Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 6. September 2022

Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine steht weiterhin der von Russland besetzte Atommeiler Saporischja im Mittelpunkt der internationalen Bemühungen. Bei Kherson setzen die ukrainischen Streitkräfte nach britischen Angaben ihre Vorstöße gegen die russischen Linien fort. Der Sammler am 6. September 2022:

• Die Internationale Atomenergieagentur IAEA hat, wie angekündigt, am (heutigen) Dienstag ihren Bericht zur Situation der Atomkraftwerke in der Ukraine vorgelegt. In dem 52-seitigen Report geht es zwar nicht nur um das Atomkraftwerk Saporischja, das unter russischer Besatzung steht – aber dieses Kraftwerk bietet der UN-Organisation offensichtlich den größten Anlass zur Besorgnis. Die IAEA fordert deshalb auch die sofortige Einrichtung einer – entmilitarisierten? – Sicherheitszone rund um Saporischja:

Pending the end of the conflict and re-establishment of stable conditions there is an urgent need for interim measures to prevent a nuclear accident arising from physical damage caused by military means. This can be achieved by the immediate establishment of a nuclear safety and security protection zone. The IAEA is ready to start immediately the
consultations leading to the urgent establishment of such a nuclear safety and security protection zone at the ZNPP.

• In verschiedenen – unbestätigten – Meldungen ist davon die Rede, dass die Ukraine im Raum Kharkiv eine Gegenoffensive begonnen habe. Eine Bestätigung dafür steht noch aus.

• Das britische Intel Update:

Ukraine’s offensive operations in the Kherson region continued over the weekend. On 05 September 2022, the Odesa Journal reported 27 sorties by Russian uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the west bank of the Dnipro, compared to an average of 50 a day throughout August.
On 21 August 2022, Ukrainian forces reported shooting down three Russian Orlan-10 tactical UAVs in a single day.
In recent years, Russian doctrine has given an increasingly prominent role for UAVs, particularly to spot targets for its artillery to strike. UAVs can be vulnerable to both kinetic effects – where they are directly shot down – and to electronic jamming.
In the face of combat losses, it is likely that Russia is struggling to maintain stocks of UAVs, exacerbated by component shortages resulting from international sanctions.
The limited availability of reconnaissance UAVs is likely degrading commanders’ tactical situational awareness and increasingly hampering Russian operations.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on September 6, 2022
The one hundred ninety-fifth (195) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to focus its efforts on establishing full control over the territory of the Donetsk oblast, maintaining the temporarily captured districts of the Kherson oblast, part of the Kharkiv oblast, Zaporozhye oblast, and Mykolaiv oblast.
There is still a threat of massive air and missile strikes on military and civilian infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine.
In the waters of the Black Sea, the carriers of the enemy’s Kalibr sea-based cruise missiles are still in readiness for use.
In total, over the past day, the enemy launched 3 missile and more than 35 air strikes, carried out about 50 attacks from MLRS. The russian occupiers began the night of September 5 to 6 with insidious rocket attacks on civilian objects in the cities of Bakhmut and Kostyantynivka.
The enemy carried out airstrikes on the areas of Bayrak and Asiivka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; Pryshyb, Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, Novomykhailivka, Novopil of Donetsk oblast, Poltavka and Olgivske of Zaporizhzhia oblast, Bila Krynytsia, Bilohirka and Kostromka of Kherson oblast and Velyka Artakove, Ternivka and Lyubomirivka of Mykolaiv oblast.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy, using available means of fire damage, continued shelling military and civilian infrastructure, namely:
in the Siversky direction, the areas of Hrinivka settlements of Chernihiv oblast and Nova Huta, Sopych and Myropillia of Sumy oblast were shelled.
in the Kharkiv direction – Udy, Sosnivka, Svitlychne, Zolochiv, Prudyanka, Velyki Prohody, Nove, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Ruski Tyshky, Petrivka, Kostyantynivka, Pryshyb, Husarivka and Chepil;
in the Slovyansk direction – Virnopillya, Brazhkivka, Ridne, Dolyna, Krasnopillya, Dmytrivka, Bohorodychne, Donetske and Sloviansk;
in the Kramatorsk direction – Kryva Luka, Siversk, Verkhnokamianske, Ivano-Daryivka and Spirne;
in the Bakhmut direction – Rozdolivka, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Hryhorivka, Vesela Dolyna, Odradivka, Zaitseve, New York, Yuryivka, Opytne, Vesele and Mayorsk;
in the Avdiivka direction – Avdiivka, Opytne, Pervomaiske and Maryinka;
in the Novopavlivskyi direction – Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, Neskuchne, Shakhtarske, Novomykhailivka, Zolota Nyva, Prechystivka, Vuhledar, Pavlivka, Kostyantynivka;
in the Zaporizhzhya direction – Zelene Pole, Vremivka, Olhivske, Poltavka, Zaliznychne, Chervone, Hulyaipilske, Dorozhnianka, Novodanilivka and Bilohirya.
In the South Buh direction – Mykolayiv, Novohryhorivka, Yakovlivka, Partyzanske, Kvitneve, Kiselivka, Shevchenko, Ternovi Pody, Pravdyne, Lyubomirivka, Stepova Dolyna, Tavriyske, Myrne, Stepove, Novooleksandrivka, Pervomaiske, Kobzartsi, Petrivka, Zarichne, Ivanivka, Tokareve, Olgyne and Shyroke.
The enemy continues to commit illegal actions and places personnel and military equipment in kindergartens (Verkhniy Rohachyk), temples of the moscow Patriarchate (Chervony Mayak) in the Kherson oblast, and also uses the Holy Trinity Church in Mala Komyshuvaha, Kharkiv oblast, as a field hospital.
The defense forces continue to conduct a defensive operation, maintain defined boundaries and prevent the enemy from advancing deep into the territory of Ukraine.
Our defenders successfully repelled enemy offensive attempts in the areas of Soledar, Zaitseve, Shakhta Butivka, and Spartak.
The Air Force Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues to repulse missile and air strikes of the enemy, and effectively covers critical objects on the territory of Ukraine. Air defense forces shot down a guided cruise missile over the Mykolaiv oblast.
During the past day, in order to support the actions of the land groups, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out more than 30 strikes aimed at destroying the manpower, combat and special equipment, as well as other military objects of the enemy.
Missile troops and artillery continue to carry out counter-battery tasks, disruption of the command system, logistical support, destruction of anti-aircraft defenses, firepower and enemy manpower.
As a result of the coordinated work of aviation and artillery, several platoon strongholds, about 5 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems and an enemy artillery battery were hit. The losses of the enemy are specified.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (September 6, 2022)
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) continued their attempts to attack several areas of Nikolayev-Krivoy Rog direction.
Russian Aerospace Forces, missile troops and artillery launch high-precision attacks at AFU units and reserve forces.
Manpower and military equipment at the provisional bases of 61st Infantry Brigade, 35th Marines Brigade and 17th Tank Brigade of the AFU have been neutralised near Visunsk, Yavkino, Bereznegovatoye and Chervonopolye.
3 depots of missiles, artillery armament and munitions have been destroyed near Velikoye Artakovo (Nikolayev region).
Launch of Kalibr high-precision long-range sea-based missiles has resulted in the elimination of a large fuel depot intended for Ukrainian troops at Nikolayevo-Krivoy Rog direction near Karpovka (Dnepropetrovsk region).
Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces and air defence means have shot down 3 Su-25 airplanes of Ukrainian Air Force. 1 Su-25 has been shot down near Snigiryovka and 2 Su-25 have been shot down near Mirnoye (Nikolayev region).
The enemy has lost a total of 12 tanks, 11 infantry combat vehicles and 8 other armoured vehicles, 6 pick-ups with large-calibre machine guns and over 210 servicemen at Nikolayev-Krivoy Rog direction.
High-precision air-based armament has neutralised the provisional bases of the units from 54th and 93rd mechanised brigades of the AFU near Artyomovsk (Donetsk People’s Republic). Up to 250 servicemen and over 10 motor and armoured vehicles have been eliminated.
High-precision attacks of Russian Aerospace Forces launched at the provisional bases of 1st Battalion from 65th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU have resulted in the elimination of up to 100 servicemen and 15 units of military equipment near Veselyanka (Zaporozhye region).
