Im anhaltenden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine hat Spanien endgültig klargestellt, dass keine Leopard-Kampfpanzer des Landes an die Ukraine geliefert werden. Die USA kündigten weitere Lieferungen von Artilleriemunition an. Der Sammler am 2. August 2022:
• Eine in den vergangenen Wochen immer wieder genannte Möglichkeit, dass die Ukraine doch westliche Panzermodelle erhalten könnte, scheint vom Tisch: Die spanische Verteidigungsministerin Margarita Robles erklärte am (heutigen) Dienstag, die von den spanischen Streitkräften eingelagerten Kampfpanzer Leopard 2A4 seien zu alt und praktisch eine Gefahr für ihre Nutzer, wie unter anderem Reuters berichtet:
„We are today looking at all the possibilities, but I can already say that the Leopards in Zaragoza that have not been used for many years cannot be sent because they are in an absolutely deplorable state,“ Robles told reporters on Tuesday during at an air base in Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid.
„We can’t give them away because they would be a risk to the people“ using them, she said.
Seit Juni hatte es immer Hinweise gegeben, Spanien habe der Ukraine 40 dieser Kampfpanzer angeboten. Allerdings wäre dafür auch die Genehmigung der deutschen Regierung erforderlich gewesen. Bislang hat kein Land Kampf- oder Schützenpanzer aus westlicher Produktion an die Ukraine geliefert.
Bereits am (gestrigen) Montag hatten die USA weitere militärische Unterstützung für die Ukraine angekündigt, vor allem Artilleriemunition:
Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $550 million to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. (…)
Capabilities in this package include equipment the Ukrainians are using effectively to defend their country such as:
1. 75,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition;
2. Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).
• Die ukrainischen Behörden haben mit der angekündigten Evakuierung der Region Donezk begonnen:
Mandatory evacuation from Donetsk region has begun. The first train arrived in Kropyvnytskyy this morning.
„Women, children, elderly people, many people with reduced mobility. Everyone was met and got accommodation, everyone got help. Grateful to local services, international organizations and volunteers. Exemplary work!“ stressed Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories.
• Das britische Intel Update:
The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship RAZONI left the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa on 1 August, headed to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon loaded with 26,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain.
This marks the first grain shipment from a Ukrainian port since the invasion began, enabled by an agreement on a grain export transit corridor between Ukraine, Turkey, the UN, and Russia on 22 July.
The reported strike on Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol on Navy Day is the latest setback for the Black Sea Fleet in the five-month-old war against Ukraine, which included the loss of its flagship, the cruiser MOSKVA, in April 2022.
Following the reports of cancelled parades, it is unlikely that the Black Sea Fleet can manage high profile public events alongside its wartime activities.
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on August 2, 2022
The one hundred sixtieth (160) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The position and composition of the units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus in the Volyn and Polissya directions remain without significant changes. The threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of this country remains.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy shelled the area of the village of Mykhalchyna Sloboda in Chernihiv oblast. The enemy periodically carries out aerial reconnaissance of the positions of the defense forces in the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled the districts of Kharkiv, Chuhuyev, Protopopivka, Husarivka, Cherkaski Tyshky, Petrivka and Rtyshchyvka with barrel and jet artillery. Made an airstrike near Verkhniy Saltiv. It deployed separate units in the areas of Bayrak and Dementiyivka settlements, and withdrew after being hit by fire.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Kurulka, Hrushuvaha, Chepil, Karnaukhivka, Dolyna, and Barvinkovo, and an airstrike near Dibrivne.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy’s efforts are focused on conducting an offensive in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled the Serebryanka, Siversk, Zvanivka, and Donetsk areas from tanks and artillery. Airstrikes near Serebryanka. He led an assault near Ivano-Daryivka, had no success, withdrew.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy shelled military and civilian infrastructure in the areas of Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Kodema, Semihirya, Travneve and Zaitseve settlements. It carried out airstrikes near Soledar, Yakovlivka, Semihirya, Pokrovske, and Bilohorivka.
Ukrainian soldiers repelled assaults in the areas of Yakovlivka, Vershyn, Kodema, and Travnevo. Fighting continues in the areas of Bakhmut and Zaitseve settlements.
In the Avdiivka direction, shelling was recorded near Avdiivka, Netaylove and New York. The enemy used aviation near Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka and Krasnohorivka. It led assaults in the Avdiyivka area, was unsuccessful, withdrew. Fighting continues near Pisky.
In the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy shelled the areas of Maryinka, Kostyantynivka, Novosilka, Pavlivka, Charivne and Mala Tokmachka settlements.
Tried to put forward a reconnaissance group near Novopilla. It was discovered, caused fire damage and neutralized.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the advance of our troops.
It carried out systematic shelling in the areas of Mykolaiv, Trudolyubivka, Tokarevo, Topolyne, Knyazivka, Osokorivka, Apostolove, Ivanivka, Posad-Pokrovske, Novohrihorivka, Kobzartsi, Shyroke and Andriivka.
It led assaults in the area of Trudolyubivka, had no success, left.
The enemy naval group in the waters of the Black and Azov seas focuses its main efforts on conducting reconnaissance, blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, and attacking objects deep inside the territory of Ukraine.
• 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 Russian Aerospace Forces strike on combat positions of 54th Mechanized Brigade of AFU near Mar’inka in Donetsk People’s Republic, more than 50 nationalists of 2nd Battalion of this unit have been destroyed.
High-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces struck on a temporary deployment point of the Ukrainian Foreign Legion near Nikolaev city. The attacks have resulted in the elimination of up to 250 nationalists and 20 units of military equipment.
