Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine stehen die russischen Streitkräfte nach britischen Angaben vor dem Dilemma, ob sie die Offensive im Osten verstärken oder im Süden die Gegenwehr gegen eine ukrainische Offensive ausbauen. Die ersten Gepard-Flugabwehrsysteme aus Deutschland sind in der Ukraine eingetroffen. Der Sammler am 25. Juli 2022:
• Die ersten Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard aus Deutschland sind in der Ukraine angekommen. Verteidigungsminister Oleksij Resnikow sagte laut Medienberichten am (heutigen) Montag, die ersten drei Gepard seinen bereits an die ukrainischen Streitkräfte übergeben worden.
Die Ukraine soll insgesamt 30 dieser Flugabwehrsysteme erhalten – auf der bislang jüngsten Übersicht der Bundesregierung über Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine standen sie noch als nicht geliefert. Der Gepard waren bei der Bundeswehr bereits vor mehr als einem Jahrzehnt ausgemustert worden; das Großgerät stand seitdem bei der Herstellerfirma KMW. Da die deutsche Heeresflugabwehr damals aufgelöst wurde und kaum noch aktiven Soldaten Erfahrung mit diesem Waffensystem haben , dürfte die Ausbildung – über die es bislang keine Informationen gibt – eine Herausforderung gewesen sein. Unter anderem wurden Ausbildungsgeräte aus einem Museumsdepot der Bundeswehr geholt.
Mit den 30 Flakpanzern erhält die Ukraine auch 59.000 Schuss Munition – 6.000 von der Industrie, 53.000 soll, gemäß Liste, die Bundeswehr besorgen. Die Munitionsversorgung für diese Systeme erwies sich als Problem, weil die Herstellerfirma dafür in der Schweiz sitzt und die Regierung in Bern eine Abgabe an die Ukraine untersagt hatte. Unklar ist bislang, wie die Folgeversorgung mit Munition aussieht.
• Ergänzung: Nach weiteren Angaben Resnikows wurden mit den von den USA gelieferten HIMARS-Mehrfachraketenwerfern inzwischen 50 russische Munitionsdepots zerstört. Aus der Reuters-Meldung:
Ukraine said on Monday its forces had used U.S-supplied HIMARS rocket systems to destroy 50 Russian ammunition depots since receiving the weapons last month.
In comments on national television, Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov underlined the growing impact that the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) are having as Ukraine tries to repel Russia’s invasion.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Inconclusive fighting continues in both the Donbas and Kherson sectors. Russian commanders continue to face a dilemma; whether to resource the offensive in the east, or to bolster the defence in the west.
On 18 July 2022, intelligence identified a Russian military vehicle refit and refurbishment facility near Barvinok, in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, 10km from the Ukrainian border.
At least 300 damaged vehicles were present, including main battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers, and general support trucks.
In addition to its well documented personnel problems, Russia likely continues to struggle to extract and repair the thousands of combat vehicles which have been damaged in action in Ukraine.
Оperational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 06:00, on July 25, 2022
The one hundred fifty-second (152) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
There are no major changes on the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. Enemy units shelled the Yastrubyne, Hrabovske and Volodymyrivka settlements of the Sumy oblast with barrel artillery.
In Slobozhansk, the enemy’s direction continues to conduct combat operations with the aim of holding the occupied lines and preventing the Defense Forces from advancing towards the state border.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage to our positions from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Malynivka, Borshcheva, Ivanivka, Pytomnyk, Nove, Ruski Tyshky, Petrivka, Dementiivka, Husarivka, Prudyanka, Shapovalivka, Rubizhne, Shevelivka, Duvanka, Mospanove, Ruska Lozova and Mykhailivka. Made an airstrike near Prudyanka, Petrivka, and Yavirske.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy carried out fire damage to the positions of units of the Defense Forces using all available firepower near Nortsivka, Bohorodychne, Petrivske, Barvinkove, Kostyantynivka, Nova Dmytrivka, Dolyna, Nova Mykolaivka, Karnaukhivka, Dibrovne, and Chepil.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Kryvya Luka, Platonivka, Siversk, Verkhnyokamyanske, Zvanivka, Ivano-Daryivka, and Spirne. And airstrikes – not far from Hryhorivka and Serebryanka.
Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the assaults in the directions Berestove – Ivano-Daryivka and Verkhnyokamyanka – Ivano-Daryivka and forced the invaders to roll back. The enemy is on the offensive in the vicinity of Spirne, hostilities continue.
In the Bakhmut direction, with the aim of destroying defensive positions, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Pokrovske, Yakovlivka, Kurdyumivka, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Novoluhanske, Zaitseve and Travneve. Enemy UAV flights were noted in the Kramatorsk area.
The occupiers carried out airstrikes near Soledar, Pokrovske, and the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. The assault in the direction of Vershyna – Luhansk ended in failure and retreat for them. The enemy is advancing in the direction of Myronivske – Luhansk, hostilities continue.
There no active enemy actions were noted in the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions. In order to constrain the actions of our troops, it shelled positions with barrel and rocket artillery and tank weapons along the contact line. The enemy launched airstrikes near Shevchenko, Vesele, and Poltavka. Conducted aerial reconnaissance over Omelnyk, Shcherbaky, Novodanilivka and Malynivka.
In the South Buh region, artillery shelling was noted in the areas of Potemkyne, Chervonopilla, Kvitneve, Kiselivka, Partyzanske, Pervomaiske, Luch, Posad-Pokrovske, Blaghodatne, Shevchenkove, Prybuzke, Stepova Dolyna, and Nova Zorya settlements. The enemy carries out intensive aerial reconnaissance by UAVs. It also carried out an airstrike near Bilohirka.
According to available information, there are two Kalibr sea-based cruise missile carriers outside the base points.
• 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 sea-based long-range weapons near Bogdanovtsy, Khmelnitskyi region, have destroyed transshipment base with US-supplied ammunition for HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems and shells for US M777 large-calibre howitzer.
An attempt of Ukrainian sabotage group to advance and land from fast landing boats on the territory of Kherson Region has been discovered in Dneprovskyi estuary. Two Ukrainian landing boats with saboteurs on board were destroyed as a result of strike.
High-precision weapons attack of the Russian Aerospace Forces on temporary deployment point of 95th Airborne Assault Brigade of AFU has eliminated over 100 nationalists and foreign mercenaries in Kostantinovka, Donetsk People’s Republic.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
6 command and observation posts have been neutralised, including units of 60th Infantry Brigade near Orekhov in Zaporozhye Region and 113th Territorial Defence Brigade near Klugino-Bashkirovka and Chuguyev in Kharkov Region. 4 missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depotsnear Lyubimovka, Dnepropetrovsk Region, Stepnoye, Zaporozhye Region, and Artemovsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 1 radar of S-300 missile system near Nekremennoye, Donetsk People’s Republic, have been destroyed.
As part of counter-battery warfare, 4 platoons of Grad multiple-launch rocket systems near Uspenovka, Markovo, Minkovka and Semenovka, 2 artillery platoons of D-20 howitzers, 3 artillery platoons of Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems, as well as 8 Ukrainian platoons of D-30 guns at firing positions near Dzerzhinsk, Georgiyevka, Vodyanoye, Novomikhailovka, Kurakhovo and Kamyshevka in Donetsk People’s Republic have been suppressed.
Russian air defence means have shot down 6 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Kamenka, Brazhkovka, Malaya Kamyshevakha in Kharkov Region and Khartsyzsk in Donetsk People’s Republic.
In addition, 6 rockets of Uragan multiple-launch rocket system have been intercepted near Stakhanov in Lugansk People’s Republic and Popasnaya in Donetsk People’s Republic.
In total, 260 Ukrainian airplanes and 144 helicopters, 1,611 unmanned aerial vehicles, 357 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,161 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 763 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,198 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,459 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
• Fürs Archiv hier mal aufgehoben: Die Rede des russischen Außenministers Sergej Lawrow vor der Arabischen Liga in Kairo am 24. Juli (in der von seinem Ministerium veröffentlichten englischen Fassung)
Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 18:00, on July 25, 2022
The one hundred fifty second (152) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
On the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation remains unchanged. The units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue to carry out the specified tasks of strengthening security in the border areas of the Brest and Gomel regions, and are also involved in combat training activities at military training grounds.
In the Siversky direction, in order to demonstrate the presence and constrain the actions of our troops, the enemy continues to hold separate units of the armed forces of the russian federation in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. The enemy shelled the areas of Mikhalchyna Sloboda in Chernihiv oblast, as well as Pisky, Ryasne and Bilopylla in Sumy oblast, with barrel and jet artillery.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is carrying out fire damage from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery in the vicinity of Kharkiv, Udy, Verkhnyi Saltiv, Malynivka, Borshcheva and many other settlements. Airstrikes near Prudyanka and Petrivka. As a result of hostilities in the direction of Tsupivka – Dementiivka, Ukrainian soldiers inflicted significant losses on the occupiers.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Nortsivka, Bohorodychne, Petrivske, Adamivka, Privillia, Barvinkove, Kostyantynivka, Nova Dmytrivka, Dolyna, Nova Mykolaivka, Karnaukhivka, Dibrovne, Chepil, Hrushuvaha, Mazanivka. The enemy launched an air strike near Yavirsky. The invaders are trying to replenish the losses in manpower and equipment.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Kryvya Luka, Platonivka, Zakitne, Siversk, Verkhnyokamyansky, Zvanivka, Hryhorivka, Ivano-Daryivka, and Spirne with barrel and jet artillery. Used aviation near Hryhorivka and Serebryanka.
They made an attempt to advance near Spirne and Ivano-Daryivka. Received a strong rebuff and left.
In the Bakhmut direction, enemy shelling was recorded in the areas of the settlements of New York, Novoluhanske, Kodema, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Ivanovske, Soledar, Mayorsk, Bakhmutske, Pokrovske, Yakovlivka, Kurdyumivka, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Zaytseve, Travneve.
The enemy carried out airstrikes near Soledar, Pokrovske, New York and on the territory of the Vuhlehirska TPP. He led assault operations in the directions Klynove – Pokrovske and Volodymyrivka – Pokrovske, suffered losses and withdrew. In the area of the Vuhlehirska TPP, individual units of the enemy have partial success.
No active actions by the enemy were noted in the Avdiyivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions. The occupiers conducted aerial reconnaissance by UAVs. Airstrikes were carried out in the areas of Kamyana, Shevchenko, Vesele and Poltavka settlements.
In the South Buh direction, mutual shelling from barrel, rocket artillery and tanks continues along the contact line. An airstrike was recorded near Olhyne. The enemy pays considerable attention to aerial reconnaissance by UAVs.
According to available information, there are two Kalibr sea-based cruise missile carriers outside the bases.
The enemy’s personnel is demoralized. The russian command in some directions is throwing manpower into the attacks without the cover of armored vehicles. In this way, the officers keep the equipment in working order and try to take revenge on their subordinates for deliberately disabling the weapons. A similar practice of sabotage is widespread among the privates ranks of the occupiers in order not to participate in combat clashes with Ukrainian soldiers.
(Foto: Kommandeur Panzergrenadierbataillon 401 via Twitter)