Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 16. September 2022:
• Das US-Verteidigungsministerium hat in der Nacht zum (heutigen) Freitag weitere Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine bekanntgegeben:
Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $600 million to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s twenty-first drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.
Capabilities in this package include:
– Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
– 36,000 105mm artillery rounds;
– 1,000 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
– Four counter-artillery radars;
– Four trucks and eight trailers to transport heavy equipment;
– Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems;
– Mine clearing equipment;
– Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
– Demolition munitions and equipment;
– Small arms and ammunition;
– Night vision devices, cold weather gear, and other field equipment.
In total, the United States has committed approximately $15.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration. Since 2014, the United States has committed approximately $17.9 billion in security assistance to Ukraine and more than $15.1 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24.
Da sind keine grundsätzlich neuen Waffensysteme dabei – aber auffällig sind die 1.000 Schuss Präzisionsmunition für die Artillerie. Vermutlich handelt es sich dabei um Excalibur-Geschosse für die 155mm-Geschütze.
• Trotz der ukrainischen Erfolge an einigen Abschnitten der Front erwarten die USA nach wie vor einen länger andauernden Krieg, wie die Washington Post berichtet:
Despite Ukrainian forces’ startling gains in the war against Russia, the Biden administration anticipates months of intense fighting with wins and losses for each side, spurring U.S. plans for an open-ended campaign with no prospect for a negotiated end in sight.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Kremlin-linked Russian private military company Wagner Group has been conducting a campaign to recruit Russian convicts for service in Ukraine since at least July. Prisoners have been offered commutation of their sentences as well as cash incentives.
This has been reinvigorated, with recently posted video highly likely showing Wagner owner Yevgeny Prigozhin making a recruitment pitch to prisoners. In the video, Prigozhin emphasises that he is only seeking ‘fighters for assault units’.
Separately, Russian military academies are shortening training courses and bringing cadets graduation dates forwards. This is almost certainly socadets can be deployed to support the Ukraine operation. The impact of Russia’s manpower challenge has become increasingly severe
The acceleration of officer cadets’ training, and Wagner’s demand for assault troops suggests that two of the most critical shortages within the military manning crisis are probably combat infantry and junior commanders.
Operational update of General Staff of the UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on September 16, 2022
The two hundred-fifth (205) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to focus its efforts on disrupting the active actions of our troops in certain directions, maintaining the temporarily captured territories and attempts to completely occupy the Donetsk oblast.
The enemy is shelling our positions along the contact line, is trying to take measures to regroup troops in separate directions, conducts aerial reconnaissance. There remains the threat of air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine.
The enemy strikes residential areas and civilian infrastructure objects, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, laws and customs of war. Over the past day, the infrastructure of more than 30 settlements has been damaged by air and missile strikes and the use of anti-aircraft missiles by the enemy. In particular, Kostyantynivka, Druzhkivka, Kupyansk, Siversk, New York, Maryinka, Hulyaipole, Myrne and Velike Artakove.
The enemy launched 11 missile strikes, 15 air strikes and fired 96 MLRS strikes at objects on the territory of Ukraine.
The situation has not changed on the Volyn and Polissya directions.
In other directions, the enemy fired at the infrastructure from tanks and artillery of various types:
in the Siverskyi direction – in the area of the settlement of Luhivka, Sumy oblast;
in the Kharkiv direction, in particular from the territory of the russian federation – in the area of Hoptivka, Kozacha Lopan, Mala Vovcha, Zybyne and Strilecha;
in the Slovyansk direction – Dvorichna and Horokhovatka;
in the Kramatorsk direction – Pryshyb, Tetyanivka, Kryva Luka, Ozerne, Piskunivka, Raihorodok, Starodubivka, Bilohorivka, Siversk, Rozdolivka and Spirne;
in the Bakhmut direction – New York, Lyman, Mykolayivka Druha, Zaitseve, Odradivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Yakovlivka and Vesele;
In the Avdiyivka direction – Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Pervomaiske, Avdiyivka and Vodyane.
The enemy did not conduct active operations in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions. Fired along the entire contact line.
In the South Buh direction, the impact of enemy artillery fire was recorded along the entire line of contact. In addition, the occupiers carried out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs and carried out 34 flies of operational-tactical aircraft to launch strikes on the territory of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhya oblasts.
The enemy is trying to hide massive losses after the fire damage inflicted by the Defense Forces on the places of concentration of russian troops. As a result of effective high-precision strikes in the areas of Kherson, Vasylivka, Perevalsk and other settlements, the corpses of russian soldiers were taken away in overcrowded trucks.
Defense forces of Ukraine successfully repelled attacks in the areas of Odradivka, Zaitseve, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Avdiivka and Novomykhailivka.
During the past 24 hours, in order to support the actions of the land groupings, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 18 strikes on the places of concentration of the enemy’s manpower and equipment. It was confirmed that 13 strongholds, areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, and 5 positions of air defense complexes were hit. Enemy losses are being clarified.
Air defense units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed two UAVs of the occupiers in different directions.
Units of the Missile Troops and Artillery inflicted fire on 3 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and combat equipment. Enemy logistics hubs and pontoon crossings fell into the affected area.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (September 16, 2022)
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.
High-precision attacks of Russian Aerospace Forces have neutralised the bases of 28th Mechanised Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Nikolayev.
Headquarters and training base of South Special Operations Centre of the AFU have been destroyed near Ochakov (Nikolayev region).
Provisional bases of 66th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Dvurechnaya and Kupyansk, as well as of Kraken nationalist group in Kharkov have been neutralised in Kharkov region.
