Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 9. August 2022

Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine versuchen die russischen Streitkräfte nach britischen Angaben trotz einer Verlagerung von Kämpfen in den Süden weiterhin Vorstöße im Osten der Landes.  Der Sammler am 9. August 2022:

• Das britische Intel Update:

Over the weekend, Russia has continued to focus efforts on reinforcing defences in southern Ukraine. Despite the shift in effort, Russia has maintained attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donetsk oblast.
Over the last 30 days, Russia’s assault towards the town of Bakhmut has been its most successful axis in the Donbas; however, Russia has only managed to advance about 10km during this time.
In other Donbas sectors where Russia was attempting to break through, its forces have not gained more than 3km during this 30 day period; almost certainly significantly less than planned.
Despite its continued heavy use of artillery in these areas, Russia has not been able to generate capable combat infantry in sufficient numbers to secure more substantial advances.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on August 9, 2022
The one hundred sixty-seventh (167) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation did not undergo significant changes. The units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to fulfill the tasks of strengthening the protection of the site of the belarus-Ukrainian border in Brest and Gomel regions.
The threat of the task with the enemy of missile and aviation strikes from the territory and airspace of the republic of relarus is kept.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to keep separate units of the Western Military District troops in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. They carry out demonstration actions to shake the maneuver of the units of our troops and prevent their transfer to other areas.
The enemy fired at our positions from the barrel and reactive artillery in the villages of Katerynivka villages, Seredyna-Buda and Mezenivka of Sumy oblast. It led air intelligence near Hay and Schalyhin.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is fighting for the purpose of keeping previously occupied borders and preventing the offensive of Ukrainian soldiers, the enemy tries to reveal the construction of the system of defense of our troops.
In the Kharkiv direction, the occupiers made fire from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in areas of settlements Sosnivka, Duvanka, Prudanka, Dementiivka, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Cherkaski Tyshky, Petrivka, Bayrak, Stary Saltiv, Bazaliivka, Korobochkyne, Andriivka, Milove, Chuhuyiv, and Chepil. Led air intelligence.
It struck an aviation strike near Verhniy Saltiv.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy fired from the artillery districts of Brazhkivka, Karnukhivka, Sulyhivka, Nova Dmytrivka, Protopopivka, Adamivka, ZZalymana, Mazanivka and Dolyna.
In the Donetsk direction, with the support of operational-tactical and army aviation, the enemy conducts offensive battles in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, tries to displace our units from employed borders by artillery fire.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy fired at Hryhorivka, Siversk, Verkhnokamyanske, Zakitne and Ivano-Dariivka.
On the Bakhmut direction there were recorded an enemy artillery fire towards Soledar, Kodema, Bilohorivka, Bakhmutske, Vyjimka, Vershyna. Near Vershyna, as well as Zaitseve, Dacha, Bakhmut, Yakovlivka and Spirne enemy used aviation.
The invaders tried to reconnaiss the battle in the areas of the settlements of Ivano-Dariivka, Vesele, Yakovlivka and Bakhmut. Ukrainian soldiers caused fire and forced the invaders to flee. With the same result, the enemy was offensive near Zaitseve.
In the Avdiivka direction, shelling near Vodyane, Pislky, Nevelske, Novoselivka, Krasnohorivka and Sukha Balka beam was recorded. The enemy struck in areas of settlements Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Novoselivka, Avdiivka.
The enemy fought the offensive battles near Krasnohorivka and Avdiivka, had no success, he departed.
In the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, districts of settlements of Volodymyrivka, Pavlivka, Orikhiv, Shevchenko, Hulaypilske, Novodanylivka, Stepnohirsk, Olhiv, Kamianske and Novosilka were fired. Air strikes were recorded near Velyka Novosilka, Shcherbaky and Novosilka.
Our defenders neutralized intelligence groups in the areas of the Velyka Novosilka and Vremivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy has a defensive operation. Actively uses army aviation. In order to shake our troops, it carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Prybuzke, Posad-Poskrovske, Lupareve, Ukraiinka, Luch, Myrne, Blahodatne, Novorosiyske, Shyroke, Partyzanske, Plotnytske, Bilohirka, Osokorivka and Knyazivka.
It struck air strikes near the Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka, Osokorivka and Olhyne.
It led air intelligence of UAVs in the areas of Bilohirka, Murkhivka, Novooleksandrivka, Shevchenkove, and Mykolaivka.
Two carriers of sea-based cruise missiles of the „Kalibr“ type are in the waters of the Black Sea in readiness for the use of high-precision weapons.
The enemy’s aviation group conducts systematic fighting to maintain land groups. Effort focuses on the damage to military sites in the Donetsk direction.
Ukrainian aviation and rocket-artillery units continue the successful fire damage to the clusters of living power, military equipment of russian invaders and ammunition depots. As a result of losses, the enemy’s personnel in many directions refuses to fight and resorts to sabotage.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums – erstmals wieder mit Angaben zu ausländischen Kämpfern, nach russischer Darstellung Söldner:

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 long-range air-based missiles have destroyed an active buried command post of Ukrainian Air Force near Voronivtsa, Vinnitsy Region.
High-precision, long-range sea-based weapons have hit 1 large ammunition depot near Uman, Cherkasskaya Region. More than 300 rockets for HIMARS MLRS have been destroyed, as well as large amount of ammunition for US M777 howitzer.
As a result of active offensive actions by Russian troops, the 2nd Mechanised Battalion of the 14th Mechanised Brigade lost its combat effectiveness. Having lost more than 340 men killed and wounded, the remaining personnel abandoned their positions.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
2 command posts near Seversk and Ochertino, Donetsk People’s Republic, 3 ammunition depots near Krasnogorovka, Donetsk People’s Republic, Zhovtnevoye, Nikolayev Region and Osokorovka, Kherson Region, as well as 123 areas of AFU personnel and military equipment concentration have been hit.
In the course of counter-battery warfare, 2 artillery batteries, including American M777A2 howitzers, have been hit near Veseloye, Donetsk People’s Republic.
In addition, 2 platoons of multiple-launch rocket systems near Lastochkino and 6 artillery platoons of self-propelled and towed howitzers near near Razdolovka, Orlovka and Georgiyevka in Donetsk People’s Republic have been suppressed.
Russian air defence means have shot down 1 MiG-29 aircraft of Ukrainian Air Force near Toretskoye in Donetsk People’s Republic.
17 rockets from HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system have been intercepted near Kherson city and Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson Region, and Melitopol, Zaporozhye Region.
3 Ukrainian drones have been shot down near Petrovskoye, the Rutchenkovo railway station in Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as Mospanovo in Kharkov Region.
In total, 264 Ukrainian airplanes and 145 helicopters, 1,711 unmanned aerial vehicles, 363 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,278 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 794 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,284 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,785 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
Russian Defence Ministry continues to monitor foreign mercenaries who have arrived in Ukraine to take part in combat operations.
Over almost four weeks (from July 8 to August 5) the number of mercenaries in Ukraine decreased from 2,741 to 2,192 as a result of the offensive actions of the Russian Armed Forces and the units of the people’s militias of Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics.
Meanwhile, 175 more „soldiers of fortune“ have arrived in Ukraine in recent weeks, including 81 fighters from Georgia.
At the same time, the number of mercenaries arriving in Ukraine does not outweigh the losses in their ranks. 335 foreign fighters have been reliably confirmed eliminated during this period. Another 389 fighters left Ukrainian territory on their own.
Poland still leads in the rate of reduction of mercenaries in Ukraine. 99 have been eliminated and 146 fighters have fled.
In addition, in the past four weeks, 36 mercenaries from Canada, 33 from Romania and 21 from the United States have been eliminated.
Updated data has now been published on the Russian Defence Ministry’s information resources.

• Auf einer russischen Luftwaffenbasis auf der annektierten Krim hat es, man muss das noch so vorsichtig formulieren, mehrere Explosionen gegeben. Das Flugfeld von Saki bei Nowofedoriwka liegt mehr als 100 Kilometer von ukrainisch kontrolliertem Territorium entfernt; damit stellt sich die Frage, was die Explosionen ausgelöst hat: Unvorsichtiger Umgang mit Munition, wie russische Angaben nahelegen – oder ein ukrainischer Angriff? Und womit haben die ukrainischen Streitkräfte angegriffen?

Aus der Übersicht der New York Times:

An explosion rocked a key Russian air base on the Kremlin-occupied Crimean Peninsula on Tuesday, sending up a huge plume of smoke, killing at least one person and sowing confusion over what exactly had happened.
A senior Ukrainian military official with knowledge of the situation said that Ukrainian forces were behind the attack. A spokesman for the Kremlin-installed leader of Crimea confirmed that there had been an explosion but asked residents to refrain from jumping to conclusions about its cause.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement only that the explosion was caused by the detonation of aviation ordinance at the Saki air base. Local officials later said at least one person was killed and five were wounded.
Russian and occupation authorities did not speculate publicly about the possibility of a Ukrainian attack. The senior Ukrainian official, however, took credit for it.
“This was an air base from which planes regularly took off for attacks against our forces in the southern theater,” the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive military matters. The official would not disclose the type of weapon used in the attack, saying only that “a device exclusively of Ukrainian manufacture was used.”

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs (wie zu erwarten war, ohne Erwähnung der Vorfälle auf der Krim):

Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on August 9, 2022
The one hundred sixty-seventh (167) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The situation has not changed significantly in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions.
On the Siversky direction, the enemy fired from barrel and rocket artillery near Mykolaivka in Chernihiv oblast and the settlements of Katerynivka, Seredyna-Buda and Mezenivka in Sumy oblast.
In order to clarify the position of the units of the Defense Forces, the enemy carried out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs in the area of the villages of Hai, in Chernihiv oblast and Shalyhine, Sumy Oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, the occupiers shelled the areas of the settlements of Ridne, Sosnivka, Prudyanka, Slatyne, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Petrivka, Chepil, Pechenihy, Slobozhanske with tanks, barrel and rocket artillery. An airstrike was carried out near Verkhniy Saltiv.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of aviation, is trying to conduct assault actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. In order to constrain the actions of our units and prevent regrouping, it continues systematic shelling of positions along the contact line. Leads the reorganization of units of the Eastern Military District operating in the specified direction.
In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Mayaki, Hryhorivka, Piskunivka, Verkhnokamyanske, Platonivka, and Serebryanka, as well as an airstrike near Hryhorivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers used artillery and tanks for fire damage in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Soledar, Zaytseve, Toretsk, Yakovlivka, Bilohorivka, Pokrovske, Kodema and Mayorsk. Airstrikes were carried out near Vershyna, Vesela Dolyna, Zaytseve, Dacha, Bakhmut, Yakovlivka, and Spirne.
The enemy went on an assault in the area of Spirne, came under dagger fire of our soldiers and retreated chaotically.
The occupiers also tried to involve intelligence groups in the Ivano-Daryivka, Vesely, Yakovlivka, and Soledar districts. After being hit by fire from our defenders, the invaders quickly changed their plans and turned on their heels. Enemy losses are being updated.
The enemy also tried to carry out combat reconnaissance in the areas of the settlements of Pidhorodne and Bakhmut, without success, he retreated.
In order to improve the tactical position, the enemy launched an offensive in the directions of Yakovlivka, Bakhmut and Zaitsevo, without success, and retreated with losses. The enemy has partial success in the direction of Vershyna village.
In the Avdiivka direction, the occupiers shelled the areas of Avdiivka, Pisky, Nevelske, Netaylove, Krasnohorivka and Novobakhmutivka settlements. Airstrikes were carried out near Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Novoselivka, and Avdiivka.
In order to improve the tactical position, the enemy conducted offensive battles near Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, and Piskivy. There was no success.
On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, shelling from tanks and artillery of various types was recorded in the areas of Vugledar, Pavlivka, Novomayorske, Velyka Novosilka, Stepnohirsk, Orihiv, Shcherbaky and Novosilka settlements.
The enemy used aviation near Velika Novosilka, Shcherbaky, Novosilka, Vuhledar and Pavlivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on maintaining occupied positions. The actions of enemy army aviation intensified.
The occupiers shelled the areas of the city of Mykolaiv, as well as the settlements of Stepova Dolyna, Lymany, Shevchenkove, Myrne, Kiselivka, Shyroke, Zeleny Hai, Bila Krynytsia, Nikopol, Knyazivka, and Dobryanka. The enemy launched airstrikes near Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka, Osokorivka, and Olhyno. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of UAVs in the vicinity of Bilohirka, Murakhivka, Novooleksandrivka, Shevchenkove, Mykolaivka and Kobzartsi.
In the waters of the Black Sea, two carriers of sea-based cruise missiles of the Kalibr type are in readiness for the use of high-precision weapons.
Ukrainian units are firmly holding the defense and continue to successfully carry out the specified fire missions.