Zum russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine aus ganz praktischen Gründen ein knapper Sammler am 13. Oktober 2022:
• Das britische Intel Update:
After retreating around 20km in the north of the Kherson sector in early October, Russian forces are likely attempting to consolidate a new front line west from the village of Mylove.
Heavy fighting continues along this line, especially at the western end where Ukrainian advances mean Russia’s flank is no longer protected by the Inhulets River. Most of the Russia troops on this front line remain understrength VDV (airborne) units.
In recent days, the Russian occupation authorities have likely ordered preparation for the evacuation of some civilians from Kherson. It is likely that they anticipate combat extending to the city of Kherson itself.
Operational update of General Staff of the UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on October 13, 2022
The two hundred-thirty-second (231) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, is concentrating its efforts on trying to disrupt the counteroffensive actions of the Defence Forces in separate directions, and at the same time is trying to conduct offensive actions in the Bathmat and Avdiivka directions.
The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line, carrying out engineering equipment of positions and defence lines in separate directions and conducting aerial reconnaissance.
Violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war, it strikes critical infrastructure and the homes of the civilian population.
Over the past 24 hours, the occupiers have launched 3 rocket and 21 air strikes, launched 104 attacks from multiple rocket systems.
Objects and civilians in more than 40 settlements were hit by the enemy. The enemy struck, in particular, in the districts of Mykolaiv, Vinnytsia, Cherkas, Chernyakhiv, Bilohorivka, Spirne, Pavlivka, Myrne and Davydiv Brid.
For this, he used winged, aviation, anti-aircraft guided missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles of Iranian production.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
The enemy fired in other directions:
in the Siverskyi direction – from mortars and barrel artillery, in the areas of Myropillya, Seredyna-Buda, Stukalivka and Pavlivka settlements;
in the Slobozhansk direction – from artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Buhruvatka, Hryanikyvka, Dvorichna, Nova Vovcha, Strilecha, Udy, and Chervona Zorya;
in the Kramatorsk direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, along the entire line of contact. In particular, near Bilohorivka, Zarichne, Novoehorivka, Serebryanka, Spirne, Terny, Torske and Yampolivka;
in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks and artillery of various calibers, along the entire line of contact. In particular, in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Zelenopilya, Soledar, Mayorsk, New York and Yakovlivka;
in the Avdiivka direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Nevelske and Pervomaiske districts.
On the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy shelled more than 15 settlements. Among them are Bohoyavlenka, Vremivka, Zaliznychne, Mykilske, Novopil, Novosilka and Poltavka.
Areas of more than 20 settlements along the contact line were damaged by fire in the South Buh direction.
Over the past 24 hours, units of the Defence Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmutske, Ozaryanivka, Ivanhrad, Bakhmut and Maryinka.
In some areas of hostilities, in particular in the Donetsk oblast, enemy units began to receive orders from the top commanders to temporarily stop offensive operations. The main reason is the extremely low morale and psychological condition of the recruits, numerous facts of desertion from among the mobilized and non-fulfilment of combat orders.
According to available information, in the area of the city of Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia oblast, our units hit three S-300 anti-aircraft missile complexes of the enemy along with personnel. The injured occupiers were transported to a local hospital. In the Kherson region, as a result of point fire damage in the Tokarivka area, the losses of the enemy amounted to 150 people killed.
It is also known that the repair base of the occupiers in the area of the settlement of Kalanchak accepts up to thirty units of damaged armoured vehicles that are suitable for repair every day.
Aviation of the Defence Forces carried out 32 strikes during the past 24 hours. More than 25 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 7 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy, have been damaged. In addition, our air defence units shot down 4 enemy helicopters and 26 unmanned aerial vehicles.
Over the past day, missile forces and artillery hit 6 control points, 7 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, and 4 ammunition depots. Enemy artillery positions, electronic warfare and other military targets also fell into the fire damage zone.
• Am Rande des Verteidigungsministertreffens der NATO in Brüssel kündigte Großbritannien – wie am Vortag schon die Niederlande – die Abgabe von Flugabwehrraketen an die Ukraine an:
The UK will donate cutting edge air defence missiles to Ukraine which can help protect against Russian missile strikes, the Defence Secretary announced today.
The AMRAAM rockets, which will be provided in the coming weeks for use with the NASAMS air defence systems pledged by the US, are the first donated by the UK which are capable of shooting down cruise missiles.
The rockets will help to protect Ukraine’s critical national infrastructure, with the announcement coming days after Russian missiles struck civilian targets in cities across Ukraine.
Hundreds of additional air defence missiles, of other types previously provided, will also be donated as part of the package, along with hundreds of additional aerial drones to support Ukraine’s information gathering and logistics capabilities, and a further 18 howitzer artillery guns, in addition to the 64 already delivered.
Bolstering Ukraine’s air defences has been and remains a priority for UK military support. So far we have provided a variety of air defence systems including Stormer vehicles fitted with Starstreak launchers, and hundreds of anti-air missiles.
