Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine ein (aus technischen Gründen vorerst knapper) Sammler am 18. September 2022:
• Das britische Intel Update:
Russia has launched several thousand long-range missiles against Ukraine since 24 February 2022. However, in the last seven days, Russia has increased its targeting of civilian infrastructure even where it probably perceives no immediate military effect.
This category of mission has included strikes against the electricity grid, and a dam on the Inhulets River at Kryvyi Rih.
As it faces setbacks on the front lines, Russia has likely extended the locations it is prepared to strike in an attempt to directly undermine the morale of the Ukrainian people and government.
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on September 18, 2022
The two hundred-seventh (207) 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 areas. It fires at the positions of our troops along the contact line, carries out measures to regroup its units in separate directions, launches reserves and does not stop conducting aerial reconnaissance.
The enemy continues to shell the houses of civilians and civilian infrastructure objects, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war.
Over the past 24 hours, russian occupiers have launched 6 missile and 28 air strikes, fired more than 90 rocket-propelled grenades at military and civilian targets on the territory of Ukraine.
The infrastructure of more than 30 settlements was damaged. These are, in particular, Kharkiv, Dvorichna, Kamyanka, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Neskuchne, Uspenivka, Myrolyubivka, Bilyayivka, Visokopillya and Mykolayiv. The enemy hit civilian objects on the outskirts of Zaporizhzhya, as well as the cities of Chuhuiv and Kramatorsk, where there are victims among the civilian population. There remains the threat of air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars and artillery of various types, namely:
in the Siverskyi direction – in the Huta-Studenetska district of the Chernihiv oblast;
in the Kharkiv direction, in particular from the territory of the russian federation, in the areas of the settlements of Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Strilecha, Visoka Yaruga, Vovchansk, Gatyshche, Budarky, Dvorichna, Kupyansk, Kamianka;
in the Kramatorsk direction – Raihorodok, Ozerne, Piskunivka, Kryva Luka, Siversk, Mykolaivka, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne and Vesele;
in the Bakhmut direction – Rozdolivka, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve, Odradivka, Mykolaivka Druha, Mayorsk and New York;
in the Avdiyivka direction – Kamianka, Avdiyivka, Vodyane, Opytne and Krasnohorivka;
in the Zaporizhzhya directions – Kamianske, Stepove, Orihiv, Hulyapilske, Biloghirya, Olhivske, Temyrivka Novosilka, Velyka Novosilka, Neskuchne, Prechystivka and Vuhledar.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy was shelling along the entire contact line. More than 20 settlements were affected by the fire, in particular, Trudolyubivka, Petrivka, Bila Krynytsia, Lozove, Blahodativka, Shyroke, Partyzanske, Ternovi Pody, Lymany, Myrne and Tavriyske.
In the temporarily captured territory of the Kherson oblast, the occupiers continue illegal actions against the civilian population. Thus, information is being received regarding the mass eviction of residents from their private homes in Pryozerne and Tryfonivka. In the area of the settlement of Chonhar, servicemen of the occupying forces, under threats of death, force the local population to participate in the fortification equipment of the positions.
According to detailed information, during the retreat of the occupiers from the Kharkiv region, units of the 11th Army Corps from the Baltic Fleet of the Armed Forces of the russian federation lost more than 50% of their personnel and more than 200 units of military equipment.
In addition, the 64th separate motorized rifle brigade of the Eastern Military District lost more than 90% of its personnel as dead, wounded, deserters, and those dismissed as a result of refusing to participate in hostilities. The equipment of the brigade is handed over to units of the border service of the FSB of the russian federation, and the military unit is being prepared for disbandment.
The occupiers suffered significant losses when they attempted to storm the Defence Forces in the Avdiyivka direction. According to the available information, more than 30 people from the 1st Army Corps of the russian troops are admitted to the medical facilities every day. The occupying power is trying in every way to restore the fighting capacity of units that have suffered losses.
Over the past day, the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Mykhailivka Druha, Vesela Dolyna, Odradivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, and Pravdyne settlements.
During the day, Ukrainian aviation struck 13 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and equipment and 3 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems. In addition, our air defence units shot down five UAVs and one Ka-52 enemy helicopter.
Rocket troops and artillery inflicted fire damage on more than two hundred enemy objects. Among them are 12 command and control points, warehouses of ammunition and fuel and oil, artillery positions and areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment. Enemy casualties are currently being verified.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (September 18, 2022) Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.
The enemy with the forces of 3 company tactical groups of the 60th Infantry and 57th Mechanised Infantry brigades supported by 6 tanks made unsuccessful offensive attempts near Mirolyubovka, Malaya Seydeminukha and Belogorki (Kherson region) on the Nikolaevk-Krivoy Rog direction. All the attacks were successfully repelled by units of the Russian Armed Forces.
Personnel and military equipment of the units of the 28th Mechanised and 79th Airborne Assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were hit by high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces near Nikolaev.
The losses of the Ukrainian troops were over 180 servicemen, 2 tanks, 7 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 guns and 10 motor vehicles.
Russian Aerospace Forces, missile troops and artillery have launched massive fire attacks at the units and reserve forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The units of the 65th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU were hit by concentrated fire near Kirovo (Zaporozhye region). The enemy losses were up to 100 Ukrainian servicemen, as well as more than 10 units of military equipment. The positions of the 54th and 93rd Mechanised brigades and the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade of the AFU near Verkhnekamenskoye, Spornoye, Berestovoe, Artyomovsk and Zaitsevo (Donetsk People’s Republic) have been eliminated, the enemy losses were over 110 servicemen and 20 units of military equipment.