High-precision strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces have eliminated up to 500 nationalists of 92nd Mechanised Brigade of AFU and large amount of military equipment in Merefa and Chuguyiv in Kharkov Region.
Shelling of combat positions of 16th Battalion of 58th AFU Motorized Infantry Brigade near Artemovsk have resulted in the elimination of over 130 nationalists. The remaining battalion servicemen, numbering up to 70, hurriedly left their positions and departed for Konotop, Sumy Region, where they were disarmed and declared deserters.
21st Battalion of 56th Motorized Infantry Brigade, which had suffered significant losses near Peski, came under artillery fire of AFU during its retreat to Vodyanoye and was almost completely eliminated.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
5 command posts have been hit, including those of 36th Marine Brigade near Nikolaev, 92nd Mechanized Brigade near Tsyrkuny in Kharkov Region, as well as 142 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
7 ammunition depots have been destroyed near Artemovsk, Kostantinovka, Ochertino in Donetsk People’s Republic, Trudovoye in Zaporozhye Region and Nikolaev.
As part of counter-battery warfare 2 artillery batteries of Giatsint howitzers near Dzerzhinsk and Novhorodskoye, Donetsk People’s Republic have been hit.
4 platoons of Grad MLRS and 9 artillery platoons at firing positions near Seversk, Kirovo, Artemovsk, Avdeevka, Peski, Orlovka, Shakhterskoye, Velikaya Novoselka in Donetsk People’s Republic, Dobropolie in Zaporozhye Region, Shirokoye, Bereznevatoye in Nikolaev Region, Russkaya Lozovaya and Nortsovka in Kharkov Region.
Russian air defence means have shot down 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Moskalevka, Petropavlovka, Kopanki, Volkhov Yar in Kharkov Region and Sergeevka in Kherson Region. 2 shells of Uragan multiple rocket launchers have also been intercepted near Kherson.
In total, 261 Ukrainian airplanes and 145 helicopters, 1,664 unmanned aerial vehicles, 361 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,225 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 782 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,240 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,655 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on August 2, 2022
The one hundred sixtieth (160) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the composition, condition and position of the units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus in the Brest and Gomel regions remain without significant changes.
According to available information, the republic of belarus continues to supply certain types of ammunition for the needs of the armed forces of the russian federation.
The threat of missile strikes from the territory of the republic of belarus remains.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy does not stop shelling the positions of our troops from the territory of the russian federation and conducting aerial reconnaissance in the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy continues to conduct hostilities with the aim of holding the occupied lines and preventing the Defense Forces from creating favorable conditions for resuming the offensive. The enemy takes measures to replenish losses of personnel, as well as weapons and military equipment.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, Dementiivka, Protopopivka, Husarivka, Chepil, Pytomnyk, Cherkaski Tyshki, Petrivka, Rtyshchivka, Staryy Saltiv, Skrypali, Sosnivka, Tsirkuny and Svitlichne from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery. Made an airstrike near Verkhniy Saltiv.
The occupiers failed and retreated in an attempt to improve the tactical position in the direction of Ternov – Bayrak.
In the Slavyansk direction, the enemy fired from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Kurulka, Hrushuvakha, Dibrivne, Adamivka, Dolyna, Krasnopillya, Mazanivka, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Vasylivka Persha and Khrestyshche settlements. Made an airstrike near Dibrivne.
The activity of reconnaissance groups near Dovhenke and Dolyna was noted, the groups withdrew.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on conducting an offensive in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. By systematic use of means of fire damage, the enemy is trying to restrain the actions of our troops and prevent them from moving in threatening directions.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Siversk, Serebryanka, Verkhnokamyansk, Zvanivka, and Donetsk. The enemy launched an airstrike near Serebryanka. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the UAV near Kryva Luka.
The enemy tried to advance in the direction of Novoluhanske – Ivano-Daryivka. It received a decisive rebuff from our soldiers and left.
In the Bakhmut direction, artillery shelling was recorded in the areas of Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Zaytsevo, Pokrovsky, Vesele, Kurdyumivka and Zalizne. The enemy increased the intensity of aviation in the indicated direction and carried out airstrikes near Yakovlivka, Pokrovske, Soledar, Bakhmut and Kodema.
All attempts of the enemy to advance in the directions of Roty – Vershyna, Volodymyrivka – Yakovlivka, Klynove – Zaitseve and Pokrovske – Bakhmut were successfully repulsed. The invaders retreated with losses.
Some units of the enemy have partial success in the direction of Vidrodjanje – Kodema.
In the Avdiyivka direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Avdiyivka, Netaylove and New York settlements. Carried out airstrikes near Avdiyivka and Novobakhmutivka.
The occupiers carried out assaults in the direction of Mineralne – Avdiyivka, they did not succeed, they retreated. The enemy has partial success in the Donetsk-Pisky direction.
On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, shelling was recorded near Novomykhailivka, Pavlivka, Zaliznychne, Kamianske, Poltavka, Chervone, Novoandriivka, and Maryinka. The enemy also launched an airstrike near Maryinka. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of the UAV in the area of Olhivske.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on holding the occupied lines and preventing the offensive of units of the Defense Forces. Trying to regain lost position.
The areas of Mykolaiv, Trudolyubivka, Osokorivka, Ivanivka, Olenivka, Zorya, Blagodatne, Pryshyb, Tokareve, Novovorontsovka, Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka, Vesely Kut, and Yavkine were shelled from tanks, barrel artillery, and multiple rocket systems. Made an airstrike near Zorya.
Conducted aerial reconnaissance to clarify the results of fire damage and identify the position of our troops.
Two sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.
The enemy continues to suffer losses in manpower and equipment. Among the russian occupiers, there is an increase in alcohol abuse, as a result – disobedience to officers and inter-ethnic conflicts.