Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 11. August 2022

Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine scheint weiterhin der Süden des Landes der Schwerpunkt der Kämpfe – auch wenn sie im Osten ebenfalls weitergehen. Nach den Explosionen auf einer russischen Luftwaffenbasis auf der Krim sollen nun auch Hochspannungsleitungen aus der Ukraine Richtung Krim angegriffen worden sein. Der Sammler am 11. August 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

Russia is highly unlikely to be capable of fulfilling some export orders for armoured fighting vehicles because of the exceptional demand for vehicles for Russia’s own forces in Ukraine, and the increasing effect of Western sanctions.
Belarus has recently released details of a new domestically upgraded T-72B main battle tank (MBT). Belarus probably developed this alternative solution in place of an MBT modification programme previously contracted to Russian state-owned company UralVagonZavod.
Russia has long considered the defence industry to be one of its most important export successes.
However, its military industrial capacity is now under significant strain, and the credibility of many of its weapon systems has been undermined by their association with Russian forces’ poor performance in the Ukraine war.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00, on August 11, 2022.
The one hundred sixty ninth (169) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The enemy is concentrating its efforts on establishing full control over the territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, maintaining the temporarily captured areas of the Kherson oblast and parts of the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Mykolaiv oblasts, creating favorable conditions for resuming the offensive in certain directions, as well as blocking Ukraine’s maritime communications in the Black Sea.
The enemy continues to carry out air and missile strikes on military and civilian objects on the territory of our State.
The situation has not changed on the Volyn and Polissya directions. The units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus are performing 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 fired barrel artillery at civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Logy settlements of Chernihiv oblast and Vorozhba, Mezenivka, Hrabovskoe and Slavhorod of Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage near Udy, Petrivka, Protopopivka, Korobochkyne and Shevelivka.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy continued shelling from artillery and tanks near Karnaukhivka, Virnopilla, Bohorodychne, Mazanivka and others.
In the Kramatorsk direction, enemy used rocket artillery and tanks near Siversk, Verkhnokamyanske, Serebryanka, and Hryhorivka for fire damage. It led offensive actions near Hryhorivka and Verkhnokamyanske, was unsuccessful, withdrew. Fighting continues in the Ivano-Daryivka area.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy fired at our troops from tanks and artillery near Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Pereizne, Vesele, Bakhmutske, Vesela Dolyna, Yakovlivka, Vershyna and Zaytsevw. Enemy carried out airstrikes near Vyimka, Spirne, Soledar, Bakhmut and Zaitseve.
The occupiers conducted reconnaissance by fighting near Yakovlivka. Our soldiers drove the invaders back. The enemy unsuccessfully conducted offensive and assault operations near Bakhmutske and Zaytseve. Enemy retreated with losses. Fighting continues in the areas of Vershyna and Dacha settlements.
In the Avdiyivka direction, the enemy carried out artillery fire near Maryinka, Vodyane, Netaylove, Avdiyivka, Pisky, Opytne and Krasnohorivka. Conducted an airstrike near Avdiivka. Conducts offensive operations in the directions of Maryinka and Piski, hostilities continue.
On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhya directions, shelling from barrel and rocket artillery, tanks was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Lukyanivske, Vuhledar, Novodanylivka, Vremivka, Bilohirya, Burlatske and Kushuhum. The occupiers used aviation near Novomykhailivka, Prechystivka and Zolota Nyva. They tried to advance near Pavlivka. Ukrainian soldiers resolutely suppressed these attempts.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on holding the occupied positions and preventing the advance of our troops. Supports the high intensity of UAV reconnaissance.
The enemy shelled civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Mykolaiv, Ukrainka, Prybuzke, Lymany, Stepova Dolyna, Blahgodatne, Vesely Kut, Kobzartsi, Bila Krynytsia, Tverdomedove and Osokorivka settlements. Airstrikes near Andriyivka, Novohryhorivka, Bila Krynytsia, Myrne, Velike Artakove, and Lozove.
The threat of missile strikes on military facilities and critical infrastructure facilities on the territory of Ukraine remains. We urge you not to ignore air warning signals.

• 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.
Active Allied Forces‘ offensive operations have eliminated more than 50 per cent of the personnel in 14th and 66th mechanised brigades of AFU in Artemovsk and Avdeyevka directions. Mass desertions and self-willed abandonment of positions by the nationalists are being recorded.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
20 brigade and battalion command posts and 8 ammunition depots near Kostantinovka, Seversk, Zaitsevo, Novoselka, Ocheretino, Vodyanoye in Donetsk People’s Republic and Trudovoye in Zaporizhzhya Region have been hit.
1 missile and artillery weapons depot near Kharkov, 1 S-300 anti-aircraft missile system locator near Kramatorsk, and 264 areas of manpower, weapons, military and special equipment concentration have been destroyed.
As part of counter-battery warfare, 3 platoons of Grad multiple-launch rocket systems, 2 artillery platoons of Acatsiya guns and 3 platoons of D-30 howitzers have been suppressed at firing positions in Umanskoye, Krasnogorovka and Novgorodskoye in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Russian Aerospace Forces fighter aircraft has shot down 1 Mi-24 helicopter near Nikopol‘ in Dnepropetrovsk Region.
Russian air defence means have destroyed 7 unmanned aerial vehicles near Brigadirovka, Grakovo, Suligovka, Andreyevka, Babenkovo, Zavody and Lipchanovka of Kharkov Region.
In addition, 4 shells of multiple rocket launchers have been intercepted in the air near Lisichansk.
In total, 267 Ukrainian airplanes and 146 helicopters, 1,727 unmanned aerial vehicles, 365 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,287 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 797 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,290 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,820 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.

