Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg sind Experten der Internationalen Atomenergieagentur auf dem Weg zum Atomkraftwerk Saporischja – dem derzeit vermutlich gefährlichsten Ort in der Ukraine, weil es rund um die Reaktoren Kampfhandlungen gibt und die Gefahr einer radioaktiven Verseuchung nach wie vor nicht gebannt ist. Der Sammler am 29. August 2022:
• Ein Team der Internationalen Atomenergieagentur IAEA ist auf dem Weg zum umkämpften Atomkraftwerk Saporischja in der Ukraine, wie IAEA-Generaldirektor Rafael Grossi am (heutigen) Montagmorgen via Twitter mitteilte:
Entscheidend wird natürlich, wie schnell und unter welchen Bedingungen die Experten der UN-Organisation Zugang zu dem von russischen Truppen besetzten Reaktorgelände bekommen.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Recent independent Russian media reports have claimed that due to the problems Russia is facing in its war against Ukraine, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu is now being side-lined within the Russian leadership, with operational commanders briefing President Putin directly on the course of the war.
Russian officers and soldiers with first-hand experience of the war probably routinely ridicule Shoigu for his ineffectual and out-of-touch leadership as Russian progress has stalled.
Shoigu has likely long struggled to overcome his reputation as lacking substantive military experience, as he spent most of his career in the construction sector and the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Operational update of General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on August 29, 2022
The one hundred eighty-seventh (186) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
There are no major changes on the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. On the last day, the enemy shelled civilian infrastructure with barrel artillery in the areas of the settlements of Bilopilla, Hai, Katerynivka, Myropilla, and Vodolaga of the Sumy oblast. Conducted aerial reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled territories near Peremoha, Svitlychne, Husarivka, Borshchova, Zalyman, Slatyne, Nove, Ivanivka, Ruska Lozova, and Sosnivka from tanks, combat vehicles, and rocket artillery. Made an air strike near Nove. Continues intensive aerial reconnaissance of the UAV.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded from tanks, barrel artillery, and MLRS near Kurulka, Brazhkivka, Bohorodychne, Krasnopilla, and Adamivka. The enemy used reconnaissance UAVs. It tried to carry out a pointless reconnaissance by combat in the area of the village of Dolyna, suffered losses and withdrew. In order to improve the tactical position, the enemy carried out assaults near Bohorodychne, without success.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling from existing artillery systems was recorded near Hryhorivka, Siversk and Ivano-Daryivka. The occupiers also used aviation to strike in the Hryhorivka area.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled military and civilian infrastructure near Bakhmut, Shumy, Yakovlivka, Zaytseve, and Kodema. It carried out airstrikes in the areas of Yakovlivka and Kodema. Continued aerial reconnaissance of the UAV in the specified direction. The enemy’s attempts to conduct offensive battles near Kodema and Zaitsevo were stopped by Ukrainian defenders.
In the Avdiivka direction, the areas of Avdiivka, Vodyane, Vesele, Maryinka, Oleksandropil and Tonenke were affected by the fire. In order to improve the tactical position, the enemy conducted offensive battles in the area of Pervomaiske, without success.
In the direction of Novopavlivka, the positions of our troops were shelled from tanks, barrel artillery and MLRS near Pavlivka, Volodymyrivka, Konstyantynivka and Novoukrainka. The enemy used aircraft to strike in the area of Volodymyrivka.
In the Zaporizhzhia region, the occupiers shelled positions from barrel, rocket artillery, and tanks in the areas of the settlements of Dorozhnianka, Shevchenko, Poltavka, Bilohirya, and Novopil. Airstrikes were carried out near Novopole and Novosilka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the advance of our troops. Takes measures to replenish losses.
The available artillery systems and tanks shelled the infrastructure in the areas of Oleksandrivka, Prybuzke, Novohryhorivka, Pervomaiske, Kvitneve, Kobzartsi, Yakovlivka, Potemkine, Trudolyubivka, Dobryanka, Tavriyske, Shevchenkove, Lyubomyrivka, Bereznehuvate. It used aviation near Novohryhorivka and Andriivka to carry out the strikes. Reconnaissance UAVs of the occupiers were active.
