Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 5. August 2022

Im anhaltenden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine rückt erneut das Atomkraftwerk Saporischschja in den Blickpunkt, das unter russischer Kontrolle ist. Eine Hochspannungsleitung des Kraftwerks wurde durch Artilleriebeschuss unterbrochen, beide Seiten werfen sich das gegenseitig vor. Der Sammler am 5. August 2022:

• Das Kernkraftwerk Saporischschja (ukrainische Transkription Zaporizhzhia, russische Transkription Zaporozhye) war am (heutigen) Freitag bereits Thema des britischen Intel Update:

Following five months of occupation, Russia’s intentions regarding the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant remain unclear. However, the actions they have undertaken at the facility have likely undermined the security and safety of the plant’s normal operations.
Russian forces are probably operating in the regions adjacent to the power station and have used artillery units based in these areas to target Ukrainian territory on the western bank of the Dnipro river.
Russian forces have probably used the wider facility area, in particular the adjacent city of Enerhodar, to rest their forces, utilising the protected status of the nuclear power plant to reduce the risk to their equipment and personnel from overnight Ukrainian attacks.

• Zur Situation rund um das Atomkraftwerk Saporischschja veröffentliche das ukrainische Verteidigungsministerium am Freitagabend eine gesonderte Stellungnahme, in der Russland der gezielte Beschuss der Hochspannungsleitung vorgeworfen wird:

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the shelling of the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP by the russian federation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns the actions of the russian occupying forces on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP in the city of Energodar, which they seized on August 5, 2022.
In particular, against the background of the cynical video statement of the president of the russian federation at the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons that the russian federation has no intention to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, russia resorted to numerous provocations at the nuclear facility.
After the military trucks and SUVs filled with weapons were moved to the premises of the 1st and 2nd blocks of the ZNPP, which are under the service, at the beginning of August 2022, artillery shelling of the territory near the ZNPP industrial site took place today. As a result of the three recorded hits, the high-voltage power supply line of the ZNPP – Zaporizhzhia TPP was damaged.
The possible consequences of hitting an operating reactor are equivalent to the use of an atomic bomb.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on the international community to urgently take measures to force Russia to release the ZNPP and return the power plant to the control of Ukraine for the sake of the security of the whole world.

Russland wiederum warf der Ukraine vor, das Atomkraftwerk zu gefährden. Aus der Meldung der russischen Agentur TASS:

Ukraine’s army has shelled the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant again, causing fire and damaging two power lines crucial to the operation of the power units, the military-civilian administration of Energodar has said.
„Today, during the shift change at the NPP at about 15:00, nationalist forces in the territory controlled by the Ukrainian criminal regime fired artillery shells at the power plant’s territory. As a result of the terrorist attack two power lines supplying electricity to an open 750 kW switchgear crucial to the safe operation of the NPP’s power units were damaged. At present, a fire is on at the site. The personnel of the special fire-fighting unit have arrived to extinguish the blaze,“ the military-civilian administration’s telegram channel says.

Das Kraftwerk war bereits im März Schauplatz von Gefechten gewesen, die damals allerdings offensichtlich nicht für die Funktion wesentliche Teile betrafen.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06.00, on August 5, 2022
The one hundred sixty-third (163) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus are carrying out the task of strengthening the protection of the section of the belarusian-Ukrainian border in the Brest and Gomel regions. In parts of the special operations forces of this country, a combat readiness check was held.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy, with barrel and jet artillery, shelled the civilian infrastructure in the areas of Zaliznyi Mist, Hay, Hremyach and Mikhalchyna Sloboda settlements in Chernihiv oblast and Starykovo in Sumy oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from artillery of various types in the areas of Kharkiv, Borschova, Korobochkine, Velyki Prokhody, Ruski Tyshki, Stariy Saltiv, Pryshyb, Tsyrkuny, Mospanove, Bezruky settlements.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Bogorodichny, Mazanivka, Husarivka, Adamivka, Kurulka, Khrestyshe, Sulyhivka, Dovgenke, and Velyka Komyshuvakha.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is conducting an offensive operation in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. It is trying to create favorable conditions for taking over Soledar and Bakhmut, to expand the controlled territory on the western outskirts of the city of Donetsk.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling from barrel and rocket artillery, tanks was recorded in the areas of Siversk, Mykolaivka, Starodubivka, Spirne, Kryva Luka, Verkhnyokamianske, Hryhorivka, Serebryanka, Raihorodok and Kalenyky settlements. There were shooting battles.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled military and civilian infrastructure near Yakovlivka, Kodem, Pokrovsky, Rozdolivka, Vershyna, Bakhmut and Soledar. Conducted offensive and assault actions with the aim of improving the tactical position, but was unsuccessful.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy fired artillery and tanks near Piski, Prechystivka, Shevchenko, Volodymyrivka, Novobakhmutivka, Nevelske, Netaylove, and Krasnohorivka. Conducted offensive actions, battles continue.
No active actions of the occupiers were recorded in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia areas. The enemy carried out systematic shelling of civilian and military infrastructure near Constantinopol, Zaliznychne, Varvarivka, Vremivka, Maryinka, Hulyaipol, Hulyaipilskyi, Mali Shcherbaky, Temyrivka and Bilohirya.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the advance of our troops. Supports the high intensity of UAV reconnaissance.
Shelling was recorded in the areas of Mykolaiv, Luch, Lymany, Nova Zorya, Novomykolaivka, Kobzartsi, Lyubomirivka, Kiselivka, Andriivka, Lozove, Bilohirka, Osokorivka, Potemkine, and Zeleny Hay.
The occupiers launched a rocket attack on an infrastructural object in the Mykolaivka settlement of the Odesa region.

