Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 21. Oktober 2022:
• Durch die russischen Luftangriffe ist die Hälfte der nicht-nuklearen Stromerzeugung in der Ukraine zerstört worden, wie der ukrainische Energieminister German Galushchenko Reuters sagte:
Russian air attacks have hit at least half of Ukraine’s thermal generation capacity causing billions of dollars of damage since Oct. 10, though not all those power units have stopped working completely, Ukraine’s energy minister said on Friday.
German Galushchenko told Reuters in an interview that Ukraine may need electricity imports to get through the winter after attacks that had struck 30-40% of power infrastructure and traders were already holding negotiations with suppliers. (…)
Ukraine had lost 4000MW in generating capacity as a result of the strikes, he said.
• Das britische Intel Update:
On 14 October 2022, Belarussian president Aleksandr Lukashenko said that 70,000 Belarusian troops and up to 15,000 Russians would be involved in a new Russian-Belarussian Group of Forces.
On 15 October 2022, the Belarussian authorities released a video claiming to show the arrival of Russian troops in Belarus. However, to date it is unlikely that Russia has actually deployed a significant number of extra troops into Belarus.
Russia is unlikely to be able to generate combat-ready formations of the claimed size: its forces are committed in Ukraine. The Belarussian military highly likely maintains minimal capability to undertake complex operations.
The announcement is likely an attempt to demonstrate Russian-Belarussian solidarity and to convince Ukraine to divert forces to guard the northern border.
The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 06.00, on October 21, 2022
The two-hundred-fortieth (240) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy is trying to keep the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on restraining the actions of the Defence Forces in certain areas. At the same time, it does not stop trying to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas.
Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces repelled the attacks of the russian invaders in the areas of Bilohorivka settlements of the Luhansk oblast; Opytne, Bakhmut, Pobyeda and Maryinka of the Donetsk oblast.
The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line and conducting aerial reconnaissance. Violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war, it continues to strike critical infrastructure and the homes of the civilian population.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has launched 3 missile and 24 air strikes, carried out more than 30 MLRS attacks.
Areas of more than 15 settlements were hit by enemy attacks. Among them – Mykolaiv; Nova Kamianka and Mala Seidemynukha in the Kherson oblast and Hatyshche in the Kharkiv oblast.
The invaders used cruise and anti-aircraft guided missiles for their crimes. In addition, the enemy launched more than 20 Iranian-made „Shahed-136“ unmanned aerial vehicles.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the situation remains unchanged.
The enemy shelled in other directions:
in the Slobozhansk direction – from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery, in the areas of Starytsa, Krasne and Khatne settlements;
in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions – from barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Zarichne, Nove, Pershotravneve, Stelmakhivka, Terny and Yampolivka;
in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks and artillery, in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Zelenopillia, Spirne, Ivanhrad and Yakovlivka settlements;
in the Avdiivka direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of Vodyane, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Pervomaiske and Semenivka settlements.
On the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy carried out shelling in the areas of Vremivka, Vuhledar, Dorozhnyanka, Neskuchne, Novodanylivka, and Stepova.
Up to 20 settlements along the contact line were damaged by fire in the South Buh direction. In order to conduct aerial reconnaissance, the occupiers made more than 20 flies of UAVs of various types.
According to the available information, up to 2,000 people from among the russian mobilized people arrived in the temporarily captured territory of the Kherson region to replenish losses and strengthen units on the contact line. At the same time, the occupation authorities issued an order to prepare evacuation for the so-called „banking institutions“, prepared evacuation lists of imported russian medical workers and teachers. Humanitarian facilities in Kherson stop working.
According to detailed information, more than 30 wounded people arrived at the hospital in the town of Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, at the same time after the fire damage caused by the Defence Forces of Ukraine.
During the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian aviation has carried out 5 strikes. It was confirmed that 3 strongholds and areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment and 2 positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems were hit. Air defence units shot down 15 unmanned aerial vehicles.
Soldiers of the missile troops and artillery struck 4 control points, 7 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, an ammunition depot, an air defence device, a bridge and a pontoon crossing of the enemy.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (21 October 2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
At Krasny Liman direction, the Russian troops successfully impeded the enemy’s efforts to cross the Zherebets River at night close to the settlements of Novovodyanoye (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Torskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The Russian artillery’s overwhelming barrage stopped and forced back the advancing Ukrainian Armed Forces troops.
