Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 2. Juli 2022

Im andauernden russischen Angrifsskrieg gegen die Ukraine scheint weiterhin die Stadt Lyssytschansk im Osten im Mittelpunkt zu stehen – Meldungen über eine Aufgabe durch die Ukraine oder eine Eroberung durch russische Streitkräfte blieben zunächst unbestätigt.  Der Sammler am 2. Juli 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

Russian forces continue to achieve minor advances around Lysychansk, with air and artillery strikes continuing in the district. Ukrainian forces probably continue to block Russian forces in the south-eastern outskirts of Lysychansk.
Russia continues to employ air-launched anti-ship missiles in a secondary land attack role, likely because of dwindling stockpiles of more accurate modern weapons.
Analysis of CCTV footage shows the missile that impacted the Kremenchuk shopping centre on 27 June 2022 was highly likely a Kh-32. This is an upgraded version of the Soviet era Kh-22 KITCHEN.
Although the Kh-32 has several performance improvements over the Kh-22, it is still not optimised to accurately strike ground targets, especially in an urban environment. This greatly increases the likelihood of collateral damage when targeting built up areas.
Further strikes on 30 June 2022 in Odesa Oblast likely involved Kh-22 KITCHEN missiles. These weapons are even less accurate and unsuitable for precision strikes and have almost certainly repeatedly caused civilian casualties in recent weeks.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on July 02, 2022
The one hundred twenty nineth (129) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, according to available information, the terms of mobilization training in the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus have been extended until July 9 of this year (the previous terms were June 22 – July 1, 2022). As part of the above-mentioned measures, summonses are being served through the military commissariats of the Gomel region. In addition, doctors have been notified of a ban on travelling outside the country.
In the Siversky direction, in order to cover the russian-Ukrainian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions, the enemy continues to hold up to three battalion tactical groups from the 1st Tank Army, the 20th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District and units of airborne troops. The aggressor carried out artillery fire damage to the positions of the Defense Forces in the border areas of Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts.
In order to disrupt the system of control and communication of units of the Defense Forces, the enemy is using radio-electronic warfare complexes in the areas of settlements located near the state border in the territory of the Belgorod region.
In the Kharkiv direction, enemy units are concentrating their efforts on restraining the actions of our troops and preventing their further advance. In order to regain lost positions, the enemy is conducting assaults in the direction of Kochubeyivka – Dementiyivka. It carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Zolochiv, Ruska Lozova, Khrestyshche, Peremoha, Dementiivka, Verkhnii Saltiv, Molodova, Stariy Saltiv, Korobochkine, Zamulivka, Velyka Babka, Volobuyivka, and Malinivka. Carried out airstrikes near Verkhny Saltiv, Prudyanka, and Mospanove.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy is fighting defensive battles. It also stormed Bohorodychne, without success. The areas of Dolyna, Dibrivne, Kurulka, Mazanivka, Bohorodychne, Krasnopillya, Adamivka, Sukha Kamianka, Husarivka and Krynychne settlements were shelled with artillery.
The enemy is trying to improve the system of logistical support in the specified direction.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the areas of Bilohorivka, Mayaky, and Donetsk were shelled with barrel and rocket artillery, and in the Lysychansk region, Zolotarivka and Verkhnyokamyansk were fired. It led an offensive in the direction of the latter, had no success, withdrew.
In the direction of Bakhmut, shelling from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery was recorded near Vershyna, Bakhmut and Spirne. The enemy also carried out airstrikes in the area of Vershyna settlement.
In the Avdiiv, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv, and Zaporizhzhia directions, the occupiers fired artillery of various calibers into the areas of Shumy, New York, Zalizne, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Maryinka, Pavlivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Shevchenko, Novodanylivka, Orihiv, and Zaliznychne settlements. Enemy airstrikes were recorded near Novobakhmutivka and Avdiivka.
In the Pivdenny Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on holding the occupied borders and preventing the advancement of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine. Conducted shelling in the vicinity of Partyzanske, Kobzartsi, Prybuzke, Tavriyske, Stepova Dolyna, Posad-Pokrovske, Trudolyubivka, Mykolaivka, Potemkyn, and Lupareve.
In the north-western part of the Black Sea, the ship group of the Black Sea Fleet of the russian federation continues to perform the task of blocking Ukraine’s maritime communications and conducting reconnaissance. In readiness for missile strikes on objects on the territory of Ukraine, the enemy keeps two carriers of high-precision weapons.
