable losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), there is an increasing number of desertion cases.
A rifle company of 58th Battalion from 104th Separate Territorial Defence Brigade operationally subordinated to the commander of 108th Battalion from 10th Mountain Assault Brigade that operated near Verkhnekamentskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) completely abandoned its positions and withdrew towards unknown destination.
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue launching attacks at military facilities located in Ukraine.
High-precision long-range air-based missiles have destroyed 1 depot in one of the buildings of an industrial entity in Odessa that storaged Harpoon anti-ship missiles delivered to Ukraine by NATO countries.
High-precision ground-based armament has destroyed 1 launching ramp and 1 reloading vehicle of U.S.-manufactured HIMARS multiple rocket-launching system (MRLS) deployed near Krasnoarmeysk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Attack launched at the base of 97th Battalion from 60th Mechanised Infantry Brigade of the AFU deployed near Novodanilovka (Zaporozhye region) has resulted in the elimination of up to 65 nationalists and over 10 special motor vehicles.
High-precision attacks of Russian Aerospace Forces have eliminated 4 command posts, including those of a battalion from 59th Mechanised Infantry Brigade near Zelyony Gay (Nikolayev region) and of 242nd Battalion from 241st Territorial Defence Brigade near Dergachi (Kharkov region), 6 munitions depots near Bondarnoye and Vasyukovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Malinovka (Zaporozhye region), Chervonoye (Sumy region), as well as 19 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment, including 4 provisional bases of foreign mercenaries in Konstantinovka (Kharkov region) and Dzerzhinsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Within counter-battery warfare, 1 MRLS plattoon, 9 Giantsint-B artillery howitzer and D-30 gun plattoons near Verkhnekamenskoye, Serebryanka, Bondarnoye, Dronovka and Zvanovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as artillery units at their firing positions in 107 areas.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised 21 command posts, 189 AFU manpower and military equipment concentration areas.
Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces have shot down 1 Ukrainian Mi-17 helicopter near Slavyansk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Russian air defence means have destroyed 1 Su-25 airplane of Ukrainian Air Forces near Velikaya Kamyshevakha (Kharkov region) and 1 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle near Bolshiye Prokhody (Kharkov region).
1 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missile has been intercepted near Dmitrenko (Kherson region), 8 projectiles launched by Uragan and HIMARS MRLS have been intercepted near Izyum (Kharkov region), Tavriya (Zaporozhye region) and Alchevsk (Lugansk People’s Republic).
In total, 257 airplanes and 140 helicopters, 1,558 unmanned aerial vehicles, 355 air defence missile systems, 4,084 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 747 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,151 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 4,379 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 18:00 on July 17, 2022
The one hundred forty-fourth (144) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
There are no significant changes on the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions. The enemy used artillery to shell the border settlements of Studenok, Volfyne, Bilopylla, Novi Virky and Iskryskivshchyna. Aerial reconnaissance of the border regions of Chernihiv and Sumy oblast continues.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is trying to hold the occupied lines. Shelling was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Petrivka, Protopopivka, Prudyanka, Ruski Tyshki, Pytomnyk, Stary Saltiv, Chuhuiv, Mospanove, Udy, Vesele and others. The occupiers carried out airstrikes near Prudyanka and Verkhniy Saltov.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy fired mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Dolyna, Dibrovne, Ivanivka, Mazanivka, Bohorodychne, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Kurulka, Kostyantynivka, Virnopillya, Husarivka and other settlements. In order to disrupt the control system of the Defense Forces and prevent aerial reconnaissance, the enemy is actively using radio-electronic warfare.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to focus its main efforts on attempts to establish control over the city of Siversk and advance in the direction of the city of Bakhmut.
In the Slovyansk direction, the occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in the areas of Donetske, Siversk, Verkhnokamianske, Zvanivka, Vyimka, Ivano-Daryivka, and other settlements. Our soldiers quickly suppressed enemy assaults near Hryhorivka. The occupiers withdrew with losses.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled the positions of our troops with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in particular near Berestove, Vesele, Krasna Hora, Vershyna, Novoluhanske, and Travneve. It carried out missile and air strikes in the regions of Kostyantynivka, Novoluhanske and Pokrovske. The occupiers tried to storm and advance near Berestove, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, and Novoluhanske. The bad actions of the enemy again ended in failure and loss of personnel.
In the Avdiyivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, shelling was recorded near Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Volodymyrivka, Pavlivka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Stepnohirsk, and Stepove. The enemy launched missile and air strikes near Pokrovsk and Novoselivka Druha.
The occupiers tried to improve the tactical position in the areas of Mykhailivka, Pavlivka and Novomykhailivka settlements. They were repulsed and ingloriously managed to escape.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is trying to disrupt the logistical support of our troops with systematic shelling. Shelled civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Bila Krynytsia, Berezneguvate, Ternivka, Vesely Kut, Blahodatne, Kvitneve, Lotskyne, Novohryhorivka, Myrne, Prybuzke, Lupareve, Bashtanka and others. Launched missile strikes on Mykolaiv.
Aerial reconnaissance by unmanned aerial vehicles continues. There is a high threat of further missile strikes on the region’s critical infrastructure.
Our units continue to carry out missile and artillery fire missions in the designated directions and beat the invaders in close combat.