The 14th Mechanised Brigade’s manpower and military equipment near Kochetok, Rogan, Doroshenkovo, Velikaya Babka and Chuguyev (Kharkov region) along with The 63rd Mechanised Brigade near Veremiyevka have been eliminated by high-precision strikes by the Russian Air Force, as well as the 3rd Independent Battalion of Territorial Defence near Mirolyubovka (Kherson region), more than 150 Ukrainian servicemen and 17 units of armoured and special military equipment were destroyed.
The 24th battalion of the Aydar national formation of the 53rd Mechanised Brigade lost more than half of its personnel during combat operations near Zaitsevo (Donetsk People’s Republic). The command of the AFU withdrew the remnants of the unit to Chasov Yar (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The command post of the Primorye group near Shurino (Nikolayev region), 3 command posts of the AFU near Chervoniy Oskol (Kharkov region), Pershotravnyevnoye (Zaporozhye region) and Sevyersk (Donetsk People’s Republic) have been eliminated by strikes of tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery. 47 artillery units, manpower and military equipment of the AFU in 127 areas were hit, including the points of basing of foreign mercenaries of the American private military campaign Academi and Kraken national formations near Kramatorsk and Nikolayevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Moreover, the munitions depot of the 14th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU, which had more than 7,500 shells for Western artillery systems, and the munitions depot of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade near Dolinka (Zaporozhye region) were also destroyed near Kharkov.
A 155-mm M777 howitzer manufactured by the United States and a S-300 surface-to-air missile radar near Dvurechye have been eliminated by high-precision strikes of the Russian Air Force near Kramatorsk, as well as an air defenсe radar near Vаsyukovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
During a 24-hour period 8 unmanned aerial vehicles near Maliyevka, Yagodnoye (Kharkov Region), Lebedyovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Tokmak, Chervonoarmeyskoye (Zaporozhye region), Vladimirovka and Antonovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) were shot down by Russian Air Defence Troops.
In addition, 8 shells of the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system were destroyed near Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region), and the city of Kherson.
In total, 293 airplanes and 155 helicopters, 1,981 unmanned aerial vehicles, 375 air defence missile systems, 5,022 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 837 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,397 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 5,680 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on September 18, 2022
The two hundred-seventh (207) 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 region, organize defense and hold the captured territories, as well as disrupt the active actions of the Defense Forces in certain areas. It fires at the positions of our troops along the contact line, carries out measures to regroup his units in separate directions, introduces reserves and does not stop conducting aerial reconnaissance.
The enemy does not stop striking the homes of civilians and civilian infrastructure objects, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war.
During the day, the russian occupiers launched 3 missile and 11 airstrikes, carried out more than 40 shellings with MLRS on objects on the territory of Ukraine.
The infrastructure of more than 20 settlements was affected, including Kramatorsk, Siversk, Serebryanka, Dvorichna, Kamyanka, Spirne, Verkhnyokamyanske, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Neskuchne, Poltavka, Uspenivka, Myrolyubivka, Bilyaivka, and Visokopilya.
There remains the threat of air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissay directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars and artillery, namely:
in the Siversky direction – in the areas of the settlements of Huta-Studenetska of the Chernihiv oblast and Rozhkovichi, Sosnivka and Katerynivka of the Sumy oblast;
in the Slobozhanskyi direction – in the areas of the settlements of Hoptivka, Strelecha, Kozacha Lopan, Kudiivka, Vysoka Yaruha, Vovchansk, Hatyshche, Budarky, Kup’yansk and Mykolaivka;
in the Kramatorsk direction – Kryva Luka, Piskunivka, Raihorodok, Bilohorivka, Ozerne, Hryhorivka;
in the Bakhmut direction – Mykolayivka, Siversk, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, New York, Yakovlivka, Zaitseve and Mayorsk;
in the Avdiyivka region – Kostyantynivka, Avdiyivka, Kamianka, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Karlivka and Vodyane;
in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions, about 25 settlements were shelled. In particular, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Velyka Novosilka, Mykilske, Kamyanske, Zaliznychne and Novopavlivka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy inflicted fire damage along the entire line of contact. More than 30 settlements were shelled. Among them are Ukrainka, Myrne, Kvitneve, Novorosiysk, Kobzartsi and Olhyne.
In connection with the lack of human resources to send to the war in Ukraine, measures of so-called „internal self-mobilization“ are being carried out on the territory of the russian federation. In the Kursk region, under the guise of recruiting candidates for logistics units, and in the Nizhny Novgorod region, in particular, employees of the „Atomohorona“ organization – allegedly for the units of protection of important facilities. Candidates who have signed the contract undergo a one-week rifle training course and are immediately sent to the combat zone for replenishment.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, in particular in the Bilovodsk district, a new recruitment to the so-called „units of the ministry of internal affairs“ has been announced. After significant losses in the battles, most of the full-time employees fled or deserted to the territory of the russian federation.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine have repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Kupyansk, Hoptivka, Mykolayivka Druha, Vesela Dolyna, Odradivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka and Pravdyne settlements.
During the current day, the aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 20 strikes – it was confirmed that 15 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and strongholds and 4 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems were hit.
In addition, our air defense units destroyed one UAV of the occupiers.
Missile forces and artillery fired at more than 20 enemy targets. In particular, at 7 command and control points and 9 support points and areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment. Air defense facilities and pontoon crossings of the russian occupiers fell into the affected area.
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