Ganz offensichtlich steht die schnelle Lieferung von Luftverteidigungssystemen und -munition derzeit an erster Stelle sowohl der ukrainischen Wünsche als auch der Versuche westlicher Nationen, ihre Lieferungen zu beschleunigen. Ebenfalls am Vortag hatte es Berichte gegeben, dass auch Frankreich Flugabwehrsysteme an die Ukraine abgeben will, allerdings für den Nahbereich – eine offizielle Quelle suche ich noch.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (October 13, 2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
2 enemy company tactical groups attempted to attack Orlyanka and Kotlyarovka (Kharkov region) at Kupyansk direction.
Russian forces have repelled all the attacks.
The enemy has lost over 50 personnel, 3 tanks, 4 infantry combat vehicles and 7 motor vehicles.
Up to 2 battalion tactical group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) made another attempt to capture Stelmakhovka and Rozovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) at Krasny Liman direction.
Attacks launched by Russian artillery and army aviation have forced the enemy to scatter and to withdraw its forces.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of 2 tanks, 5 infantry combat vehicles, 2 pickups and about 60 Ukrainian personnel.
Up to 2 battalion tactical groups of the AFU were conducting an offensive towards Pyatikhatki, Kostromka, Bezvodnoye and Pravdino (Kherson region) at Nikolayev-Krivoy Rog direction.
All the attacks of the AFU have been repelled by successful action of Russian forces.
Over 110 Ukrainian personnel, 21 armoured combat vehicles and 12 special motor vehicles have been eliminated.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised 4 AFU command posts, 52 artillery units at their firing positions, 164 manpower and military equipment concentration areas.
5 missile, artillery armament and munitions depots have been destroyed near Vasyukovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Novoaleksandrovka, Gulyaypole, Novopavlovka (Zaporozhye region) and Solonchaki (Nikolayev region).
Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 MiG-29 of Ukrainian Air Force near Chervony Zaporozhets (Dnepropetrovsk region).
Russian air defence facilities have shot down 1 Su-27 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force near Porskalevka (Poltava region).
Moreover, 12 unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed near Novoluganskoye, Staromlinovka, Novogrigorovka, Ivanovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Vladimirovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Tavriyskoye, Kiselyovka, Tomarino and Chaykino (Kherson region).
In addition, 16 projectiles launched by U.S.-manufactured HIMARS and Ukrainian Olkha MLRS have been intercepted near Troitskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic), Chernobayevka, Korsunka, Novoraysk, Kakhovka, Antonovka, Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region).
10 U.S.-manufactured HARM anti-radar missiles have been shot down near Guselskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region).
In total, 321 airplanes and 161 helicopters, 2,211 unmanned aerial vehicles, 380 air defence missile systems, 5,720 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 868 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,467 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 6,529 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on October 13, 2022
The two hundred thirty-second (232) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The aggressor continues to focus his efforts on attempts to implement his plans to enter the administrative border of Donetsk oblast, as well as to maintain the captured districts of Kherson, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Mykolaiv oblasts. The enemy continues to resist, pulls up reserves, conducts mobilization.
The occupiers fire at the positions of our troops along the entire contact line, carry out engineering equipment of the positions in certain directions and conduct aerial reconnaissance.
The enemy continues to attack critical infrastructure and civilian objects of Ukraine. In particular, the objects and civilians of the settlements of Nalyvaikivka, Kyiv oblast, Mykolaiv and Nikopol were affected. For strikes, the enemy used cruise, aviation, anti-aircraft guided missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles of Iranian production.
In general, during the current day, the occupiers launched 1 missile and 15 airstrikes, and carried out 22 attacks from rocket launchers.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly. The threat of missile and air strikes from the airspace and territory of the republic of belarus remains.
The enemy fired in other directions:
in the Siversky direction – from mortars and barrel artillery, in the areas of Atynske and Velyka Rybytsia settlements;
in the Slobozhansk direction – from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of Hryanikyvka, Gatyshche and Strilecha settlements;
in the Kramatorsk direction – from tanks and artillery of various types, along the entire line of contact. In particular, in the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka, Terny and Yampolivka;
in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Zelenopillia, Soledar, Mayorsk, Ivanhrad and Yakovlivka;
in the Avdiyiv direction – from tanks and various caliber artillery, in Maryinka, Nevelske, Pervomaisky and Zolota Nyva districts.
The enemy did not carry out offensive actions in the Novopavlovsky and Zaporizhzhia directions. The settlements of Stepnohirsk, Orihiv and Komyshuvakha were shelled.
In the Southern Buh direction, Nikopol was subjected to shelling from MLRS.
russian occupiers continue to take away Ukrainian children from the temporarily occupied territories. So, since the beginning of October, according to available information, about 170 children have been taken out of the city of Kherson.
Representatives of the enemy’s private military companies continue to recruit prisoners for war on the territory of our country. According to available information, on October 11-12, 385 prisoners were recruited in correctional colony No. 16 of the city of Salavat of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
The enemy suffers daily losses. Aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 19 strikes during the day. Damage to more than 13 places of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 6 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy, was confirmed. In addition, our air defense units shot down 8 unmanned aerial vehicles. Six of them are „Shahed -136“.
Missile troops and artillery during the current day hit 2 control points, 3 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, and 2 ammunition depots.
In addition, it was confirmed that on October 12 of this year, two enemy military facilities were damaged by fire in the Burchak settlement of the Zaporizhzhia region. The losses of the occupiers are being specified.