Am heutigen Sonntag ein knapper Überblick zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine – der Sammler am 7. August 2022:
• Die Ausbildung ukrainischer Soldaten in Großbritannien wird nun auch von Schweden unterstützt. Aus der Mitteilung der schwedischen Regierung:
The Government has decided that the Swedish Armed Forces will send instructors to the UK to give Ukrainian citizens basic military training to enable them to serve in Ukraine’s armed forces. The aim is to make it possible for Ukraine to maintain and strengthen its defence capabilities.
The initiative to offer basic military training to Ukrainian citizens comes from the UK – the country has invited other partner nations in the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) and Canada to contribute.
The Government has now decided that Sweden will contribute by training Ukrainian soldiers.
Between 12 August and 31 December 2022, the Swedish Armed Forces will send up to 120 instructors to the UK to conduct basic military training for Ukrainian citizens, divided into several training courses.
• Das britische Intel Update:
The poor performance of Russia’s armed forces during its invasion of Ukraine has been costly for Russia’s military leadership, highly likely resulting in the dismissal of at least six Russian commanders since the start of hostilities in February 2022.
The commanders of Russia’s Eastern and Western Military Districts have highly likely lost their commands. General-Colonel Aleksandr Chayko was dismissed as Commander of the Eastern Military District in May 2022.
General-Colonel Aleksandr Zhuravlev, who has commanded the Western Military District since 2018, was absent from Russia’s Navy Day in St Petersburg on 31 July 2022 and has highly likely been replaced by General-Lieutenant Vladimir Kochetkov.
General Aleksandr Vladimirovich Dvornikov has subsequently been removed after been given overall command of the operation in Ukraine, and General Sergei Surovikin has assumed command of the Southern Grouping of Forces from General Gennady Valeryevich Zhidko.
These dismissals are compounded by at least 10 Russian Generals killed on the battlefield in Ukraine. The cumulative effect on consistency of command is likely contributing to Russian tactical and operational difficulties.
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on August 7, 2022
The one hundred sixty-fifth (165) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
According to available information, the armed forces of the russian federation are deploying additional forces and means of air defense on the territory of the republic of belarus in the Volyn and Polissya directions.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Hai and Hremyach of the Chernihiv oblast and Novi Vyrky of the Sumy oblast with artillery.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired from barrel and rocket artillery along the entire line of contact. It carried out airstrikes from helicopters near Verkhnyi Saltiv and Pryshyb.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from artillery of various types in the areas of the settlements of Velyka Komyshuvakha, Brazhkivka, Virnopillya, Sulihivka, Karnaukhivka, Ridne, Dibrivne, Hrushuvaha, Bohorodychne, Nortsivka, and Zalyman.
To complicate the conduct of air reconnaissance, the enemy used radio-electronic warfare complexes.
It led offensive battles in the area of Bohorodychne and Dolyna, without success.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Kramatorsk, Karpivka, Siversk, Verkhnyokamianske, Pereizne, Hryhorivka, Donetske, Raihorodok, Zvanivka and Ivano-Daryivka. The occupiers launched an air strike near Spirne with attack aircraft.
The enemy tried to carry out an offensive in the Verkhnokamyansk region, but was unsuccessful and retreated.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy fired near Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Soledar, Zaytseve, Yakovlivka, Shumy, Kodema, Bilohorivka, Ivanivka, Vesela Dolyna and Bakhmutske. Airstrikes near Zaitseve and Bakhmut.
The enemy conducted assault operations in the directions of Volodymyrivka – Yakovlivka, Pokrovske – Bakhmut, Vidrodzhenya – Vershyna, Novoluhanske – Zaitseve. Ukrainian soldiers held their positions and pushed the invaders back.
The enemy continues to conduct offensive actions in the directions of Novoluhanske – Kodema, Travneve – Kodema, Semihirya – Zaytseve, the fighting continues.
