Nachgetragen fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler vom 12. August 2022:
• Das britische Intel Update:
On 9 August 2022, explosions occurred at the Russian-operated Saky military airfield in western Crimea.
The original cause of the blasts is unclear, but the large mushroom clouds visible in eyewitness video were almost certainly from the detonation of up to four uncovered munition storage areas.
At least five Su-24 FENCER fighter-bombers and three Su-30 FLANKER H multi-role jets were almost certainly destroyed or seriously damaged in the blasts. Saky’s central dispersal area has suffered serious damage, but the airfield probably remains serviceable.
The loss of eight combat jets represents a minor proportion of the overall fleet of aircraft Russia has available to support the war. However, Saky was primarily used as a base for the aircraft of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet.
The fleet’s naval aviation capability is now significantly degraded. The incident will likely prompt the Russian military to revise its threat perception. Crimea has probably been seen as a secure rear-area.
The one hundred seventieth (170) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to carry out air and missile strikes on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine. The enemy’s aviation group supports the actions of the ground groups, concentrating the main efforts in the Donetsk direction.
There were no significant changes on the Volyn, Polissya and Seversky directions.
Demonstrations are ongoing with the aim of restraining our units. The implementation of additional measures to strengthen the protection of the section of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk region is noted.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage with the use of barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Lebyazhe, Sosnivka, Ukrainka, Dementiivka, Pytomnyk, Ruski and Cherkaski Tyshki, Shevelivka, Protopopivka, Verkhniy Saltiv, Tsirkuny, Stara Hnylytsia, Husarivka, Korobochkyne. Carried out airstrikes near Rtyshchivka and Verkhniy Saltiv.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Virnopilla, Bohorodychne, Shnurky, Kurulka, Krasnopilla, Dolyna and Zalyman. Near Zaluman, the enemy also carried out an airstrike. The enemy is trying to make up for the loss of personnel and equipment.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled Siversk, Hryhorivka, Serebryanka, and Verkhnokamyansk districts with barrel and jet artillery.
It led an offensive in the direction of the settlements of Verkhnokamianske and Ivano-Daryivka, was unsuccessful, and withdrew.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery near Pereyizne, Vesele, Bakhmut, Soledar, Vershyna and Kurdyumivka. Used aviation near Vyimka, Ivano-Daryivka, Spirne, Yakovlivka, Soledar and Bakhmutske.
As a result of the offensive in the direction of Horlivka – Zaitseve, the enemy was partially successful.
The enemy waged offensive battles in the direction of the settlements of Ivano-Daryivka, Vyimka, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna and Kodema, was unsuccessful, and retreated. After regrouping, it resumed the attack on Codema, the hostilities continue.
In the Avdiyivka direction, artillery shelling was recorded near Vodyane, Oleksandropil, Avdiivka and Pisky. The enemy launched airstrikes near Maryinka and Vodyane.
The occupiers tried to conduct offensive battles in the districts of Spartak and Maryinka, they did not succeed, they withdrew. Fighting continues near the village of Pisky.
On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, the areas of the settlements of Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Lukyanivske, Hulyaipole, Shcherbaki, Volodymyrivka, Bohoyavlenka, Novodanylivka, Orihiv, Novopil, Novosilka and Zaliznychne were shelled. The enemy launched airstrikes near Vuhledar, Mali Shcherbaki and Novomykhailivka.
In the Southern Buh region, in order to restrain the actions of our units, the enemy fired at the positions of the Defense Forces and civil infrastructure objects in the areas of the settlements of Ukrainka, Posad-Pokrovske, Lupareve, Stepova Dolyna, Novogrigorivka, Vesely Kut, Shyroke, Kobzartsi, Kavkaz, Bila Krynytsia, Lepetykha , Topolyne, Ivanivka, Potemkyne and Trudolyubivka.
Carried out airstrikes near Osokorivka, Andriivka, Blahodatne, Novohryhorivka, and Myrne. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the UAVs.
The enemy’s naval group focuses its main efforts on conducting reconnaissance, blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, and attacking military facilities and infrastructure elements deep in the territory of Ukraine.
Two carriers of sea-based cruise missiles are ready for use.
Ukrainian defenders are inflicting losses on the russian occupiers in all directions where active hostilities are ongoing.
• 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.
As a result of the Allied Forces offensive operation near Soledar, the losses of AFU’s 14th Mechanized Brigade have amounted to more than 2,000 people. The remnants of the brigade’s personnel have been withdrawn by the Ukrainian command to the rear areas.
As a result of high-precision strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces, the losses of AFU’s 56th Motorized Infantry Brigade near Opytnoye and Nevelskoye in Donetsk People’s Republic exceeded 70 percent of their manpower. All of the 23rd Brigade’s battalion personnel had voluntarily abandoned their positions and gone to the rear.
Russian Aerospace Forces precision strike on a temporary deployment point of AFU’s 28th Mechanized Brigade near Novogrigoryevka in Nikolayev Region has destroyed up to 100 fighters and 9 pieces of military equipment.
As a result of concentrated strikes on combat positions of Ukrainian nationalists near Mar’inka in Donetsk People’s Republic, 3rd Battalion of 66th Mechanized Brigade have sustained over 50 percent losses in manpower.
In addition, as a result of hitting a stronghold of 58th Motorized Infantry Brigade, up to 40 nationalists and 5 vehicles have been destroyed near Zaitsevo, Donetsk People’s Republic.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
5 command posts have been hit, including 4th Tank Brigade near Zaliman in Kharkov Region, 103rd Brigade of Territorial Defence near Nikolaevka in Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 157 areas manpower, weapons, military and special equipment concentration.
