Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg scheint es derzeit an drei Fronten – im Donbass im Osten, bei Kherson im Süden und bei Kharkiv im Norden – die heftigsten Kämpfe zu geben. Direkt von diesen Fronten können Journalisten derzeit praktisch nicht berichten; die Washington Post hat mit Verwundeten der Gegenoffensive bei Kherson gesprochen. Der Sammler am 7. September 2022:
• Von der laufenden ukrainischen Gegenoffensive im Süden des Landes gibt es kaum Informationen. Dass diese Angriffe auf ukrainischer Seite hohe Verluste fordern, lässt sich nach diesem Bericht der Washington Post ahnen:
In dimly lit hospital rooms in southern Ukraine, soldiers with severed limbs, shrapnel wounds, mangled hands and shattered joints recounted the lopsided disadvantages their units faced in the early days of a new offensive to expel Russian forces from the strategic city of Kherson.
The soldiers said they lacked the artillery needed to dislodge Russia’s entrenched forces and described a yawning technology gap with their better-equipped adversaries. The interviews provided some of the first direct accounts of a push to retake captured territory that is so sensitive, Ukrainian military commanders have barred reporters from visiting the front lines.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Over the last 24 hours, heavy fighting has taken place on three fronts: in the north, near Kharkiv; in the east in the Donbas; and in the south in Kherson Oblast.
Russia’s planned main effort is probably an advance on Bakhmut in the Donbas, but commanders face a dilemma of whether to deploy operational reserves to support this offensive, or to defend against continued Ukrainian advances in the south.
Multiple concurrent threats spread across 500km will test Russia’s ability to coordinate operational design and reallocate resources across multiple groupings of forces.
Earlier in the war, Russia’s failure to do this was one of the underlying reasons for the military’s poor performance.
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on September 7, 2022
The one hundred ninety-sixth (196) 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, Zaporizhzhya oblast, and Mykolaiv oblast.
It conducts UAVs aerial reconnaissance with high intensity. The enemy continues to take measures to improve the logistical support of its troops. A further threat of air and missile strikes remains on the entire territory of Ukraine.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has launched more than 7 missile and 25 air strikes on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine. To do this, it made up to 20 flights. In particular, infrastructure was affected in the areas of Kharkiv, Velyki Prohody, Bilohirka, Kostromka, Sukhy Stavok and Bezimenne settlements.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya 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 Siverskyi direction, mortar fire was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Hai in the Chernihiv oblast and Volfyne, Zapsillia, Manukhivka and Stukalivka in the Sumy oblast;
in the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Prudyanka, Chornohlazivka, Myronivka, Velyki Prohody, Ruska and Cherkaska Lozova, Ruski and Cherkaski Tyshky settlements;
in the Slovyansk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Slovyansk, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dolyna, Krasnopillya, Dmytrivka and Dovhenke were shelled by the occupiers;
in the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Tetyanivka, Kryva Luka, Spirne, Vesele, and Hryhorivka;
in the Bakhmut direction, fired mortars, tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmutske, Soledar, Bakhmut, New York, Zaitseve, Vesela Dolyna, Mayorsk and Yakovlivka;
in the Avdiyivka direction – Avdiivka, Opytne, Vodyane, Tonenke, and Pervomaiske were fired upon;
the enemy did not conduct active offensive actions in the Novopavlivskyi direction, but the districts of Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Solodke, Shevchenko, Zolota Nyva, Pavlivka and Vremivka were affected by fire;
in the Zaporizhzhya direction, the occupiers used mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaki, Mala Tokmachka, Shcherbaki, Bilohirya, Novopil, Vilne Pole and Shevchenko settlements;
in the South Buh direction, the enemy fired from barrel and rocket artillery along the entire line of contact. In addition, the enemy carried out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs – they made 34 flies.
Private military companies operating in the temporarily occupied territories, in particular, in the settlement of Oleksandrivka, Kharkiv oblast, are experiencing significant losses. Individual units count more than 40 percent seriously wounded and killed. The bodies of many of the dead have not been identified and are counted as missing.
Units of the Defense Forces hold their positions and prevent the enemy from advancing deep into the territory of Ukraine. Our soldiers managed to successfully repulse enemy attacks in the areas of Hryhorivka, Zaitseve, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna and Opytne settlements.
During the day, in order to support the actions of the land grouping, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 27 strikes and destroyed ammunition depots, inflicted damage on almost 40 strongholds and places of accumulation of manpower and equipment.
In general, the air defense units of our troops destroyed: a Su-25 aircraft, a Ka-52 helicopter, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and five X-101 cruise missiles.