The positions of 80th Airborne Assault Brigade of the AFU near Seversk (Donetsk People’s Republic) have been neutralised by a high-precision attack.
The attacks have resulted in causing casualties of over 400 Ukrainian servicemen, more than 20 units of armoured and motor vehicles. Over 3,000 munitions for rocket-propelled and gun artillery of various calibres have also been destroyed.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised 9 AFU command posts near Seversk, Verkhnekamenskoye, Zvanovka and Pavlovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Gulyuaypole and Poltavka (Zaporozhye region), Murakhovka, Olenovka and Ukrainka (Nikolayev region), as well as 65 artillery units, 234 AFU manpower and military equipment concentration areas.
8 missile, artillery armament and munitions depots have been destroyed near Nikolayev, Petrovskoye, Pervomayskoye and Kurakhovo (Donetsk People’s Republic), Omelnik and Veselyanka (Zaporozhye region).
1 Osa-AKM air defence missile system has been destroyed near Soledar.
Air defence facilities have shot down 5 unmanned aerial vehicles near Avdeyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Tomarino and Stepovoye (Kherson region).
53 projectiles launched by HIMARS and Olkha MRLS have been destroyed near Avdotyino (Donetsk People’s Republic), Golaya Pristan, Novaya Kakhovka, Antonovka, Vesyoloye (Kherson region) and Mirnoye (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 293 airplanes and 155 helicopters, 1,965 unmanned aerial vehicles, 375 air defence missile systems, 4,940 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 837 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,392 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 5,616 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on September 16, 2022
The two hundred-fifth (205) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to focus its efforts on attempts to fully occupy the Donetsk oblast, organize defence and hold the captured territories, as well as disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain directions. It fires at our positions along the contact line, conducts measures to regroup troops in separate directions, introduces reserves, conducts aerial reconnaissance.
There remains the threat of air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine.
The enemy continues to terrorize the civilian population, strikes residential areas and civilian infrastructure objects, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war.
During the current day, the enemy carried out 4 missile strikes, 5 air strikes and carried out 12 attacks from rocket artillery systems on objects on the territory of Ukraine.
The infrastructure of more than 18 settlements was damaged by air strikes, missile strikes, and MLRS shelling. In particular, these are Kharkiv, Zolochiv, Druzhkivka, Siversk, Zakitne, New York, Maryinka, Poltavka, Mali Shcherbaky, Myrne, Velyke Artakove, Kryvyi Rih, Nikopol, Olhivske, Zaporizhzhya, Orihiv and Myrolyubivka.
The situation has not changed significantly in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions.
In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars and artillery, namely:
in the Kharkiv direction, in particular from the territory of the russian federation, in the areas of the settlements of Hoptivka, Kozacha Lopan, Mala Vovcha, Neskuchne, Zybyne, Vovchansk, Strilecha, Dvorichna, Kupyansk and Prystina;
in the Slovyansk direction – in the area of the village of Horokhovatka;
in the Kramatorsk direction – Pryshyb, Tetyanivka, Kryva Luka, Ozerne, Piskunivka, Raihorodok, Starodubivka, Bilohorivka, Siversk, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Yarova, Svyatohirsk, Donetske and Bilohorivka;
in the Bakhmut direction – New York, Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Mykolaivka Druha, Zaitseve, Odradivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Yakovlivka, Vesela Dolyna, Vesele and Mayorsk;
in the Avdiyivka direction – Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Pervomaiske, Novomykhayilivka, Avdiyivka and Vodyane.
The enemy did not conduct active operations in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions. Continued shelling along the entire contact line. More than 30 settlements, including the city of Zaporizhzhya, were affected by the artillery fire of the occupiers.
In the South Buh direction, the settlements of Pravdyne, Luch, Stepova Dolyna, Lyubomyrivka, Novohryhorivka, Myrne, Shyroke, Kiselivka, Pervomayiske, Bilohirka, Sukhy Stavok, Ivanivka, Bila Krynytsiya, Novopetrivka, Olhyne, Visokopillya, Novovoznysenske, and Osokorivka were under fire.
russian occupying forces continue to use educational institutions in the temporarily occupied territories to accommodate personnel and military equipment. Thus, according to available information, in the settlement of Khomivka, Luhansk region, on the territory of the local agrarian lyceum, military equipment is located, and enemy personnel are located in the corps. The situation is the same in other occupied settlements of the Kharkiv (Podoly), Zaporizhzhya (Chernihivka) and Kherson (Pidstepne) oblasts.
The enemy is introducing an enhanced security regime in the South Buh direction. Local residents of some settlements of the Kherson region are prohibited from approaching the crossings.
As a result of the successful actions of the units of the Defense Forces, the enemy daily suffers significant losses of personnel and military equipment, which significantly affects the psychological state of the occupiers. The servicemen of the units of the enemy’s tactical unit operating in the Kherson region understand the futility of the offensive, so they complain that there are only two ways for them to return home: either through injury or death.
Units of the Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers, causing them losses, in the areas of the settlements of Vesela Dolyna, Bakhmut, Zayitseve, Avdiivka and Novomykhailivka.
During the current day, the aviation of the Defence Forces struck 4 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the enemy and 1 stronghold. Enemy losses are being clarified.
In addition, our air defence units destroyed the Su-24 aircraft, two cruise missiles and one unmanned aerial vehicle of the occupiers in various directions.
Missile troops and artillery continue to destroy the enemy. As a result of fire damage to the unloading station, replenishment of the russian occupying troops with reserves was disrupted. In addition, 2 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the russian occupiers fell into the affected area. Enemy losses are being clarified.