• Angesichts der Lage rund um das Atomkraftwerk Saporischschja ist diese Meldung einer ukrainischen Aktivistin interessant: Das Kraftwerk ist unter russischer Kontrolle, und beide Seiten hatten sich gegenseitig vorgeworfen, mit Angriffen die Reaktoren zu gefährden. Von ukrainischer Seite gab es zudem die Vorwürfe, Russland wolle dieses größte Atomkraftwerk in Europa vom ukrainischen Stromnetz abkoppeln und die Stromproduktion auf die russisch annektierte Krim umleiten. Nun sollen die Hochspannungsleitungen, die von Saporischschja zur Krim führen, angegriffen worden sein:

Weitere Meldungen oder eine Bestätigung dazu gibt es bislang offensichtlich nicht.

• Großbritannien liefert weitere Mehrfachraketenwerfer an die Ukraine, zusätzlich zu den drei bereits abgegebenen. Aus der Mitteilung des Verteidigungsministeriums:

The UK will send further multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) to Ukraine as part of an enduring commitment to help the country defend itself against Russia’s illegal invasion, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced.
Britain will also give a significant number of precision guided M31A1 missiles which can strike targets up to 80km away, enabling Ukraine to continue to defend itself against Russian heavy artillery.

Zahlen nannte das Ministerium nicht. Der Verteidigungs-Korrespondent der BBC hatte allerdings bereits am (gestrigen) Mittwochabend berichtet, es seien drei der MLRS-Systeme vorgesehen.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00, on August 11, 2022.
The one hundred sixty ninth (169) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The situation has not undergone significant changes in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. In Sumy oblast, the enemy shelled civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Vorozhba, Mezenivka, Pavlivka, and Bilopilla settlements, and in Chernihiv oblast – near the village of Logy. The occupiers pay considerable attention to aerial reconnaissance by UAVs.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Udy, Rydne, Prudyanka, Slatyne, Nove, Ruska Lozova, Petrivka, Ukrainka, Peremoga, Baranivka, Chepil, Odnorobivka, Pechenygi and Slobozhanske. Carried out airstrikes near Rtyshchyvka and Stary Saltov.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Karnaukhivka, Mazanivka, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dovhenke, Nova Dmytrivka, Hrushuvaha, and Nortsivka, and an airstrike occurred near Zalyman.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is trying to break through the defense of our troops and occupy advantageous lines for further resumption of the offensive in the directions of the cities of Kramatorsk and Bakhmut. In order to constrain the actions and prevent our units from moving in other directions, the units of the Defense Forces along the contact line are engaged in fire damage.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the districts of Pryshyb, Siversk, Hryhorivka, and Verkhnokamyansk were fired upon.
The occupiers unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical position near Hryhorivka, Verkhnyokamyanske and Ivano-Daryivka. The enemy is pushed back.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled the territory in the areas of Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Bilohorivka, Vesela Dolyna, Zaytseve, Yakovlivka, Kodema and Kurdyumivka settlements from tanks, barrel and jet artillery. Used aviation to carry out strikes near Vyimka, Spirne, Bakhmut, Soledar and Zaitseve.
The enemy, with assault actions, tried to break through the defense of our troops and advance in the directions of Yakovlivka, Bakhmutske, Zaytseve, Vershyna and Dacha. Ukrainian soldiers inflicted casualties on the occupiers and forced them to flee.
In the Avdiyivka direction, the enemy’s artillery shelling was aimed at the areas of Maryinka, Netaylove, Avdiyivka, Opytne and Krasnohorivka settlements. The occupiers also carried out airstrikes near Avdiivka and Maryinka.
The enemy tried to conduct assaults in the directions of Maryinka and Piski, but was unsuccessful, suffered losses and retreated.
On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, shelling was recorded near Novomykhailivka, Tokmachka, Shevchenko, Novoyakovlivka, Hulyaipilske, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Orihiv, Vremivka, Burlatske, Olhivske and Kushugum. Enemy aviation operated near Novomykhailivka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Shcherbaky and Poltavka.
The occupiers suffered losses and retreated during an attempted assault in the direction of Pavlivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the advancement of units of the Defense Forces deep into the temporarily occupied territory.
Tanks and artillery of various calibers shelled the areas of Mykolaiv, Prybuzke, Lymany, Halytsynov, Zorya, Oleksandrivka, Shevchenkove, Novomykolayivka, Kiselivka, Lyubomyrivka, Polyana, Andriivka, Zeleny Hay, Bereznehuvate, Lepetykha, Ivanivka, Knyazivka, Tverdomedovka, Osokorivka, and Nikopol settlements. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Andriivka, Novohryhorivka, Lozove and Bila Krynytsia. The UAVs is actively conducting aerial reconnaissance.
In the waters of the Black and Azov seas, the enemy’s naval group continues to support the actions of the ground group of troops, to carry out the task of blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea and damaging military facilities and infrastructure elements deep in the territory of Ukraine.
Two Kalibr sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready for use.
The enemy’s personnel is demoralized. In connection with large sanitary and irreparable losses, forced mobilization measures continue in the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk oblast.