Missile troops and artillery of land groupings continue to carry out the tasks of fire damage to manpower and combat equipment, counter-battery combat, disruption of the enemy’s control system and logistical support. In general, as a result of the fire impact, damage was caused to 7 command points and 13 objects of concentration of enemy manpower. Radar stations and communication stations, bridge and pontoon crossings, 3 warehouses of ammunition and fuel and oil of different levels fell into the affected area – thereby significantly reducing the combat and logistical capabilities of the occupiers.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (September 7, 2022)
Successful offensive of Russian Armed Forces in the Donetsk People’s Republic has resulted in total liberation of Kodema from nationalists.
Over the past 24 hours, due to high losses in manpower and equipment, Ukrainian forces have carried out no offensive operations at Nikolayev-Krivoy Rog direction.
Russian Aerospace Forces, missile troops and artillery continued high-precision attacks at AFU units and reserve forces at this direction.
High-precision attacks have resulted in the neutralisation of 24th Mechanised Brigade’s command post near Olenovka (Nikolayev region), the manpower and military equipment of 46 Airmobile Brigade near Belogorka, Sukhoy Stavok and Andreyevka (Kherson region), as well as of 61st Infantry Brigade near Visunsk and Yavkino (Nikolayev region).
Attack launched by Russian Aerospace Forces has resulted in the elimination of a munition depot of 406th Artillery Brigade of the AFU near Peremoga (Nikolayev region).
Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces and air defence means have destroyed 1 MiG-29 near Tokarevo (Kherson region) and 1 Su-25 near Komsomolskoye (Nikolayev region).
Due to high losses, the personnel of 57th Mechanised Infantry Brigade near Belaya Krinitsa (Kherson region) and Velikoye Artakovo (Nikolayev region) refused to fulfil combat tasks and abandoned its positions.
The enemy has lost a total of 4 tanks, 6 infantry combat vehicles and 5 other armoured vehicles, 2 pickups with large-calibre machine guns and over 150 servicemen at Nikolayev-Krivoy Rog direction over the past 24 hours.
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.
High-precision air-based armament has destroyed a depot with over 5,500 tonnes of fuel intended for AFU military equipment near Krivoy Rog (Dnepropetrovsk region).
High-precision ground-based armament has neutralised a provisional base of a unit from Kraken nationalist group near Kharkov. Up to 30 nationalists and 10 motor vehicles have been destroyed.
Concentrated fire attacks launched at the combat positions of 113th Territorial Defence Brigade near Prishib, Yavorskoye and Andreyevka (Kharkov region) have resulted in the elimination of up to 40 and wounding over 80 AFU servicemen.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery continue launching attacks at the military facilities in Ukraine.
6 AFU command posts near Chuguyev, Dergachi, Prishib (Kharkov region), Artyomovsk, Soledar, Kurakhovo (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as 47 artillery units, 143 AFU manpower and military equipment concentration areas have been neutralised.
Workshops for manufacturing rockets for Ukrainian Olkha MRLS have been destroyed near Konstantinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
3 missile, artillery armament and munitions depots have been destroyed near Liman (Kharkov region), Ocheretino (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Gulyay Pole (Zaporozhye region), as well as 1 U.S.-manufactured counter-battery radar have been destroyed near Zelenodolsk (Dnepropetrovsk region).
Air defence means have shot down 8 Ukrainian UAVs near Kamenka, Kapitolovka, Izyum, Pimonovka, Bolshiye Prokhody (Kharkov region), Kirillovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Lyubimovka (Zaporozhye region) and Golaya Pristan (Kherson region).
20 projectiles of HIMARS and Olkha MRLS have been intercepted near Kakhovka hydroelectric plant, Korsunka, Novaya Kakhovka, Golaya Pristan (Kherson region), as well as 1 Tochka-U ballistic missile near Valuyki (Lugansk People’s Republic).
In total, 292 airplanes and 152 helicopters, 1,897 unmanned aerial vehicles, 373 air defence missile systems, 4,855 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 825 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,369 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 5,360 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation. Despite the presence of IAEA representatives, Kiev regime continues its provocations at Zaporozhye power plant aimed at creating a possible technological disaster.
3 artillery attacks launched at Energodar have been recorder over the past 24 hours. A total of 16 projectiles have been launched from Ilyinka and Marganets located at the opposite shore of Kakhovka reservoir.
An impact to a transformer substation has resulted in leaving the city without electricity.
Enemy firepower has been neutralised by Russian artillery’s counter-attack.
The radiation environment at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant remains normal.
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18.00, on September 7, 2022
The one hundred ninety-sixth (196) 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.
The UAVs constantly conducts aerial reconnaissance, continues to take measures to improve the logistical support of its troops.
During the current day, the enemy launched more than 8 missile and 10 air strikes on objects on the territory of Ukraine. In particular, infrastructure was affected in the areas of Kharkiv, Tsyrkuny, Velyki Prohody, Slovyansk, Siversk, Kramatorsk, Bohoyavlenka, Kostyantynivka, Dorozhyanka, Olhivske, Bilohirka, Kostromka, Sukhy Stavok, Bezimenne, Andriivka and Bila Krynytsia.