The fighter aircraft of the Air Force continues to patrol the airspace of Ukraine, and the strike aircraft provides fire support to our units in designated operational areas without fail.
russian occupiers and their henchmen are afraid of the resistance of the local population, which is growing in particular in the Kherson region. The leadership of the invaders moves around with a lot of security, in armored cars and body armor. Local residents continue to put up total resistance.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (July 2, 2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
The enemy suffers considerable losses on all fronts.
3 battalions from 10th Mountain Assault and 72nd Mechanised brigades have lost over 50% of personnel near Verkhnekamenka and Zolotaryovka just in the past 24 hours.
Russian Aerospace Forces have launched a high-precision attack at provisional base of 1st Battalion from 30th Mechanised Brigade. The attack has resulted in the elimination of up to 120 Ukrainian servicemen and about 15 units of military equipment.
In addition, Russian aviation has neutralised a provisional armament and military equipment storage base of 10th Mountain Assault Brigade deployed at the territory of a tractor plant in Kharkov. The attack has resulted in the elimination of up to 30 servicemen and 10 units of armoured and motor vehicles.
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue launching attacks at military facilities located in Ukraine.
High-precision attacks launched by Russian Aerospace Forces have resulted in the elimination of 5 command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Artyomovsk and Chasov Yar (Donetsk People’s Republic), Pervomayskoye, Zelyony Gay and Barmashovo (Nikolayev region), 3 munitions depots near Shevchenkovo and Novogrigorovka (Zaporozhye region), as well as AFU manpower and military equipment in 32 areas.
Within the counter-battery warfare, high-precision attacks launched by Russian Aerospace Forces have resulted in the neutralisation of 4 MRLS plattoons near Novoluganskoye, Zhelannoye, Berdychi and Vozdvizhenka from where the AFU had been shelling the settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised: 39 AFU command posts, 2 munitions depots near Nikolayev, as well as manpower and military equipment in 302 areas.
Russian air defence means have shot down 1 MiG-29 of the Ukrainian Air Force near Yavkino (Nikolayev region).
19 Ukrainian UAVs have been shot down near Voskresenovka, Glinskoye, Pitomnik, Zhovtnevoye, Rubezhnoye, Petrovka (Kharkov region), Rabotino, Novodanilovka (Zaporozhye region), Petrovskoye, Popasnaya, Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic), Snezhnoye, Vysokoye, Yasinovataya, Donetsk, Makeyevka, Dokuchayevsk, Komsomolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
4 MRLS projectiles have been intercepted near Yasinovataya, Mineralnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Chernobayevka (Kherson region).
In total, 227 airplanes and 134 helicopters, 1,430 unmanned aerial vehicles, 353 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,886 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 702 combat vehicles equipped with multiple rocket-launching systems, 3,073 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 3,954 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00 on July 02, 2022
The one hundred twenty-ninth (129) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to perform the task of covering the belarusian-Ukrainian border in the border areas of the Brest and Gomel regions on a rotational basis. Training on guiding pontoon crossings is conducted. There were no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups.
There are no significant changes in the Siversky direction. The enemy fired at the positions of the Defense Forces in the areas of Studenok, Tovstodubovе, Nova Sloboda and Bilopillya.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is defending the previously occupied positions. He carried out shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Zolochiv, Khrestyshche, Molodova, Korobochkine, Velyka Babka, Malynivka, Ivanivka, Cherkaska Lozova, Slatine and Chepil.
It led an assault in the area of Dementiiivka settlement, was unsuccessful, withdrew. It carried out an airstrike near Verkhniy Saltiv and Prudyanka. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the „Orlan-10“ UAV.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy continues to defend. It shelled the Dolyna, Kurulka, Adamivka and Barvinkovo districts with artillery. Our soldiers once again successfully repulsed the assault in the area of the settlement of Bohorodychne.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy shelled civilian infrastructure near Ivano-Daryivka and Zolotarivka. As a result of the hostilities, it was established in the area of the Verkhnokamyanka settlement.
In the Kramatorsk direction, enemy shelling was recorded near Bilohorivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers shelled our positions with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Kodema and Berestovo. Near the latter, reconnaissance was carried out by combat. Ukrainian soldiers resolutely fought back and forced the enemy to retreat.
In the Avdiyivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy fired artillery of various calibers on the districts of Avdiivka, Opytnte, Netailove, Pavlivka, Orikhove, Malynivka, Novosilk, and Novoandriivka. It carried out airstrikes near Pavlivka. Ukrainian defenders stopped the offensive actions of the enemy in the area of the settlement of Novomykhailivka and pushed them back.
In the South Buh direction, the occupiers continue systematic shelling of civilian and military infrastructure with barrel and rocket artillery. Aerial reconnaissance of the UAVs is conducted.
As a result of the actions of the Ukrainian soldiers, the enemy left the settlement of Ivanivka.