• 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 air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have struck temporary deployment points of 2 howitzer artillery divisions of 44th Artillery Brigade of AFU and missile and artillery weapons depots near Novoivanovka, Zaporozhye Region.
Up to 150 servicemen, 2 American M777 howitzers and up to 1,500 rounds of ammunition, 6 Msta-B howitzers, 8 artillery mounts of various modifications, around 350 shells for Grad MLRS and seven unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed.
9 locals have been injured in a conflict with unit commanders of 92nd Mechanised Brigade of AFU In Kharkov Region. The compound’s command attempted to evict civilians from their homes in order to house foreign mercenaries, as well as equip military and artillery positions. Nationalists and foreign mercenaries opened fire to suppress the protests, leaving 4 local residents in Shestakovo and 5 in Verkhnyi Saltov with gunshot wounds of varying degrees of severity.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
4 command posts have been hit, including those of the 58th Motorized Infantry Brigade near Artemivsk, the 54th Mechanized Brigade near Seversk in Donetsk People’s Republic, a temporary nationalist formation deployment point near Vyvodovo in Dnepropetrovsk Region, as well as 182 areas of AFU personnel and military equipment concentration.
2 missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depots have been destroyed near Artemovsk in Donetsk People’s Republic.
During counter-battery warfare, 3 platoons of D-30 howitzers and 1 platoon of Grad MLRS near Chuguyev, Kharkov Region, have been suppressed at firing positions near Dzerzhinsk, Novgorodskoye and Nikolaevka in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Russian air defence means have shot down 5 unmanned aerial vehicles near Yasinovataya, Krasnopolye in Donetsk People’s Republic, Bukino, Suligovka and Kurilovka in Kharkov Region.
In addition, 3 shells of multiple rocket launchers have been intercepted near Mineralnoye in Donetsk People’s Republic and Izyum in Kharkov Region, and 3 Tochka-U ballistic missiles have been shot down near Aleshkovskyi Peski in Kherson Region.
In total, 261 Ukrainian airplanes and 145 helicopters, 1,685 unmanned aerial vehicles, 361 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,254 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 789 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,267 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,716 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on August 5, 2022
The one hundred sixty-third (163) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
There are no changes on the Volyn and Polissya directions.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy is holding separate units of the troops of the Western Military District in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. Conducts engineering equipment of positions and installation of video surveillance systems.
The artillery shelled civilian infrastructure in the areas of Zalizniy Mist and Hremyach settlements in Chernihiv oblast and Starikovo, Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy continues to focus its efforts on preventing the Defense Forces from creating favorable conditions for resuming the offensive.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy used barrel and jet artillery to shell the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Ruska Lozova, Korobochkyne, Cherkaski Tyshky, Stary Saltiv, and Verkhniy Saltiv. Unmanned aerial vehicles conducted aerial reconnaissance near Ruska Lozova, Mali Prokhody, Husarivka and Chepil.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy did not conduct active offensive actions, but carried out fire damage from artillery of various types near Bohorodychne, Dolyna, Dibrivne, Velika Komyshuvakha, and Ridne.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts in the areas of Bakhmut and Avdiivka. It is trying to create favorable conditions for establishing control over the cities of Soledar and Bakhmut and pushing our troops away from the western outskirts of the city of Donetsk.
On the Kramatorsk and Bakhmut directions, the enemy used tanks, barrel and rocket artillery for shelling near Siversk, Hryhorivka, Verkhnyokamyanske, Bakhmut, Zaytseve, Soledar, Yakovlivka, and Kodema. Made an air strike near Vershyna.
With offensive actions, the occupiers tried to capture advantageous lines and improve the tactical position in the areas of Bakhmut, Zaytseve, and Vershyn, they did not succeed, they retreated.
In the Avdiivka direction, artillery shelling was recorded near Avdiivka, Novobakhmutivka, Nevelske, Netailove and Krasnohorivka. The enemy unsuccessfully tried to advance in the direction of the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka and Pisky.
In the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhia directions, the enemy shelled the areas of Maryinka, Volodymyrivka, Novomykhailivka, Velyka Novosilka, Novoandriivka, Kamianske, Novosilka, Charivne, Novopil, Hulyaipole and Neskuchne from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery.
Ukrainian soldiers successfully repelled another enemy assault in the direction of Maryinka and forced the enemy to flee.
The occupiers carried out reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles in the districts of Zaporizhzhia and Novoselivka Druha.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is trying to hold the occupied positions and prevent our units from creating favorable conditions for a counteroffensive using available means of fire damage.
The enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Posad-Pokrovske, Stepova Dolyna, Lupareve, Novomykolaivka, Novohrihorivka, Chervona Dolyna, Zeleny Hai, Andriivka, Trudolyubivka, Novovorontsovka, Topolyne, Potiomkine, Olhyne, Nikopol. Used aviation for strikes near Lozove, Veliky Artakov, and Andriivka.
The enemy made an offensive attempt in the direction of Lozova. It was decisively repulsed by Ukrainian soldiers and left.
Unmanned aerial vehicles are actively used to identify the positions of our units and adjust artillery fire.
In the waters of the Black and Azov Seas, the enemy naval group focuses its main efforts on supporting the land group, blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, and damaging military facilities and infrastructure elements deep within the territory of Ukraine.
Four sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.
Our units continue to successfully carry out missile and artillery fire missions in the designated directions. The adversary experiences an acute shortage of trained and at least somehow motivated replenishment for units suffering losses as a result of the war in Ukraine.