In total, 25 Ukrainian servicemen were killed, as well as two infantry combat vehicles and two pickup trucks.
At Nykolayev–Krivoy Rog direction, Russian troops foiled two offensive attempts of AFU battalion tactical group close to Davydov Brod and Sukhoi Stavka in Kherson region.
Attempts of up to 20 AFU sabotage and reconnaissance formations to enter the rear regions at night were also foiled.
The concentrated fire of Russian artillery and the active actions of Russian troops neutralised more than 120 Ukrainian servicemen, six armoured fighting vehicles, and 13 cars.
A hangar containing foreign-made Ukrainian military hardware was destroyed by a high-precision hit by the Russian Aerospace Forces close to Novaya Kamenka (Kherson region).
At Zaporozhye direction, AFU forces in small groups attempted to attack Russian positions in the vicinity heights near Vremevka.
The Russian troops successfully repulsed all the attacks, the enemy was driven back to their original positions.
More than 40 Ukrainian personnel were neutralised, as well as 2 tanks, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, and five AFU pickup trucks.
Operational-tactical and Army Aviation, missile troops and artillery annihilated 3 command posts in Drobyshevo (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Novovoznesenskoye (Kherson region), as well as 69 artillery units in firing positions, manpower, and military hardware in 167 areas.
In addition, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and foreign mercenaries were hit in 8 temporary locations near Kamyshevakha (Zaporozhye region), Sadok, Bezymennoye, Pyatikhatki (Kherson region), Kramatorsk, Artemovsk (Donetsk People’s Republic), the cities of Nikolayev and Zaporozhye.
2 depots storing ammunition as well as rocket and artillery armament of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were destroyed in Ukrainka (Kherson region) and the city of Zaporozhye.
1 gasoline storage facility for Ukrainian military hardware was destroyed near the town of Novogrigorovka in Nykolayev region.
The Russian Air Defence eliminated 6 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the territories of Novoandreevka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Skadovsk, Vysokoye (Kherson region), and the Kakhovskaya HPP.
Furthermore, 33 HIMARS multiple launch rocket system projectiles and 2 HARM anti-radar missiles were shot down above the Kherson region’s settlements of Otradokamenka, Korsunka, Antonovka, and Novaya Kakhovka, as well as Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic).
In total, 324 airplanes and 162 helicopters, 2,302 unmanned aerial vehicles, 383 anti-aircraft missile systems, 5,939 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 874 combat vehicles equipped with multiple rocket-launching systems, 3,513 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 6,685 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Operational update of General Staff of the UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 18.00, on October 21, 2022
The two hundred-fortieth (240) 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, concentrates its efforts on restraining the actions of the Defense Forces in certain directions, at the same time, it does not stop trying to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions.
During the current day, the units of the Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of settlements of Ternova, Kharkiv oblast; Bilohorivka and Zolotarivka, Luhansk oblast; Lyman, Soledar, Ozaryanivka, Odradivka and Pervomaiske in Donetsk oblast.
The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line and conducting aerial reconnaissance. The adversary continues to strike critical infrastructure and civilian homes, in violation of International Humanitarian Law, laws and customs of war.
During the day, the occupiers carried out 4 rocket and 10 air strikes, carried out more than 30 MLRS attacks.
Areas of about 8 settlements were hit by the enemy’s aviation and anti-aircraft guided missiles. Among them are Kharkiv, Zaporizhia and Novovoskresenske of the Kherson oblast.
In the Volyn direction, the situation remains unchanged.
In the Siverskyi and Polissya directions, the enemy used mortars and barrel artillery to shell the areas of Ukrainske and Hai settlements of the Chernihiv oblast, as well as Pokrovka in the Sumy oblast.
At the same time, in the Pinsk and Stolinsk districts of the republic of belarus, the belarusian special services are intensifying regime and administrative measures. In particular, it is forbidden to conduct any video recording, including the use of car video recorders.
In the military commissariats, work continues on clarifying the personal data of men of conscription age, emphasis is placed on readiness for call-up.
The enemy shelled in other directions:
in the Slobozhanskyi direction – from barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of Berestove, Strilecha, Dvorichna and Chuhunivka settlements;
in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks and artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Soledar, Bakhmut, Bilogorivka, Klishchiivka and Opytne;
in the Avdiyivka direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of Vodyane, Prechystivka, Pervomaiske and Velyka Novosilka settlements.
The enemy did not conduct active offensive actions in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions. