Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 31. Juli 2022

Der ukrainische Präsident ruft zur Evakuierung der Kampfgebiete im Osten des Landes auf. Das Hauptquartier der russischen Schwarzmeerflotte auf der annektierten Krim soll mit einer ukrainischen Drohne angegriffen worden sein.  Der Sammler am 31. Juli 2022:

• Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj hat zur Evakuierung der Region Donezk im Osten des Landes aufgerufen – jedenfalls aus den Gebieten, die unter ukrainischer Kontrolle sind. Aus der (im englischen Transkript veröffentlichten) regelmäßigen Videoansprache Selenskyjs am (gestrigen) Samstagabend:

It is important to hear exactly the same motivation now for all our people who still remain in Donbas, in the areas of the fiercest fighting. There are hundreds of thousands of people, tens of thousands of children… Many of people refuse to leave… But it really needs to be done. This decision will still have to be made. Anyway! Believe me.
And the sooner it is done, the more people leave Donetsk region now, the fewer people the Russian army will have time to kill.
Therefore, if you have the opportunity, please talk to those who still remain in the combat zones in Donbas. Please convince them that it is necessary to leave, especially if they are families with children. If you have the opportunity to help displaced people, do it.
There is a government decision on mandatory evacuation from Donetsk region, everything is being organized. Full support, full assistance – both logistical and payments. We only need a decision from the people themselves, who have not yet made it for themselves. Go, we will help.
We are not Russia. That is why every life is important for us. And we will use all available opportunities to save as many lives as possible and to limit Russian terror as much as possible.

• Nach dem Angriff auf ein Gefangenenlager im – von Russland kontrollierten – Oleniwka am 28. Juli bleibt vorerst unklar, ob internationale Organisationen dort Zugang bekommen. Russland und die Ukraine beschuldigen sich gegenseitig, für den Raketenangriff (oder, auch den Vorwurf gibt es, für die Explosion im Lager gelegter Bomben) verantwortlich zu sein. Die Delegation des Internationalen Komitees vom Roten Kreuz in der Ukraine hatte am (gestrigen) Samstagabend beklagt, trotz Aufforderung keinen Zugang bekommen zu haben; die aktuelle Situation ist unklar.

• Das britische Intel Update:

On 28 July 2022, Russia fired at least 20 missiles into northern Ukraine from Belarusian territory. This follows Russia’s use of Belarusian territory to launch the main thrusts of its failed attempt to take Kyiv in February.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko continues to follow Moscow’s line on the Ukraine conflict, stating on 21 July that Ukraine must accept Russia’s demands for the war to stop.
His regime has become ever more authoritarian, with the expansion of the death penalty for ‘preparing terrorist acts’. His increasing and baseless accusations of Western designs on Belarus and Ukraine likely indicate that he has become almost wholly dependent on Russia.

• Am Tag der russischen Marine am (heutigen) Sonntag meldete Russland einen Drohnenangriff auf das Hauptquartier der russischen Schwarzmeerflotte in Sewastopol auf der annektierten Krim und beschuldigte Ukraine, dafür verantwortlich zu sein. Aus dem Bericht der russischen Agentur TASS:

Ukraine has allegedly attacked the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s headquarters in the Crimean of Sevastopol, leaving five people injured, Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev wrote on Telegram on Sunday.
„Early this morning, Ukrainian nationalists moved to spoil our Navy Day celebrations. An unidentified object came flying into the courtyard of the [Black Sea] Fleet’s headquarters. According to preliminary information, it was an unmanned aerial vehicle. Five of the headquarters employees were injured, there are no fatalities.“ (…)

Von ukrainischer Seite wurde dieser Angriff nicht bestätigt; nach Angaben aus der Verwaltung der ukrainischen Provinz Odessa zudem dementiert.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on July 31, 2022
The one hundred fifty eights (158) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The combat, numerical composition and nature of the actions of the enemy group remain unchanged. russian occupiers have not stopped air and missile strikes on civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine.
The situation has not changed on the Volyn and Polissya directions. In order to constrain the actions of the Defense Forces, the deadlines for conducting measures to check the combat readiness of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus have been extended again. This time until the sixth of August this year.
In the Siversky direction, 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. Conducts aerial reconnaissance of the BpLA.
The infrastructure objects of the settlements of Zaliznyi Mist of Chernihiv and Zhuravka of Sumy oblasts were fired from barrel artillery.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is conducting combat operations along the state border of Ukraine, carrying out systematic shelling of the positions of our troops along the entire line of contact with the aim of holding the occupied lines and preventing the advance of units of the Defense Forces.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired artillery, rocket artillery and tanks in the areas of Kharkiv, Slatyne, Pytomnyk, Cherkaski Tyshky, Fedorivka, Petrivka, Rubizhne, Mospanove, Peremoha, Asiivka, Husarivka and Chepil settlements.
Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the UAVs in the areas of Prudyanka, Duvanka and Shapovalivka. Made an air strike near Stary Saltiv.
In the direction of Nova Husarivka – Husarivka, the enemy forces of the reconnaissance group tried to clarify the location of the positions of our troops, but were unsuccessful, the group withdrew.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy launched artillery fire near Andriivka, Dolyna, Krasnopill, Mazanivka, and Adamivka. It led an assault near Dmytrivka, was unsuccessful, withdrew.
Enemy unsuccessfully tried to use a sabotage and reconnaissance group near Dolyna, suffered losses and withdrew.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is trying to improve the tactical position in the Bakhmut and Avdiiv directions. Conducts assault operations with the support of assault and army aviation. Trying to determine the defense system of our units.
In the Siversky direction, he fired artillery near Sloviansk, Siversk, Vyimka, Spirne and Serebryanka. It carried out airstrikes in the vicinity of Spirne and Hryhorivka.
In the direction of Bakhmut, it conducted artillery shelling in the areas of Perevizne, Fedorivka, Yakovlivka, Pokrovske, Vesela Dolyna, Semihirya, Kostyantynivka and Zalizne settlements. Airstrikes near Pokrovsky and Bakhmut.
The occupiers tried to improve their tactical position in the direction of Roty – Vershyna and Pokrovske – Bakhmut by assaulting them, and retreated with losses.
An attempt to reconnoitre the positions of the front edge in the direction of Streapivka – Soledar was unsuccessful, the enemy’s reconnaissance group was detected and neutralized. Air reconnaissance by enemy UAVs near Pavlohrad, Kramatorsk and Ozerne was recorded.
In the Avdiivka direction, the occupiers shelled the districts of Novokalynove, Tonenke, Opytne, Vodyany, Pisky, and Nevelske. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Avdiyivka and Novoselivka. It led assaults in the direction of Vesele – Pisky and Lozivske – Pisky, was unsuccessful, withdrew. The enemy used unmanned aerial vehicles for reconnaissance in the Pokrovsk and Avdiyivka area.
On the Novopavlivske direction, shelling was carried out in the areas of settlements of Novomykhailivka, Pavlivka, Shevchenko, Zolota Nyva, Vremivka and Novopilla. Air strikes were recorded near Stepove and Mali Shcherbaky.
The enemy did not conduct active operations in the Zaporozhzhia direction. Shelled Charivne, Orikhiv and Kamianske districts. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the UAVs near Orikhiv and Novoyakovlivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on holding the occupied lines and preventing the offensive of the units of the Defense Forces in the Kryvyy Rih direction. Continues to carry out fire influence and air strikes to constrain the actions of our units. Takes measures to replenish losses and strengthen troops.
Fired from barrel artillery and rocket salvo systems in the areas of the settlements of Osokorivka, Ivanivka, Tokarevo, Novovorontsovka, Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka, Vesely Kut, Partyzanske, Shevchenko, Blahodatne, Ukrainka, Prybuzke and Dniprovske. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of our positions.
Two sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.

• 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 air-based weapons have struck a temporary deployment point of units of 72nd Mechanized Brigade of AFU near Kodema, Donetsk People’s Republic . Up to 50 soldiers, 2 Msta-B howitzers and 10 pieces of military equipment have been destroyed.
High-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit temporary deployment point of Kraken nationalist formation on the territory of Morozov Mechanical Technical School In Kharkiv. As a result of the strike, the enemy suffered up to 350 casualties. Also, 11 units of military equipment were destroyed.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
13 command posts, including those of 95th Airborne Assault Brigade near Maiorsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 227 areas of enemy’s manpower and military equipment concentration have been hit.
Russian Aerospace Forces strikes have resulted in the destruction of up to 100 nationalists and 25 pieces of military equipment near Potemkino, Belogorka in Kherson Region and Belaya Krynitsa in Nikolaev Region.
4 ammunition depots near Murakhovka in Nikolaev Region, Serebryanka in Donetsk People’s Republic, Zmiev in Kharkov Region and Nikolaev city have also been destroyed.
US-made M777 howitzer has been destroyed as part of a counter-battery warfare near Novopavlovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as Uragan multiple-launch rocket launcher and transport and loader vehicle.
9 platoons of Grad MLRS, 4 artillery platoons of Giatsint-B guns, 5 artillery platoons of D-30 guns at firing positions have been suppresed near Veseloye, Zaitsevo, Zvanovka, Razdolovka, Novgorodskoye, Dzerzhinsk, Orlovka and Kurakhovo in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Russian air defence means have shot down 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Ternovaya, Prishib, Semenovka, Yakovenkovo and Petropavlovka in Kharkov Region.
In addition, 11 shells of a multiple-launch rocket system have been intercepted in the air over Dolgen’koye and Sinichenko in Kharkov Region, Chernobayevka in Kherson Region, Novoivanovka, Alchevsk in Lugansk People’s Republic, Makeevka and Mospino in Donetsk People’s Republic.
In total, 261 Ukrainian airplanes and 145 helicopters, 1,649 unmanned aerial vehicles, 361 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,195 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 773 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,220 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,619 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00, on July 31, 2022
The one hundred fifty eights (158) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The situation has not changed in the Volyn and Polissya directions, units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus are carrying out the task of strengthening the protection of the section of the belarusian-Ukrainian border in the Brest and Gomel regions.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Hai and Senkivka in Chernihiv oblast and Shevchenko, Ryzhivka, Bilopillia, Iskryskivshchyna and Romashkove in Sumy oblast with barrel and rocket artillery. it also conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the UAV near the Zaliznyy Mist in Chernihiv oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Duvanka, Udy, Dementiivka, Petrivka, Prudyanka, Pytomnyk, Pryshyb, Pushkarne, Ruski Tyshky, Protopopivka, Verkhnya Rohanka, Korobochkyne, Borschova, Stary Saltiv, Ruska Lozova, Slatyne and Sosnivka. Made an airstrike near Stary Saltiv. The occupiers unsuccessfully tried to advance in the direction of Husarivka. They were repulsed and left.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy used artillery to shell the areas of the settlements of Slovyansk, Andriyivka, Dolyna, Dovhenke, Kurulka, Husarivka, Adamivka, Bohorodychne, Krasnopillya, Karnaukhivka, Chervone, Semilanne, Hrushuvaha, and Chervona Polyana.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy fired from barrel, rocket artillery and tanks in the districts of Siversk, Kalenyky, Pereizne, Zvanivka, Viimka, Verkhnyokamyanske, Kryvya Luka, Spirne and Serebryanka. Airstrikes near Spirne and Hryhorivka.
In the Serebryanka region, a reconnaissance group tried to identify the positions of our troops, but was unsuccessful and withdrew. Used for reconnaissance of UАVs near Hryhorivka.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled the areas of Kodema, Vershyna, Travneve, Bakhmut, Zaytseve, Soledar, Yakovlivka, Pokrovske and Bilohorivka settlements.
Under the cover of aviation, it tried to improve the tactical position in the areas of Vershyna, Soledar, Yakovlivka, and Pokrovske. Our soldiers thwarted these plans with accurate fire. After unsuccessful assaults, the occupiers retreated.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy, using available means of fire damage, fired near Nevelske, Umanske, New York, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Pisky, and Novobakhmutivka.
russian attack and army aircraft cynically struck the settlements of Avdiyivka, Novoselivka, and Yuryivka.
The occupiers tried to advance in the districts of Kamianka and Pisky. Here the assault failed. In the Avdiivka region, individual units of the enemy have partial success.
In the Novopavlivske direction, shelling was recorded in the areas of Maryinka, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka, Novopilla, Novosilka, Vremivka, Bilohirya, Zelene Pole, Pavlivka, Olhivske, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Temyrivka, Stepnohirsk, Hulyaipilske, Mala Tokmachka, Zaliznychne, Nesteryanka and Mali Shcherbaky. Attack and army aircraft of the enemy struck near Maly Shcherbaky, Stepove, Maryinka and Yehorivka. The enemy carried out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs near Stepnohirsk and Myrne.
The movement of separate units of the enemy from Sloviansk to Zaporizhzhia was recorded.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on holding the occupied lines and preventing the Defense Forces from creating favorable conditions for resuming the offensive. Uses available means of fire damage to attack the positions of our troops, destroy civilian and military infrastructure along the contact line and in the depth of the defense.
The enemy’s naval group in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas focuses its main efforts on blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea and damaging military facilities and infrastructure elements deep in the territory of Ukraine.
Four sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready for strikes with high-precision weapons.