Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine hat Russland den Angriff mit Marschflugkörpern auf Odessa eingeräumt – der weniger als 24 Stunden nach einem Abkommen zum Getreideexport auch und gerade über den Hafen von Odessa stattfand. Der Sammler am 24. Juli 2022:
• Einen Tag nach dem Angriff auf den Hafen von Odessa hat die russische Regierung bestätigt, dass es ein Angriff ihrer Streitkräfte war – und den mit der Behauptung gerechtfertigt, nur militärische Ziele seien attackiert worden. Zunächst erklärte die Sprecherin des Moskauer Außenministeriums, Marija Sacharowa, am (heutigen) Sonntag auf ihrem Telegram-Kanal:
Wolodymyr Selenskij hat den Beschuss des Hafens von Odessa als „unverhohlene russische Barbarei“ bezeichnet. „Wenn noch jemand sagen könnte, dass eine Art von Dialog mit Russland notwendig ist, dann sehen Sie sich an, was gerade passiert. Die Kalibr-Raketen haben die Möglichkeit solcher Aussagen zunichte gemacht.“
Kalibr-Raketen haben einen Teil der militärischen Infrastruktur im Hafen von Odessa zerstört und ein ukrainisches Militärboot mit einem Präzisionsschlag an eine vom Kiewer Regime geliebte Adresse geschickt.
(Übersetzt mit deepl.com)
• Die Aussage findet sich auch, etwas präziser, im 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
Attack launched by high-precision long-range sea- and air-based armament has resulted in the neutralisation of aircraft of Ukrainian Air Force deployed at Kanatovo military airfield (Kirovograd region).
Attack launched by high-precision long-range sea-based missiles has resulted in the elimination of Ukrainian military ship and a depot of Harpoon anti-ship missiles delivered by USA to the Kiev regime in the seaport of Odessa.
The list of neutralised targets also includes the production facilities of an entity specialised in repairing and modernising the fleet of Ukrainian Navy.
Over 70 percent of personnel have been eliminated after launching attacks at the positions of 108th and 109th battalions from 10th Mountain Assault Brigade of the AFU deployed near Verkhnekamenskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
High-precision attacks have been launched by Russian Aerospace Forces at armament and munitions depots of 28th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU and 123rd Territorial Defence Brigade deployed at locomotive repair plant in Nikolayev.
Over 50 servicemen, more than 3,000 artillery projectiles of various calibres and 10 armoured vehicles have been destroyed.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery continue launching attacks at the military facilities in Ukraine.
The list of neutralised targets includes 9 command posts, including the joint command post of Kakhovka group of troops deployed in Zhovtnevoye (Nikolayev region), 2 command posts of 54th and 65th mechanised brigades of the AFU near Kurakhovo (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Novodanilovka (Zaporozhye region).
In addition, 7 munitions and fuel depots have been destroyed near Reznikovka, Ostroye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Galitsinovo (Nikolayev region) and Nikolayev.
Attacks launched by Russian aviation have resulted in the elimination of 2 AFU units manned at the level of a company, 2 U.S.-manufactured M-777 howitzers near Artyomovsk (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as 1 Bukovel electronic warfare system near Nikolayev.
Within the counter-battery warfare, 3 Grad MRLS plattoons have been neutralised near Grigorovka, Verkhnekamenskoye and Seversk, 2 Msta-S self-propelled artillery system plattoons, 8 Msta-B artillery gun plattoons, 18 D-20 artillery howitzer plattoons, as well as 9 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery plattoons have been neutralised at their firing positions near Paraskoviyevka, Opytnoye, Vesyoloye, Razdolovka, Bakhmutskoye, Vodyanoye, Serebryanka and Kamyshevakha (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Russian air defence means have shot down 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Korobki, Pyatikhatka (Kherson regrion), Topolskoye (Kharkov region), Shcherbaki (Zaporozhye region) and Donetsk. In addition, 10 projectiles launched by Uragan and HIMARS multiple rocket launchers have been intercepted near Novonikolayevka (Zaporozhye region) and Alekseyevka (Kherson region).
In total, 260 airplanes and 144 helicopters, 1,605 unmanned aerial vehicles, 357 air defence missile systems, 4,156 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 763 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,196 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 4,457 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
• Das britische Intel Update:
In the Donbas, small-scale Russian offensive action remains focused on the Bakhmut axis, but it is making minimal progress.
On 20 July 2022, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia had expanded the scope of its ‘special military operation’ beyond the self-declared Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics.
Lavrov claimed that the operation now included new additional areas, including the Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, as a result of Western countries supplying longer range weapons to Ukraine.
This is almost certainly not true. Russia has not ‘expanded’ its war; maintaining long-term control of these areas was almost certainly an original goal of the invasion.
Russia invaded these areas in February and the occupation authorities have been publicly discussing the prospects for legal independent referendums since at least mid-March.