In the waters of the Black and Azov seas, the enemy’s naval group focuses its main efforts on conducting reconnaissance and blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
Ukrainian soldiers are firmly on the defensive and are ready for any changes in the operational situation. The destruction of enemy command posts of various levels and ammunition depots continues.
• In einer europapolitischen Grundsatzrede an der Karls-Universität in Prag kündigte Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz an, Deutschland werde sich bei den militärischen Unterstützungsleistungen für die Ukraine auf Artillerie und Luftverteidigung konzentrieren:
In den nächsten Wochen und Monaten erhält die Ukraine von uns zudem neue, hochmoderne Waffen – Luftverteidigungs- und Radarsysteme etwa, oder Aufklärungsdrohnen. Allein unser letztes Paket an Waffenlieferungen hat einen Wert von über 600 Millionen Euro. Unser Ziel sind moderne ukrainische Streitkräfte, die ihr Land dauerhaft verteidigen können.
Dafür dürfen wir alle aber nicht nur das an Kiew liefern, worauf wir selbst gerade verzichten können. Auch hier brauchen wir mehr Planung und Koordination.
Gemeinsam mit den Niederlanden haben wir deshalb eine Initiative gestartet, die auf eine dauerhafte und verlässliche Arbeitsteilung zwischen allen Partnern der Ukraine abzielt. Ich kann mir zum Beispiel vorstellen, dass Deutschland besondere Verantwortung beim Aufbau der ukrainischen Artillerie und Luftverteidigung übernimmt. Auf solch ein System der koordinierten Unterstützung sollten wir uns schnell verständigen. Und damit unser Bekenntnis zu einer freien, unabhängigen Ukraine auf Dauer untermauern.
Die ganze Rede zum Nachlesen:
• Unterdessen mehren sich die Hinweise (wie auch in den Kommentaren erwähnt) auf eine ukrainische Offensive im Süden der Ukraine, im Bereich Kherson. Zum Beispiel in diesem Tweet von Andriy Yermak, dem Leiter des Büros des ukrainischen Präsidenten:
Einzelheiten dazu gibt es allerdings bislang nicht.
• Das regelmäßige russische Briefing, erst am Abend über den Messengerdienst Telegram verbreitet (diese Version ersetzt die vorherige mit dem TASS-Bericht):
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 high-precision weaponry strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces against Vostok air command control post near Dnipropetrovsk and missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depot of 60th Infantry Brigade near Novovorontsivka, Kherson Region, have destroyed up to 70 nationalists and 14 units of special vehicles.
High-precision ground-based weapons near Marganets in Dnepropetrovsk Region have hit a temporary deployment point and an ammunition depot of 108th Territorial Defence Brigade as well as field camps Aidar and Azov Nazi formations. More than 100 fighters, 20 pieces of military equipment and over 3,000 rockets for MLRS have been destroyed.
Concentrated strikes on combat positions of 53rd Mechanized Brigade and Kraken nationalist formation near Artemovsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, have killed more than 30 nationalists and wounded more than 50.
Russian Aerospace Forces have shot down 2 Su-25 aircraft of Ukrainian air force near Chervonyi Yar, Zaporozhye Region, and Kurdyumovka, Donetsk People’s Republic.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
9 AFU command posts near Konstantinovka, Artemovsk, Raigorodok, Slavyansk and Nikolskoye in Donetsk People’s Republic, Kamyshevakha and Veselyanka in Zaporozhye Region, and Nikolaev and Partizanskoye in Nikolaev Region, as well as 52 AFU artillery units and 142 areas manpower and military equipment concentration have been hit.
6 missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depotsnear Vodyanskoye, Kramatorsk, Dobrovol’ye and Zvanovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, and Aleksandrovka in Kharkov Region and Bilousovo in Kherson Region have been destroyed.