1 fuel depot for Ukrainian military equipment near Kurakhovo in Donetsk People’s Republic, 6 ammunition depots have been destroyed near Velikoye Artakovo in Nikolaev Region, Zaliman in Kharkov Region, Kramatorsk, Zaitsevo, Krasnogorovka and Avdeevka in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed 1 US-made AN/MPQ-64 counter-battery radar station supplied to the Kiev regime near Chasov Yar in Donetsk People’s Republic.
As part of the counter-battery warfare, 4 platoons of Grad multiple-launch rocket systems have been suppressed near Serebryanka, Soledar in Donetsk People’s Republic, Shirokoye and Velikaya Aleksandrovka in Kherson Region.
In addition, 2 artillery platoons of Acatsiya guns and 4 platoons of D-30 howitzers hae been hit at firing positions near Georgievka, Konstantinovka, Novgorodskoye, Veseloye, Andreevka and Dzerzhinsk in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Russian air defenсe means have destroyed 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Yegorovka, Spartak in Donetsk People’s Republic, and Arkhangelovka and Volkhov Yar in Kharkov Region.
In addition, 2 shells of HIMARS multiple rocket launchers near Novaya Kakhovka and 4 shells of Olkha multiple rocket launchers near Chernobaevka in Kherson Region have been shot down in the air.
In total, 267 Ukrainian airplanes and 146 helicopters, 1,732 unmanned aerial vehicles, 365 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,293 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 797 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,290 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,844 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 August 12, 2022.
The one hundred seventieth (170) 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 and Polissya directions. According to the available information, on August 11 of this year, a check of the readiness of the system of combat control and notification of the armed forces of the republic of belarus for use was carried out.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to hold units in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions in order to constrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces. The enemy shelled the areas of Oleksandrivka in Chernihiv Oblast and Yuryevo, Bilopylla, Atynske and Yastrubyne in Sumy Oblast with artillery.
The rotation of units of the armed forces of the russian federation, which perform tasks in the border regions of the Kursk and Belgorod regions, continues.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Udy, Odnorobivka, Prudyanka, Slatyne, Dementiivka, Nove, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Ruska and Cherkasky Tyshky, Tsyrkuny, Chernyak, Petrivka, Shestakove, Stary Saltiv, Mospanove, Kutuzivka, Lisne, Ivanivka, Husarivka, Lebyazhe, Korobochkyne, Slobozhanske and Chepil.
The enemy used attack and army aircraft for strikes near Verkhnyi Saltiv, Rtyshchivka, Ukrainka and Bayrak.
In the Slovyansk direction, the occupiers exerted fire on the positions of the Defense Forces near Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dmytrivka, Dibrivne, Virnopilla, Rydne, Protopopivka, Mazanivka, Bohorodychne, Nortsivka, Krasnopilla, and Dolyna. Airstrikes were carried out near Zalyman.
The enemy tried to conduct offensive battles in the direction of Pasika – Bohorodychne and Tychotske – Dolyna. It was repulsed and ran away.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Siversk, Zvanivka, Verkhnokamyanske, Hryhorivka, and Raihorodok.
The enemy’s attempt to carry out combat reconnaissance in the direction of Biloghrivka – Hryhorivka failed.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers used tanks and various caliber artillery to fire in the areas of Bakhmut, Soledar, Ivano-Daryivka, Vyimka, Spirne, Yakovlivka, Kodema, Vershyna, Zaitseve and Vasyukivka settlements. Airstrikes were recorded near Vyimka, Ivano-Daryivka, Spirne, Yakovlivka, Soledar, and Bakhmutske.
The invaders tried to conduct reconnaissance near Spirne. Ukrainian soldiers inflicted fire damage and neutralized the enemy.
With offensive and assault actions, the russian occupiers unsuccessfully tried to break through the defense of our units and advance in the direction of the settlements of Spirne, Ivano-Daryivka, Vyimka, Yakovlivka, Kodema, Vershyna and Zaitseve. They suffered losses and left chaotically. Fighting continues in some areas.
In the direction Pokrovske – Bakhmut, the enemy had partial success and is trying to gain a foothold.
Artillery shelling continued in the Avdiivka direction near Maryinka, Vodyane, Netaylove, Avdiivka, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, and Novobakhmutivka. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Vodyanyi and Avdiyivka.
Our defenders suppressed all enemy assault attempts in the Spartak, Pisky and Maryinka areas and drove the invaders back to their previous positions.
On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, enemy fire was detected near Novomykhailivka, Shevchenko, Novoyakovlivka, Velyka Novosilka, Volodymyrivka, Vugledar, Novopil, Preobrazhenka, Vremivka, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novodanilivka, Kamianske, Novoandriivka, Hulyaipole and Bilohirya. Enemy aviation operated near Vuhledar and Novomykhailivka.
The occupiers were advancing in the Yehorivka-Pavlivka direction. The enemy is stopped and pushed back.
In the South Buh direction, the invaders fired at the positions of our troops from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery along the contact line. Airstrikes were carried out in the areas of Osokorivka, Andriivka, Blahodatne, Novohryhorivka, Lozove, Myrne, Bruskynske and Veliky Artakov.
The enemy is trying to restore the combat capability of the units that suffered losses during the hostilities in the indicated direction.
Two sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready for use in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas.
Losses of russian occupation forces in manpower are increasing. In this regard, the command of the invaders is expanding the practice of postponing the terms of rotations of advanced units for an indefinite period without supplementing them with personnel. All this significantly affects the moral and psychological state of russian servicemen and so-called volunteers and worsens their motivation to participate in hostilities.