Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 17. August 2022

Nachgetragen fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 17. August 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

On 16 August 2022, both Russian and Ukrainian officials acknowledged that an ammunition dump had exploded near Dzhankoi in northern Crimea, where a nearby railway and electricity sub-station were also likely damaged.
Russian media also reported that smoke was rising from near Gvardeyskoye Airbase in the centre of the Crimea.
Dzhankoi and Gvardeyskoye are home to two of the most important Russian military airfields in Crimea. Dzhankoi is also a key road and rail junction that plays an important role in supplying Russia’s operations in southern Ukraine.
The cause of these incidents and the extent of the damage is not yet clear but Russian commanders will highly likely be increasingly concerned with the apparent deterioration in security across Crimea, which functions as rear base area for the occupation.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00, on August 17, 2022
The one hundred seventy fifth (175) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly. From the territory of the republic of belarus, a russian Su-34 aircraft attacked infrastructure facilities in the territory of the Zhytomyr region. The threat of further missile and air strikes from the territory of the republic of belarus remains.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy does not stop shelling from the barrel artillery on the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy continues to actively conduct UAV reconnaissance in order to adjust the artillery fire and determine the positions of the units of the Defense Forces. It carried out shelling of military and civilian infrastructure in the districts of Kharkiv, Petrivka, Dementiivka and eighteen other settlements.
It carried out airstrikes near Stary Saltiv and Mospanove. It is leading an offensive near Lebyazhe and Bazaliivka, the fighting continues. The occupiers are remotely mining the area – this time near Lebyazhe.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Brazhkivka, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dibrivne, Virnopillia and Mazanivka settlements. Conducted remote demining of the area near Dovhenke. It tried to wage an offensive battle in the Bohorodychne district, but was unsuccessful and withdrew. Fighting continues near Mazanivka and Novodmytrivka.
In the Donetsk direction, the occupiers continue to focus their efforts on the Bakhmut and Novopavlivka directions. On the Kramatorsk and Avdiivska directions, the enemy is trying to improve the tactical position of the troops.
On Kramatorsk, artillery shelling was recorded near Mykolaivka, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Spirne, Verkhnokamyanske, Ivano-Daryivka, Hryhorivka, and Zvanivka. The enemy was conducting aerial reconnaissance in the Kramatorsk area. Near Spirne, the occupiers decided to go on the offensive, suffered losses and retreated.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled the districts of Bakhmut, Soledar, Zaytseve, Bilohorivka and Mayorsk. Conducted airstrikes on civilian infrastructure near Soledar. It led offensive and assault actions near Zalizne, Shumy and Zaitseve, was unsuccessful, withdrew. Fighting continues in the Soledar and Bakhmutske areas.
In the Avdiyivka direction, tanks and artillery of various types shelled territories near Avdiyivka, Maryinka, New York, Alexandropil, Pisky, Vodyane, Opytne, and Nevelske.
The enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Maryinka, Krasnohorivka and Yasynuvata. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the UAVs near Krasnohorivka and Opytne. Attempts are being made to carry out assaults in the Opytne area, fighting continues.
In the Novopavlivskei and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy fired artillery and jet artillery and tanks in the areas of the settlements of Velyka Novosilka, Novosilka, Novomykhailivka, Pavlivka, Bohoyavlenka, Sontsivka, Stepnohirsk, Shevchenko, Vuhledar, Burlatske, Charivne, Zaliznychne, Hulyaipole, Hulyaipilske, Novodanylivka, Lukyanivske, Orihiv, Vremivka, Poltavka, Novopil and Novoandriivka.
There were airstrikes near Volodymyrivka, Novosilka and Shcherbaky. It led offensive battles in the area of ​​the settlement of Shevchenkove, received a strong repulse and retreated. Fighting continues near Novomykhailivka.
The occupiers mined the area in the Inzhenerne and Ukrainske areas.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on holding the occupied positions, preventing the advance of our troops and attacking units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine with fire.
The enemy is taking measures to replenish losses. It carried out shelling from barrel, rocket artillery and tanks in the areas of Mykolaiv, Stepova Dolyna and 27 other settlements.
The occupiers launched airstrikes and conducted offensive battles near Bilohirka. Ukrainian soldiers kindly thinned the ranks of the Russian invaders and forced the enemy to flee. The enemy continues to conduct reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles.