In addition, 3 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles and 21 projectiles of US-made Olha and HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems have been intercepted near Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson Region.
In total, 276 Ukrainian airplanes and 148 helicopters, 1,832 unmanned aerial vehicles, 370 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,408 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 822 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,354 field artillery and mortars, as well as 5,126 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
Kiev regime continues provocations to threaten a man-made nuclear disaster at Zaporozhye NPP.
On August 28, Ukrainian troops used an unmanned aerial vehicle to strike at the nuclear power plant.
Ukrainian attack drone was shot down by small arms fire as it approached Special Building No 1, which stores US-made nuclear fuel and solid radioactive waste.
Drone shot down by Russian servicemen fell on the roof of Special Building No 1. Serious damage and casualties were avoided.
The shelling by Ukrainian troops of Energodar city, near the nuclear power plant, continues unabated.
Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian artillery fired 8 large-calibre shells into residential areas of the city. Some civilians are injured. Two shells exploded in close proximity to the perimeter of the nuclear plant.
The shelling was carried out from AFU’s firing positions near Nikopol‘, Marganets, in Dnepropetrovsk Region, located on the opposite bank of Kakhovka reservoir.
In course of counter-battery warfare, enemy firepower at these positions was suppressed.
Zaporozhye NPP full-time technical staff continue to monitor its technical condition and uninterrupted operation. Radiation situation remains normal.
• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs; ohne Erwähnung von ukrainischen Aktivitäten in Richtung Kherson:
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00, on August 29, 2022
The one hundred eighty-seventh (186) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian occupiers continue to carry out air and missile strikes on civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly. The threat of missile and air strikes from the territory and airspace of the republic of belarus remains.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy shelled territories near Yanzhulivka, Chernihiv oblast, and Starykovo and Vilna Sloboda, Sumy oblast, with barrel artillery.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled civilian infrastructure in the areas of Udy, Slatyne, Svitlychne, Bayrak, Peremoha, Kutuzivka, Chepil, Husarivka, Ruski Tyshky and Zalyman from tanks, combat vehicles, barrel and jet artillery.
In the Slovyansk direction, artillery fire was recorded near Dovhgenke, Nortsivka, Chervone, Sulihivka, Ridne, Adamivka, and Slovyansk. The occupiers tried to improve their tactical position in the directions of Bohorodychne and Dolyna, but were unsuccessful and retreated.
In the Kramatorsk direction, enemy shelling continues from existing artillery systems in the areas of Hryhorivka, Ivano-Daryivka, and Tetyanivka. The enemy used aircraft for strikes near Hryhorivka and Tetyanivka. The attempt to advance in the direction of the settlement of Ivano-Daryivka ended in failure for the occupiers – losses and escape.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy shelled military and civilian infrastructure in the areas of Vesela Dolyna, Mayorsk, Toretsk Bakhmut and Kodema settlements. Russian aircraft strikes were also recorded near the last two. Defense forces of Ukraine repelled the enemy offensive in the direction of the settlements of Soledar, Vesela Dolyna, Bakhmut and Kodema.
In the Avdiivka direction, the areas of Avdiivka, Opytne, Nevelske, Pervomaiske, Novobakhmutivka and Alexandropil were damaged by fire. The enemy tried to advance in the direction of Maryinka, Pervomaiske and Nevelske with offensive and assault actions, was repulsed and retreated.
On the Novopavlivske direction, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops from tanks, barrel artillery, and MLRS near Pavlivka, Volodymyrivka, Vremivka, Novosilka, and Shevchenko. Used aviation for a strike mission near Volodymyrivka. The occupiers also unsuccessfully tried to advance in the direction of Pavlivka.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, shelling from the enemy’s means of fire damage was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Hulyaipole, Orihiv, Chervone, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Berezovo, Bilohirya, Stepove and Kamianske. The occupiers tried to inflict losses on our units near Mali Shcherbaky with air strikes.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Mykolaiv, Lupareve, Tavriyske, Prybuzke, Posad-Pokrovske, Ukrainka, Lyubomirivka, Zorya, Myrne, Kvitneve, Kiselivka, Kobzartsi, Bereznehuvate, Vysunsk, Yavkine, Velyke Artakove, Topolyne and Knyazivka settlements from the available artillery systems and tanks. The districts of Andriivka and Kalynyvka were hit by air strikes.