Due to high losses and discontinued rotation, the personnel of 53rd Mechanised Brigade of the AFU that operated near Zaytsevo (Donetsk People’s Republic) refuses to fulfil combat tasks and abandons its positions in groups.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery continue launching attacks at the military facilities in Ukraine.
3 AFU command posts, including one of 14th Mechanised Brigade near Kamennaya Yaruga (Kharkov region), a command and observation post of a battalion from 102nd Territorial Defence Brigade near Poltavka (Zaporozhye region), as well as 52 artillery units and 161 AFU manpower and military equipment concentration areas.
1 launching ramp of Buk-M1 Ukrainian air defence system has been destroyed near Grigorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Air defence means have shot down 12 unmanned aerial vehicles near Yakovenkovo, Kapitolovka, Liptsy (Kharkov region), Kirillovka, Sladkoye, Valeryanovka, Novoandreyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Skadovsk (Kherson region) and Kherson.
1 Tochka-U ballistic missile has been intercepted near Popasnaya (Lugansk People’s Republic) and 11 projectiles launched by U.S.-manufactured HIMARS multiple rocket-launching system have been intercepted near Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.
In total, 290 airplanes and 152 helicopters, 1,889 unmanned aerial vehicles, 373 air defence missile systems, 4,845 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 825 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,369 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 5,343 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Kiev regime continues its provocations at Zaporozhye power plant aimed at creating a possible technological disaster.
15 artillery attacks launched at the city of Energodar and Zaporozhye power plant by AFU have been recorded over the past 24 hours.
Ukrainian artillery has launched a total of 20 projectiles, including 3 of them at the nuclear power plant. One of the projectiles has impacted the roof of the special building №1, the second has impacted the area between the special building №1 and the second power generator, the third has exploded near the tankers designed for storaging distilled water near the power plant №2.
The fire was being conducted from Ukrainian positions deployed near Marganets (Dnepropetrovsk region). AFU units have been neutralised by a counter-attack launched by Russian artillery.
The radiation environment at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant remains normal.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00, on September 6, 2022
The one hundred ninety-fifth (195) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to focus its efforts on establishing full control over the territory of Donetsk oblast, maintaining the captured districts of Kherson, part of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya and Mykolaiv oblasts.
Enemy conducts UAVs aerial reconnaissance with high intensity. It is trying to improve the logistical support of its troops.
During the current day, the enemy launched more than six missile and more than ten air strikes on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine. To do this, enemy spent more than thirty flights. In particular, infrastructure was damaged in the areas of Bayrak, Asiyivka, Pryshyb, Tetyanivka, Vremivka, Novomykhailivka, Velyka Novosilka, Poltavka, Olhivske, Novopil, Velike Artakove, Bila Krynytsia, Ternivka, Bilohirka, Kostromka, Novohryhorivka, and Blahodativka.
A further threat of air and missile strikes remains on the entire territory of Ukraine.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissy directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy fired at military and civilian infrastructure from tanks, combat vehicles, barrel and jet artillery, namely:
in the Siversky direction, the enemy shelled the civilian and military infrastructure of the settlements of Khrinivka in Chernihiv oblast and Nova Huta, Sopych and Myropillia in Sumy oblast;
in the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired at objects in the areas of the settlements of Prudyanka, Slatyne, Ruska Lozova, Ruski Tyshky, Mospanove, Husarivka, and Zalyman;
the enemy did not conduct active offensive actions in the Slovyansk direction. Dolyna, Krasnopillya, Mazanivka, Dmytrivka, Brazhkivka and Dovhenke were shelled by the occupiers;
in the Kramatorsk direction, fire damage was recorded near Bogorodychne, Sydorove, Kryvya Luka, Zakitne, Platonivka, Siversk, Ivano-Daryivka, Verkhnyokamyanske and Hryhorivka;
in the Bakhmut direction, the areas of the settlements of New York, Yuryivka, Zaytseve, Vesela Dolyna, Mayorsk, Bakhmutske, Soledar, Bakhmut, Opytne and Rozdolivka were damaged by fire;
in the Avdiivka direction, the settlements of Avdiivka, Opytne and Pervomaiske were hit by mortars and barrel artillery;
in the Novopavlivskyi direction, the districts of Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Velika Novosilka, Paraskoviivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Neskuchne and Vremivka were shelled;
in the Zaporizhzhya direction, the enemy fired artillery of various types near Novodanylivka, Bilohirya, Hulyaipilske, Dorozhnyanka, Chervony, Poltavka, and Zaliznychny;
in the South Buh direction, the enemy fired along the contact line. In addition, the enemy continued to actively conduct aerial reconnaissance by UAVs, making more than fifty sorties.
At the same time, in connection with significant losses, the number of enemy units assigned to restore combat capability has increased. In addition, units of private military campaigns are forced to be replenished at the expense of prisoners in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. These persons are offered amnesty, citizenship of the russian federation and payments for their participation in the war against Ukraine.
Units of the Defense Forces hold their positions and prevent the enemy from advancing deep into the territory of Ukraine. Our military successfully repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Dolyna, Soledar, Novobakhmutivka, Kodema, Zaitseve, Avdiivka, Maryinka, and Lyubomirivka settlements.
During the day, to support the actions of the land groupings, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out more than eight strikes, during which combat equipment, anti-aircraft defense equipment and a significant number of personnel were destroyed in strongholds in the Donetsk and South Buh directions.
Air defense units in different directions destroyed one helicopter, an unmanned aerial vehicle and five cruise missiles.
Missile troops and artillery of land troops continue to carry out the tasks of fire damage to manpower and combat equipment, counter-battery combat, disruption of the enemy’s command system and logistical support. Six enemy command points, including the corps level, were damaged by fire. Three objects of concentration of manpower of the occupiers were destroyed. Nine anti-aircraft defenses fell into the affected area. The results are being verified. At the same time, electronic reconnaissance and combat equipment, communication stations, pontoon and ferry crossings, eight ammunition depots of various levels were destroyed, which significantly reduced the enemy’s ability to conduct offensive operations.