Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine (angesichts des Wochenendes) ein knapper Sammler am 28. August 2022:
• Die am (heutigen) Sonntag aktualisierte Übersicht der internationalen Atomenergieagentur (IAEA) zur Lage im Atomkraftwerk Saporischja – allerdings ist die IAEA weiterhin auf Berichte vor allem der ukrainischen Betreiber angewiesen und hat noch keine eigenen Erkenntnisse:
Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of renewed shelling in recent days at the site of the country’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), but it said all safety systems remained operational and there had been no increase in radiation levels, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today.
As previously reported, the ZNPP has continued access to off-site electricity after the plant temporarily lost connection to its last remaining operational 750 kilovolt (kV) external power line on Thursday. In addition, both reactor units that were disconnected from the electricity grid during Thursday’s power cuts are operating again after being re-connected on Friday. The other four units at ZNPP were disconnected before Thursday’s events and remained in shutdown.
There had been shelling in the area of the ZNPP on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but Ukraine did not yet have complete information on the nature of the damage, Director General Grossi said. The shelling had hit the area of the plant’s two so-called special buildings, both located about 100 meters from the reactor buildings, as well as one overpass area. Those buildings house facilities including water treatment plants, equipment repair shops or waste management facilities. There was also damage on some water pipelines at the site but they had been repaired.
All measurements of radioactivity at the ZNPP site were within normal range, and there was no indication of any hydrogen leakage, Director General Grossi said, citing information from Ukraine.
The latest shelling once again underlined the risk of a potential nuclear accident at the ZNPP, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant (NPP), which is controlled by Russian forces since early March but operated by its Ukrainian staff.
Director General Grossi said he was continuing his consultations with all parties with the aim to send an IAEA expert mission to the plant in the next few days to help ensure nuclear safety and security there. The planned mission would assess the physical damage to the ZNPP’s facilities, determine whether the main and back-up safety and security systems were functional and evaluate the staff’s working conditions, in addition to performing urgent safeguards activities on the site.
• Das britische Intel Update:
On 25 August 2022, the Russian Presidential Administration issued a presidential decree increasing the established strength of the Russian armed forces to 1,150,628, an increase of nearly 140,000. The government was instructed to provide funding to achieve this.
It remains unclear whether Russia will attempt to fill this increased allocation from recruiting more volunteer ‘contract’ soldiers, or from increasing the annual targets for the conscription draft.
In any case, under the legislation currently in place, the decree is unlikely to make substantive progress towards increasing Russia’s combat power in Ukraine.
This is because Russia has lost tens of thousands of troops; very few new contract servicemen are being recruited; and conscripts are technically not obliged to serve outside of Russian territory.
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on August 28, 2022
The one hundred eighty-sixth (186) 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 order to demonstrate the presence and constrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces, the enemy shelled the Bilopylla district of the Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Kharkiv, Peremoha, Protopopivka, Husarivka, Slatyne, Ivanivka, Petrivka, Ruska Lozova, Sosnivka, Velyki Prohody settlements. Airstrikes near Husarivka and Pervomaiskyi.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling from barrel artillery and multiple rocket systems was recorded in the areas of Dovhenke, Kurulka, Adamivka, Dolyna, Brazhkivka, Dibrivne, Bohorodichne, Krasnopillya and Kostyantynivka settlements. The enemy tried to conduct assaults in the direction of the settlements of Dovhenke and Bohorodychne, but had no success and was forced to retreat.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy continued artillery shelling near Sloviansk, Verkhnyokamyansk and Siversk.
In the Bakhmut direction, the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Soledar, Shumy, Vesela Dolyna, Yakovlivka, Mayorsk and Zaytseve were hit by fire from tanks, barrel artillery and MLRS. Enemy aircraft struck near Kodema.