In the Avdiyivka direction, the occupiers shelled the areas of Avdiyivka, Pavlivka, Pisky, Shevchenko, Netaylove, Nevelske, Oleksandropil and New York with barrel, rocket artillery and tanks. Airstrikes were carried out near Mykilske, Kamianka, Avdiivka, Volodymyrivka and Maryinka.
The enemy waged offensive battles in the directions of Novobakhmutivka – Krasnohorivka, Spartak – Avdiivka, Vesele – Pisky, had no success, and retreated.
In the Novopavlivsky and Zaporizhzhia directions, shelling from barrel and rocket artillery was recorded in the areas of Poltavka, Stepove, Trudove, Novomykhailivka, Biloghirya, Novoandriivka, Novopil, Volodymyrivka, Novosilka, Mala Tokmachka, Vremivka, Orihiv, Zaliznychne, Stepnohirsk, Temyrivka, Charivne settlements. Enemy aircraft operated near Vesele, Novodanylivka, Mali Shcherbaky and Novosilka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy fired from tanks and the entire spectrum of artillery along the contact line and in the depth of the defense, trying to hold the occupied positions.
It carried out airstrikes near Andriyivka, Bilohirka, and Velyke Artakovo. Conducted intensive aerial reconnaissance of the UAVs.
Four sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.
Ukrainian aviation and missile and artillery units continue to fire at concentrations of manpower, military equipment of russian occupiers, and warehouses with ammunition. As a result of the losses, the enemy’s personnel in some areas refused to go into battle and resorted to sabotage.
• 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 the Russian Aerospace Forces‘ strike on a temporary deployment point of units of the 72nd Mechanized Brigade of AFU at an agricultural enterprise in Artemovsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, up to 130 servicemen and 8 units of vehicles and armoured vehicles have been destroyed.
High-precision airborne missiles have struck a temporary deployment point of howitzer battery of the 95th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade of the AFU in Dzerzhinsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, and destroyed up to 70 servicemen, 3 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mounts and 4 pieces of automotive equipment.
Russian Aerospace Forces strikes on a temporary deployment point of the 3rd Brigade of the National Guard have eliminated over 100 nationalists on the territory of TPP-3 and Karpovskyi Garden in Kharkov city.
Due to high losses, Zelensky’s regime is taking measures to make up for incomplete personnel of Ukrainian formations in the area of combat operations in Donbass.
For example, a decision has been taken to send the mobilised citizens who started their training at the training centre of the 72nd Mechanised Brigade in Belaya Tserkov, Kiev Region, to the front line ahead of schedule. The wounded are also sent along with them, without waiting for them to complete their full rehabilitation course after their wounds.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
3 command posts have b hit, including of the 66th Mechanized Brigade’s Battalion near Ochertino, and of the 109th Territorial Defence Brigade’s Battalion near Berestka in Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 173 areas AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
1 Buk-M1 missile launcher near Chasov Yar, Donetsk People’s Republic, and 5 ammunition depots, including 1 ammunition depot equipped in one of the workshops of the Svyato-Il’inskyi Machine-Building Plant near Dachnoye, Donetsk People’s Republic, have been destroyed.
1 arsenal, where 45,000 tonnes of ammunition recently supplied to AFU by NATO countries has been destroyed near Voznesensk, Nikolaev Region.
4 platoons of Grad MLRS, 2 platoons of Msta-B guns, and 1 platoon of Giatsint-B guns at firing positions have been suppressed as part of the counterbattery warfare near Dzerzhinsk, Sukhaya Balka, Lastochkino and Krasnogorovka in Donetsk People’s Republic .
Russian air defence means have shot down 8 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Krasnoye, Chervonyi Yar, Dibrovnoye, Petropavlovka in Kharkov Region, Staromikhailovka, Rovnoye, Malinovka in Donetsk People’s Republic and Donetsk city.
1 shell of multiple rocket launcher has also been intercepted near Kamenka, Kharkov Region.
A total of 263 aircraft, 145 helicopters, 1,701 unmanned aerial vehicles, 362 surface-to-air missiles, 4,262 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 789 multiple rocket launchers, 3,273 pieces of field artillery and mortars, and 4,756 special military vehicles have been destroyed since the start of the special military operation.
• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs (aktuell nur via Facebook verfügbar):
The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00, on August 7, 2022.
The one hundred sixty fifth (165) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The enemy is concentrating its efforts on establishing full control over the territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, maintaining the captured Kherson regions and parts of the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Mykolaiv oblasts, creating favorable conditions for resuming the offensive in certain directions, as well as blocking Ukraine’s maritime communications in the Black Sea.
The threat of the russian occupiers launching missile strikes on objects throughout the territory of Ukraine remains.
There are no major changes on the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions. The enemy carried out aerial reconnaissance and shelled the areas of the settlements of Hai and Hremyach in the Chernihiv region and Novi Vyrky and Mykolaivka in the Sumy oblast with barrel and jet artillery.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy, in addition to artillery fire along the line of contact, carried out airstrikes near Pryshyb, Verkhnyi Saltiv and Rtyshchivka. It also conducted reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles.
In the Slovyansk direction, shelling was recorded near Dovhenke, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Sulyhivka, Ridne, Bohorodychne, and Krasnopilla. The occupiers tried to conduct an assault near Virnopilla. Ukrainian soldiers suppressed this short-lived attempt and pushed the enemy back.
Near Bohorodychne and Dolyna, the enemy’s reconnaissance battle ended with losses and retreat for the occupiers.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy fired from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kramatorsk, Siversk, Verkhnyokamianske, Hryhorivka, Raihorodok, and Zvanivka. Made an airstrike near Spirny.
With offensive actions, the enemy tried to improve the tactical position near Verkhnokamyanske, but was unsuccessful and retreated.
In the Bakhmut direction, shelling of military and civilian infrastructure was recorded in the areas of Bakhmut, Soledar, Kostyantynivka, Yakovlivka, Pokrovske, Vershina, Kodema and Bakhmutske settlements. The enemy used aviation near Bakhmut, Soledar and Zaitsevo.
With the forces of the reconnaissance group, the enemy tried to determine the defense system of our troops near Bilohorivka. The group was discovered and neutralized.
The enemy carried out offensive and assault actions in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Zaytseve, Yakovlivka and Vershyna, without success, it retreated. Fighting continues near Kodema.
In the Avdiivka direction, the invaders fired artillery and tanks in the areas of Avdiivka, Pisky, Shevchenko, Netaylove, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka and New York. Airstrikes were recorded near Avdiivka, Maryinka, Kamianka and Volodymyrivka.
The russian occupiers tried to break through the defenses of our troops in the direction of the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Pisky and Maryinka. Fighting continues.
Shelling continues along the contact line in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Mykilske, Vesele, Novodanylivka, Mali Shcherbaky, Novosilka and Velyka Novosilka settlements.
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. Conducted shelling from barrel, rocket artillery and tanks along the entire line of contact. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of Andriivka, Biloghirka, Novomykolaivka, Oleksandrivka, Myrne, Velike Artakove and Tavriyske settlements. He led offensive battles near Blahodatny, had no success, withdrew.
• In seiner täglichen Videoansprache machte der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymir Selenskij erneut das Atomkraftwerk Saporischschja zu einem zentralen Thema:
I spoke today with President of the European Council Charles Michel. I informed him about the situation on the battlefield, about the threat that Russia created by striking at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. There is no such nation in the world that can feel safe when a terrorist state fires at a nuclear plant. God forbid, if something irreparable happens, no one will stop the wind that will spread the radioactive contamination. Therefore, a principled response of the international community to these Russian attacks on the Zaporizhzhia NPP – the largest in Europe – is needed right now.