There is a realistic possibility that Lavrov made the comments to pave the way for referenda to take place in occupied territories beyond Luhansk and Donetsk.
• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs (mit einem Schreibfehler gleich zu Beginn, die Zahl der Kriegstage ist 151):
Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06.00, on July 24, 2022
The one hundred and fifty-first (150) [sic] day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The situation has not undergone any significant changes in the Volyn and Polissya directions. The units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue to carry out certain tasks to strengthen security in the border areas of the Brest and Gomel regions.
On the Siversky direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Hai in the Chernihiv oblast and Hudove, Yastrubyne, Bilopillia and Hrabovske in the Sumy oblast. In addition, it periodically conducts aerial reconnaissance of the positions of the defense forces in the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy onlasts.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Pytomnyk, Petrivka, Novomykolaivka, Stary Saltiv, Blahodatne, Prudyanka, Lisne, Lebyazhe, Korobochkyne, Derhachi, Peremoha and other settlements.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy shelled with artillery, in particular, the areas of Chepil, Bohorodychne, and Adamivka.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Starodubivka, Dronivka, Piskunivka, Siversk, Spirne and Ivano-Daryivka. The occupiers also used the UAV system.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy is conducting combat operations with the aim of creating conditions for an offensive on Bakhmut and taking over the territory of the Vuhleghirska TPP. He carried out shelling of military and civilian infrastructure in the areas of Zaitseve, Vershyna, Berestove, Shumy, Bakhmut, New York, Bakhmutske, Pokrovske, Novoluhanske, Vesele and other settlements. Used attack and army aviation.
From different directions, the enemy carried out assaults with the aim of establishing control over the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. Ukrainian soldiers pushed the invaders back again.
On the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, systematic shelling was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Zolota Nyva, Vuhledar, Vesele, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, and many others. Enemy UAV operated near Malaya Tokmachka and Novodarivka. In some areas, the occupiers are trying to improve the engineering equipment of defensive lines and positions.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on maintaining the occupied positions. Shelled civilian and military infrastructure near Chervona Dolyna, Kyselivka, Ternivka, Dobryanka, Oleksandrivka, Kobzartsi, Lepetykha and others.
Our rocket-artillery and aviation units continue to hit the enemy’s strongholds, concentration points and warehouses in the designated directions.
Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 18:00, on July 24, 2022
The one hundred fifty-first (151) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The situation has not undergone any significant changes in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. The enemy shelled the districts of the villages of Hai in the Chernihiv oblast and Hudove, Bilopilla and Stari Vyrky in the Sumy region.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Ruski Tyshki, Stariy Saltiv, Prudyanka, Rubizhne, Tsyrkuny, Bazaliivka, Slatyne, Derhachi, Cherkaski Tyshky, Blahodatne, Udy, Pryshyb and Pytomnyk. Carried out airstrikes near Verkhniy Saltov and Mospanove.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Velyka Komyshuvakha, Hrushuvaha, Krasnopilla, Virnopilla, Dolyna, Chervona Polyana, Karnaukhivka, and Dibrovny. The occupiers tried to establish control over the settlement of Bohorodychne by assaulting them. And again, traditionally, without any success.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Kryva Luka, Siversk, Hryhorivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Ivano-Daryivka, and Spirne settlements with barrel and rocket artillery. Ukrainian soldiers have once again repelled enemy assaults in the directions Verkhnyokamyanka – Verkhnyokamyanske and Bilohorivka – Verkhnyokamyanske. The occupiers, with losses, withdrew.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy fired at our troops near Berestovo, Bilohorivka, Nova Kamyanka, Pokrovske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitsevo, Travnevo, and New York. In addition, he carried out an airstrike near Bakhmut.
The enemy’s poor attempts to improve the tactical position in the directions Volodymyrivka – Bakhmutske and Dolomitne – Novoluhanske ended in significant losses and a retreat. The enemy is losing personnel, but stubbornly continues its attempts to establish control over the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. Fighting continues. Fierce fighting also continues in the direction of Roty – Semihirya.
Systematic shelling of civilian infrastructure in the areas of Avdiivka, Opytne, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Pavlivka, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Novoandriivka, and Stepnohirsk continues in the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions. In some areas, the russian occupiers also conduct aerial reconnaissance by UAVs.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the advance of our troops. Enemy shelling was recorded near Osokorivka, Trudolyubivka, Pervomaisky, Yavkyny, Novohryhorivka, Kavkaz, Novomykolayivka, Kotlyareve, Polyana, Tavriyske and Mykolaiv. Ukrainian defenders also do not remain in debt.
Outside the base points, the enemy keeps three carriers of high-precision weapons. We urge you not to ignore air warning signals.
The occupiers launched an airstrike near Andriivka. After that, they tried to advance in the direction of Sukhy Stavok – Andriivka and Bruskinske – Bilohirka. But our soldiers did not give the enemy any chance of success. The enemy suffered losses and retreated chaotically.