With assault and offensive actions, the enemy tried to improve the tactical position near Potyomkino, suffered losses and retreated.
The enemy continues intensive aerial reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles.
In the water areas of the Black and Azov Seas, the enemy’s ship group performs the task of maintaining a favorable operational regime and blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
• Update (Neufassung): Das russische Verteidigungsministerium bestätigte im Grundsatz eine ukrainische Offensive, die aber gescheitert sei:
During the day on direct orders from Zelensky, Ukrainian troops attempted an offensive in 3 directions in Nikolaev and Kherson regions.
As a result of the active defence of the Russian troops grouping, AFU units suffered heavy losses.
During the fighting, 26 Ukrainian tanks, 23 infantry fighting vehicles, 9 other armoured fighting vehicles were destroyed and 2 Su-25 assault aircraft were shot down. Enemy casualties in manpower amounted to over 560 servicemen. Another enemy offensive attempt failed miserably.
• Aus dem Briefing des Pentagon Notizen von Jeff Seldin von der Voice of America:
A senior US defense official & a senior US military official briefing reporters on latest developments with #Ukraine-#Russia
NEW: US casts doubts on #Russia efforts to grow military by 137,000-„unlikely to succeed as Russia has historically not met personnel end strength targets“ per a sr US defense official
Russia began #Ukraine war w/25% of its force conscripts & 150k soldiers short, per official
Day 187 of #Russia invasion of #Ukraine-„There have been no major geographic shifts“ in past 3 weeks, per senior US military official
Russia is now firing into #Kharkiv, small gains in #Bakhmut
NEW: US knows w/“great confidence“ that #Russia is firing from the #Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant & storing military equipment there, per sr US military official
Six months into #Russia’s war in #Ukraine, #Moscow has not been able to assert air superiority – the airspace over Ukraine is still contested, per sr US military official
„We saw a lager number of artillery fires…primarily coming from the #Ukrainians“ over the weekend, per sr US military official
„They have been making some advances in the #Kherson area for a while now“
#Ukraine military movements described by a sr US military official an „uptick“ in fighting -„Are they on the offensive? I think they are. Is this a counteroffensive? I just don’t know“
#Ukraine force numbers gaining equality or parity w/#Russia in the south – „I think they have probably worked to adjust their numbers“ per sr US military official
#Russia|n morale in #Kherson – per sr US military official it „was miserable“ a couple of months ago
W/#Ukraine’s growing capabilities, that morale is likely worse, giving #Ukraine a growing advantage, per the official
Concerns abt US weapons stocks? „We’re able to provide what we have provide & still maintain our readiness as a military force“ per sr US military official
#Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant – „We believe the safest outcome would a a controlled shutdown“ per sr US defense official
US scientists/monitors „have seen no indications of increase or abnormal radiation levels so far“ official adds (…)
„In the next 24-36 hours we’ll have a much greater level of understanding“ regarding uptick in action by #Ukraine forces in the south, near #Kherson, per sr US military official
US drawdowns to supply #Ukraine w/#HIMARS, #GMLRS, etc. arriving „within days & weeks“ per sr US defense official
Contracted assistance taking longer but 1st batch of contracted #PhoenixGhost drones have also been delivered, per the official
„The #Russia|ns are firing from around the [nuclear power] plant“ per per sr US military official on #Zaporizhzhia
„We also know the Russians have fired in the vicinity of the plant“ per the official, who adds #Ukraine going „out of their way“ not to fire in that area