The enemy tried to launch an offensive in the directions of Vershyna Kodema, Semihirya and Zaytseve. Ukrainian defenders stopped and pushed the invaders back.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Nevelske, Vodyane, Orlivka, Novooleksandrivka, Vesele, New York, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Pervomaiske settlements with tanks, barrel and jet artillery. Carried out airstrikes near Valentynivka and Vodyanyi. It led an offensive in the direction of Lozove – Pervomaiske, received a strong repulse and was forced to retreat.
In the direction of Novopavlivka, the enemy continued shelling civilian and military infrastructure from tanks and artillery near Pavlivka, Vugledar, Volodymyrivka, Bohoyavlenka, Novoukrainka, and Novomykhailivka.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, shelling was recorded near Dorozhnyanka, Charivne, Orikhove, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaki, Olhivske, Stepove, Novosilka and Zelene Pole.
In the South Buh region, the occupiers continued to attack the areas of Mykolaiv, Oleksandrivka, Stepova Dolyna, Prybuzke, Lupareve, Lymany, Posad-Pokrovske, Novohryhorivka, Shyroke, Pervomaiske, Partyzanske, Kvitneve, Kiselivka, Kobzartsi, Velyke Artakove, Yakovlivka, Andriivka, Potyomkine, Olhyne, Trudolyubivka, Knyazivka, Dobryanka and Topolyne. The enemy used aviation to strike near Andriivka.
The situation in the water areas of the Black and Azov Seas has not undergone significant changes. There is still a threat of the enemy using Kalibr-type sea-based cruise missiles against infrastructure facilities deep in the territory of Ukraine.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums, erneut mit Aussagen zum Atomkraftwerk Saporischja:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine
High-precision weapons strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed the temporary deployment point of 95th Airborne Assault Brigade of AFU in Slavyansk, Donetsk People’s Republic. The attacks have resulted in the elimination of up to 150 nationalists, as well as 10 units of weapons and military equipment.
Allied Forces offensive in Donetsk direction have resulted in losses of 204th Battalion of 241st Territorial Defence Brigade near Artemovsk exceeding 60 per cent of its personnel. The command of Liman task force has withdrawn brigade units from the combat area to Kiev to be re-staffed.
High-precision strike near Slavyansk in Donetsk People’s Republic has eliminated more than 100 nationalists trained at AFU reserve training centre.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against Ukrainian defence industry facilities where weapons are manufactured and repaired.
High-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit production halls where Ukrainian air force helicopters were being repaired at Motor Sich plant in Zaporozhye city.
In addition, 3 AFU command posts, including those of 54th AFU Mechanized Brigade near Kurakhovo, Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 42 artillery units at firing positions, and 139 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration have been hit.
1 oil storage depot near Nikopol‘, Dniepropetrovsk Region, which was used to supply fuel to AFU units in Donbass, has been destroyed.
8 missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depots near Seversk, Kramatorsk, Ulakly in Donetsk People’s Republic, Travnevoye in Kharkov Region, Kavkaz in Nikolaev Region and Marganets in Dniepropetrovsk Region have also been destroyed.
Russian air defence means have shot down 6 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Staromaiorskoye, Dokuchayevsk, Komsomolskyi, Maksimovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, Semenovka in Kharkov Region and Belaya Krynytsa in Kherson Region.
28 projectiles of multiple-launch rocket systems Olha and HIMARS have been intercepted near Ol’ginka, Novotroitskoye in Donetsk People’s Republic, Chernobaevka in Kherson Region, Antonovskyi and Dariyevskyi bridges, and over Kakhovskaya HPP.
In addition, 1 Tochka-U ballistic missile has been shot down in the air near Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson Region.
In total, 274 Ukrainian airplanes and 148 helicopters, 1,826 unmanned aerial vehicles, 370 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,400 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 822 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,349 field artillery and mortars, as well as 5,095 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
Kiev regime continues provocations to threaten a man-made nuclear disaster at Zaporozhye NPP.
Over the past 24 hours, 2 AFU artillery attacks on the territory of the nuclear power plant have been recorded.