• 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 weapons have hit 1 ammunition depot of the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade near Slavyansk in Donetsk People’s Republic, destroying over 3,000 122mm artillery shells, mines and over 30 nationalists.
High-precision strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces against AFU manpower and military equipment concentration near Lozovoye, Belogorka and Belaya Krynitsa in Kherson Region, have destroyed over 40 nationalists and 10 units of special vehicles.
The enemy suffers significant losses.
In Soledar, during the recruitment of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade of AFU, more than a third of mobilized citizens left their units on their own, leaving for an unknown destination. Brigade’s personnel strength remains below 50 per cent due to heavy losses.
Due to heavy losses and a shortage of ammunition, more than half of the servicemen of the 3rd Battalion of the 66th Mechanized Brigade of AFU voluntarily abandoned their combat positions and left the area of combat operations near Mar’inka in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
9 command posts have been hit, including the 46th Airmobile Brigade near Belaya Krynytsya in Kherson Region, the 56th Motorised Infantry Brigade near Yasnobrodivka in Donetsk People’s Republic, and the 28th AFU Motorised Infantry Brigade near Nikolaev.
A large number of AFU reserve troops, weapons and military equipment arriving for unloading at Kalinindorf railway station in Kherson Region have been destroyed.
In addition, 9 missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depots near Kramatorsk, Nikolaevka, Krasnoye in Donetsk Region, Malinovka in Kharkov Region, Gulyai Polye, Samoilovka in Zaporozhye Region, Bereznevatoye in Nikolaev Region, and 3 fuel depots near Kharkov, Bogodugov and Chuguyiv in Kharkov Region have been destroyed.
Russian air defence means have destroyed 4 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Korobochkino, Kharkov Region, Pervomayiskoye, Yasinuvataya in Donetsk People’s Republic and Kherson city.
1 Tochka-U ballistic missile near Donetsk and 7 shells of Uragan multiple rocket launcher have been intercepted near Nikolskoye and Stakhanov in Donetsk People’s Republic.
In total, 267 Ukrainian airplanes and 148 helicopters, 1,747 unmanned aerial vehicles, 365 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,334 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 799 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,310 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,922 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 17, 2022
The one hundred seventy fifth (175) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The situation remained unchanged in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. On the Siversky, the enemy is improving the fortification equipment of the positions. Conducted artillery shelling near Chernihivske, Pavlivka, and Hudove, of the Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy, from tanks, barrel and jet artillery, shelled the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Nova Mykolaivka, Dementiivka, Korobochkyne, Pechenihy, Ruski Tyshky, Odnorobivka, Lebyazhe, Nove, Svitlychne, Sosnivka, and Rubizhne.
The enemy tried to break through the defense of our troops in the direction of the settlements of Lebyazhe and Bazaliivka, but was unsuccessful and retreated.
In the Slovyansk direction, enemy units tried to damage our units and destroy civil infrastructure facilities in the areas of Brazhkivka, Dibrivny, Mazanivka, Dolyna and Dovgenky with the fire of barrel artillery and MLRS.
The enemy tried to advance in the direction of Novodmytrivka and Mazanivka, but had no success and retreated.
In the Kramatorsk direction, in order to dislodge our units from the occupied lines, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery near Mykolaivka, Kramatorsk, Verkhnyokamyanske, Tetyanivka, Serebryanka, Hryhorivka, and Raihorodok. Made an air strike near Ivano-Daryivka and Vesele.
It unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical position in the direction of the settlement of Vesele with assault actions.
In the direction of Bakhmut, shelling was recorded near Bakhmut, Zaytseve, Yakovlivka, Bilohorivka and Mayorsk. The occupiers used aviation to strike near Soledar.
Ukrainian soldiers suppressed all attempts by the enemy to improve the tactical position of units in the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Kodema, Zaitseve and Mayorsk.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy continued to fire near Avdiivka, New York, Pisky, Vodyane, Opytne, and Nevelske. Conducted an airstrike near Maryinka. The enemy has partial success in the direction of Opytne.
In the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, the occupiers used tanks and artillery of various calibers to fire damage to the areas of the settlements of Velyka Novosilka, Kostyantynivka, Pavlivka, Sontsivka, Olhivske, Vuhledar, Charivne, Hulyaipole, Novodanylivka, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv, Vremivka, Novopil and Novoandriivka. Airstrikes were recorded near Shcherbaky, Mali Shcherbaky and Zaliznychne.
In order to clarify the positions of the fire means and adjust the fire, the occupiers used the UAV.
The invaders made an unsuccessful attempt to advance in the direction of Shevchenko and have partial success in the direction of Novomykhailivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy continues to focus its efforts on holding occupied positions and preventing the Defense Forces from creating favorable conditions for a counteroffensive. With the use of available fire means, he is trying to cause maximum losses to our units along the contact line. It does not stop conducting aerial reconnaissance by unmanned aerial vehicles.
Carried out airstrikes near Bilohirka, Lozove, Bila Krynytsia, and Posad-Pokrovske.
The enemy tried to improve the tactical position in the direction of Bilohirka. Our soldiers completely broke the plans of the occupiers and pushed them back to their previous positions.
In the water areas of the Black and Azov seas, the enemy’s naval group continues to perform tasks to support the actions of the ground group of troops. Two sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.
russian occupiers suffer losses, are demoralized and look for any opportunity to avoid hostilities – they try to fake a light wound, resort to self-mutilation and various simulations. There is an increase in cases of sabotage of officers‘ orders, especially when it concerns offensive actions.