The situation has not changed on the Volyn and Polissya directions. Certain units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue to perform tasks in the border areas with Ukraine.
There is still a threat of missile and air strikes on the territory of Ukraine from the airspace and the territory of the republic of belarus.
In other directions, the enemy continued to attack military and civilian objects by fire, namely:
on the Siverskyi direction from mortars and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Bleshnya, Hai, Senkivka of the Chernihiv oblast and Manukhivka, Yuryeve, Mykolaivka, Khodyne, Porohon, Vovkivka, Zapsillia, Stukalivka and Novovasylivka of the Sumy oblast;
in the Kharkiv direction from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Duvanka, Sosnivka, Chornohlazivka, Myronivka, Kostiantynivka, Udy, Ruska Lozova, Pytomnyk, Cherkaska Lozova, Cherkasky Tyshky, Rusky Tyshky, Bazaliivka, Stary Saltiv, Kostyantynivka, and Peremoha;
in the Slovyansk direction from barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Slovyansk, Dolyna, Krasnopillya, Mazanivka, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dmytrivka, Brazhkivka, Sulihivka and Virnopillya;
in the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Tetyanivka, Kryvya Luka, Ozerne, Zvanivka, Spirne, Ivano-Daryivka, Verkhnyokamyanske, Vesele, and Hryhorivka;
in the Bakhmut direction from mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of New York, Toretsk, Yuryivka, Oleksandropil, Zaitseve, Vesela Dolyna, Opytne, Mykolaivka Druha, Mayorsk, Odradivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Yakovlivka, Bilohorivka, Vyimka and Rozdolivka;
in the Avdiivka direction near Avdiivka, Opytne, Orlivka, Vodiane, Tonenke and Pervomaiske;
in the Novopavlivskyi direction from artillery of various types in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Paraskoviyivka, Heorgiyivka, Mykilske, Vuhledar, Volodymyrivka, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Yehorivka, Petrivka, Solodke, Shevchenko, Velyka Novosilka, Novomayorske, Pavlivka, Vremivka ;
in the Zaporizhzhya direction from artillery in the areas of Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaky, Mala Tokmachka, Shcherbaky, Nesteryanka, Novodanylivka, Zaliznychne, Dorozhnyanka, Chervone, Poltavka, Malynivka, Olhivske, Bilohirya, Novopil, Vremivka, Vilne Pole and Shevchenko.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy fired from barrel and jet artillery along the contact line. In addition, the settlements of Vesely Kut, Tavriyske, Lyubomirivka, Oleksandrivka, Stepova Dolyna, Blahodatne, Luch, Dniprovske, Luparevo, Shevchenkove, Myrne, Novohryhorivka, Kiselivka, Velyke Artakove, Bila Krynytsia, Ternivka, Sukhy Stavok, Olhyne, were also shelled by enemy artillery. Myrolyubivka, Lyubymivka, Petrivka, Velyka Kostromka and Ivanivka.
Russian occupation forces continue to violate all norms of international humanitarian law. For example, in Kupyansk, Kharkiv oblast, the invaders are illegally detaining about 40 local citizens in the local police station. Local residents are forcibly evicted from the private sector of Kozatske settlement of Kherson oblast. Cases of placing weapons and military equipment in the courtyards of educational institutions are being recorded again.
Enemy troops continue to suffer losses. In the Kherson region, near Hola Prystan, just last day, as a result of fire damage, the enemy lost about 70 people, more than half of them were killed. Near the settlement of Tavriysk, two self-propelled artillery systems „Akatsiya“ were destroyed, two more were damaged, the loss of manpower is being clarified. It also became known that one of the enemy’s artillery divisions operating in the Kherson direction has lost up to 60 percent of its personnel and equipment and is considered incapacitated. Due to logistics complications, the enemy units lack fuel and ammunition.
Units of the Defense Forces continue to hold their positions and prevent the enemy from advancing on the territory of Ukraine. It was possible to successfully repulse the attacks of the russian occupiers in the areas of Pytomnyk, Ruski Tyshky, Hryhorivka, Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Mykolaivka Druha, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Dolyna and Opytne settlements.
During the day, in order to support the actions of the land grouping, the aviation of the Defense Forces carried out more than 14 strikes on strongholds and places of concentration of the enemy’s manpower and equipment. Air defense units of our troops destroyed two Su-25 aircraft, one Ka-52 helicopter and two UAVs in different directions.
Missile troops and artillery of our land grouping continue to perform tasks of counter-battery combat, disruption of the command system and logistical support, fire damage to the enemy’s manpower and combat equipment.