A total of 9 shells have been fired, 3 of which landed near Special Building No 2, where TVEL’s fresh nuclear fuel and solid radioactive waste are stored. As a result of the shells hitting the nuclear power plant area, pipeline line was hit by shrapnel.
As a result of the second shelling, one shell landed near Unit 6 and five other shells fell in front of Unit 6 pumping station, which provides cooling for this reactor.
Ukrainian artillery shelling of the nuclear power plant was carried out from Marganets area in Dniepropetrovsk Region.
In counter-battery warfare, AFU units shelling NPP have been suppressed by return fire.
Currently, a full-time technical staff monitors the technical condition of the nuclear plant and ensures its operation.
The radiation situation in the nuclear power plant area remains normal.
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00, on August 28, 2022
The one hundred eighty-sixth (186) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to focus on establishing full control over the territory of Donetsk oblast, the maintenance of captured areas of Kherson, part of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia and Mykolaiv oblasts.
Aviation and rocket strikes are ongoing in civilian sites in Ukraine.
In Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation without significant changes.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to keep individual units of the Western Military District in the Border districts of Bryansk and Kursk regions. In order to shake the actions of the units of defense forces, the enemy fired at districts of settlements of Hremyach of Chernihiv oblast and Nova Sloboda, Novovasylivka, Iskrykivshchyna and Turya of Sumy oblast. Led air intelligence of the border areas of the UAV.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired at tanks, barrel and jet artillery of areas of settlements of Kharkiv, Praudyanka, Protopopivka, Pryshyb, Chepil, Zamulivka, Ruski Tyshky, Bayrak, Petrivka, Mospanove and Velyki Prohody. It struck the Air Force near the Rubizhne. Maintains high intensity of UAV intelligence.
It attempted to improve the tactical near Svitlychny, had no success, and withdraw.
In the Slovyansk direction, enemy near Dovhenke, Dolyna, Dibrivne, Velyka Komyshuvacha and Karnukhivka were recorded.
The opponent tried to move off the offensive and assault actions in the Bohorodychne area, suffered losses and rejected.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy continued the fire influence near Slovyansk, Verkhnyokamyanske and Spirne. It struck aviation strikes near Hryhorivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired at civilian infrastructure in the areas of Bakhmut settlements, Vesela Dolyna, Soledar, Mayorsk and Rozdolivka. The enemy’s aviation strokes were affected by the Kodema and Yakovlivka districts. The forces of Ukraine’s defense repelled the attacks of the invaders near the Vesela Dolyna.
In the Avdiyivka direction, the enemy fired from the tanks, barrel and jet artillery districts of settlements Nevelske, Opytne, Orlovka, Novooleksandrivka, New York, Krasnohorivka and Pervomaiske. It made an unsuccessful attempt in the area of Pervomaiske, suffered losses and departed.
In the Novopavlivske direction, the enemy continued the shelling near the Vyhledar, Bohoyavlenka, Velyka Novosilka and Novomykhailivka. It tried to improve the tactical position near Pavlivka, there was no success.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy fired from the tanks, barrel and jet artillery districts of Hulyaypoel, Hulyaypilske, Kamianske, Burlatske, Vremivka and Chervone. He struck air strikes near Poltavka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy carried out shelling of existing weapons in areas of settlements of Mykolaiv, Lupartevo, Stepova Dolyna, Posad-Pokrovske, Shyroke, Partyzanske, Kyselivka, Velyke Artakove, Andriyivka, Olhyne, Knyazivka, Topolyne, Myrne, Kvitneve, Veselyi Kut, Lozove. Aviation strikes were suffered by the territory near Andriyivka and Oleksandrivka. The high activity of enemy reconnaissance UAVs is fixed.
In the waters of the Black and Azov seas, the situation has not undergone significant changes.
Our missile and artillery units continue the fire damage to the clusters of personnel and military equipment of russian invaders. In some directions, the enemy has significant losses.