Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 23. August 2022

Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine nachgetragen fürs Archiv – der Sammler am 23. August 2022:

• Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz hat weitere Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine angekündigt – vor allem als langfristige Unterstützung: Unter anderem soll es um drei weitere Flugabwehrsysteme Iris-T SLM des deutschen Herstellers Diehl gehen, die allerdings frühestens im kommenden Jahr  gebaut werden dürften. Aus der Meldung von Reuters:

A participant at an online conference on Ukraine, which took place in Toronto, said that Germany planned to supply three additional Iris-T air defence systems, a dozen armoured recovery vehicles, 20 rocket launchers, precision ammunition and anti-drone systems.
The arms would be delivered in 2023, some possibly sooner, said the source, adding that Germany’s parliamentary budget committee must still approve the supplies which Scholz described as a contribution to the modernization of Ukraine’s armed forces.

Die Aussage, dass die Waffen möglicherweise früher geliefert werden könnten, dürfte sich dabei vor allem auf die bereits in der vergangenen Woche offiziell angekündigten Systeme beziehen: Bergepanzer (recovery vehicles) und 20 Raketenwerfer 70mm auf Pick-up trucks mit 2.000 Raketen und Laserzielbeleuchter , die direkt von der Industrie geliefert werden. Interessant dabei ist, dass auch bei der langfristigen Perspektive für eine Modernisierung der ukrainischen Streitkräfte weiterhin nicht von anderen schweren Waffen wie Kampfpanzer die Rede ist.

• Das britische Intel Update:

Over the weekend, Russia probably started moving barges into position to construct a substantial floating bridge over the Dnipro river, immediately beside the damaged Antonivsky road bridge. The crossing is the key link between Russian-occupied Kherson and the east.
For several weeks, Russian forces and local civilians have relied on a ferry crossing of the waterway. If Russia completes the improvised bridge, it will almost certainly increase the capacity of the crossing point compared to the ferry.
A floating bridge would likely still be vulnerable to Ukrainian offensive action.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00, on August 23, 2022
The one hundred eighty first (181) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions in the border areas, the enemy is actively using means of radio-electronic warfare.
The threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of the republic of belarus remains.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy fired barrel artillery at civilian and military infrastructure in the settlements of Chernihiv and Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is conducting combat operations with the aim of holding previously occupied areas and borders, and is trying to improve the tactical position.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Odnorobivka, Sosnivka, Tsupivka, Nove, Zamulivka, Dokuchayevske, Pytomnyk, Staryy Saltiv, Velyka Rohan and Ivashki settlements with barrel and rocket artillery. Airstrikes near Pytomnyk and Mospanove. UAV was used to scout the positions of our troops and adjust artillery fire.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from tanks, barrel artillery, and anti-aircraft guns near Nortsivka, Krasnopilla, and Dolyna. An airstrike was carried out by an airstrike of Bohorodychne.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy’s efforts are focused on conducting active actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Hryhorivka, Rozdolivka, Bilenke and Spirne.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the occupiers carried out fire damage near Bakhmut, Mayorsk, Soledar, Zaytseve, Shumy and Kodema. The enemy tried to conduct combat reconnaissance in the area of ​​Zaitseve settlement, as well as conduct assault operations near Soledar and Kodema, but was unsuccessful and retreated.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy used tanks, barrel artillery, and multiple rocket launcher systems in the areas of Vodyane, Novobakhmutivka, Krasnohorivka, Opytne, and Nevelske. Conducted an airstrike near Maryinka. It led an offensive near Krasnohorivka and Pervomaiske, but was unsuccessful.
On the Novopavlivskyi direction, it shelled the areas of Pavlivka, Prechistivka, and Vugledar settlements. It led offensive battles in the areas of settlements of Novomykhailivka and Zolota Nyva, without success.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, fire damage was recorded near Zaliznychne, Orikhiv, Chervone, Burlatske, Zelene Pole, Stepove, Novopavlivka, and Novoandriivka. It carried out airstrikes in the areas of Malinivka, Olhivske, Zaliznychne and Novopil settlements.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on holding the occupied positions and preventing the advance of our troops. Takes measures to replenish losses. It carried out shelling from tanks and artillery of various types in the areas of settlements of Parutyne, Lymany, Lozove, Shevchenkove, Myrne, Ukrainka, Kiselivka, Potyomkyne, Shyroke, Ivanivka, Osokorivka, Dobryanka, Pryshyb, Kvitneve. Carried out airstrikes near Trudolyubivka, Potyomkine, and Andriivka. In order to conduct aerial reconnaissance, the UAV was actively involved.
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.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine
As a result of an offensive in Kherson-Nikolaev direction near Aleksandrovka, the Allied Forces have eliminated units of 28th Mechanized Brigade of AFU and reached the administrative border of Nikolaev Region. 36 square kilometres of Kherson Region have been liberated.
Komsomolskoye has been liberated, advancing 3 kilometres into the enemy defence in this direction. Territory of 12 square kilometres of Nikolaev Region has been liberated.
In addition, 35th Marine Brigade and 46th Aeromobile Brigade of AFU suffered significant losses near Andreevka. The enemy is dislodged from Blagodatovka and neighbouring populated areas.
The offensive in Donetsk direction is developing well.
The liberation of Mar’inka, more than 75 per cent of which has already been liberated by Allied Forces, is nearing completion.
Encirclement of AFU grouping near Avdeevka continues. 214th OPFOR Battalion – elite AFU unit is blockaded on three sides near Kodema and is being routinely destroyed.
In Artemovsk area, as a result of successful Allied Forces offensive, advanced very close to Zaitsevo which is important defence node of the city.
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
High-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces near Slavyansk and Konstantinovka in Donetsk People’s Republic have hit the temporary deployment points of 81st Aeromobile and 95th Airborne Assault Brigades. Up to 200 nationalists and 18 pieces of military equipment have been destroyed.
2nd Mechanized Battalion of 66th Mechanized Brigade of AFU has lost its combat effectiveness as a result of heavy losses near Novomikhailovka. The unit’s soldiers abandoned their positions and fled in an unknown direction.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
12 AFU command posts near Yakovlevka, Soledar, Podgornoye, Artemovsk, Kodema, Georgiyevka, Romanovka, Dobrovol’e, Vodyanoye and Pavlovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, Dorozhnyanka and Kamenskoye in Zaporozhye Region, as well as 164 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment have been hit.
7 missile and artillery ammunition depots near Bereznevatoye in Nikolaev Region, and Soledar in Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 4 fuel depots for military equipment near Kharkov and Chuguyiv in Kharkov Region, and Markovo and Podgornoye in Donetsk People’s Republic have been destroyed.
In addition, 1 Buk-M1 self-propelled anti-aircraft missile launcher near Gornyak in Donetsk People’s Republic, 1 low-altitude target detection radar near Dymovskoye in Nikolaev Region, and 1 US-made counter-battery radar system near Rogan‘ in Kharkov Region have been also destroyed.
In course of counter-battery warfare, 3 Ukrainian platoons of Grad MLRS near Razdolovka and Opytnoye, 4 platoons of D-30 howitzers at firing positions near Petrovskoye, Krasnogorovka, Pervomaisk and Dzerzhinsk in Donetsk People’s Republic, and 2 US M777 howitzers near Marganets in Dnepropetrovsk Region have been suppressed.
Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Su-27 aircraft near Barvenkovo in Kharkov Region and 6 unmanned aerial vehicles near Malye Prokhody, Kapitolovka, Kochubeyevka, Balakleya in Kharkov Region and Shyrokyi in Donetsk People’s Republic.
15 shells of Ukrainian multiple rocket launchers have been also intercepted near Vernopol’e in Kharkov Region, Antonovka, Dar’evka and Chornobayevka in Kherson Region.
In total, 268 Ukrainian airplanes and 148 helicopters, 1,796 unmanned aerial vehicles, 369 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,377 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 818 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,335 field artillery and mortars, as well as 5,024 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 23, 2022
Glory to Ukraine! The one hundred eighty first (181) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to focus its efforts on establishing full control over the territory of Donetsk region, maintaining the captured districts of Kherson, part of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Mykolaiv regions, restoring the combat capability of units that have suffered losses.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the situation remains unchanged. The occupiers used barrel artillery for shelling near Mykolaivka and Zalizny Bridge in the Chernihiv oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Uda, Sosnivka, Protopopivka, Slatyne, Tsyrkuny, Kharkiv, Petrivka, Velyki Prohody, Ruski Tyshki, Pytomnyk, and Korobochkyne with barrel and jet artillery. It carried out airstrikes near Pytomnyk, Kostyantynivka and Verkhniy Saltiv. In order to perform reconnaissance tasks and adjust the artillery fire, the UAV was deployed.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Nortsivka, Dolyna and Dibrivne. It carried out airstrikes near Bohorodychne. In the area of ​​Nova Dmytrivka, the UAV conducted aerial reconnaissance.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the districts of Siversk, Hryhorivka, and Bilenke were hit by artillery fire of various types. The enemy used aviation for strikes near Tetyanivka and Pryshyb. Conducted reconnaissance of the positions of our UAV troops.
In the Bakhmut direction, fire damage was recorded in the areas of Bakhmut, Bakhmutske and Kodema. Conducted airstrikes near Soledar and Bakhmut.
The occupiers made an unsuccessful reconnaissance attempt by fighting in the direction of the village of Zaitseve, and withdrew.
With offensive and assault actions, the enemy tried to advance in the direction of the settlements of Soledar, Kodema, Bakhmut, Zaitseve and Kurdyumivka, but was unsuccessful and retreated.
In the Avdiyivka direction, the enemy continued shelling from the entire range of artillery near Avdiyivka, Opytne, Vodyane, Novobakhmutivka, and Nevelske. Airstrikes near Maryinka and Krasnohorivka.
With offensive actions, it tried to break through the defenses of our troops and advance in the direction of the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Pervomaiske and Nevelske, it was unsuccessful and retreated chaotically.
In the direction of Novopavlivsk, the enemy fired from barrel and jet artillery near Pavlivka and Velika Novosilka. He unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical position in the directions of Novomykhailivka and Zolotaya Niva.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, enemy fire was recorded in the areas of Shcherbaky, Novodanylivka, Hulyaipilske, Charivne, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novopil and Vyshneve settlements. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Malynivka, Zaliznychne and Vremivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy used tanks, barrel artillery and MLRS to shell the areas of Posad-Pokrovske, Oleksandrivka, Prybuzke, Lupareve, Myrne, Novohryhorivka, Chervona Dolyna, Pervomaiske, Kiselivka, Lyubomyrivka, Andriivka, Novooleksandrivka, Mykolaivka, Knyazivka and Ivanivka settlements.
Airstrikes near Trudolyubivka, Andriivka, and Novohryhorivka. The enemy actively used UAVs to scout the positions of our troops and adjust artillery fire.
The naval group of the occupiers in the water areas of the Black and Azov Seas continues to perform 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.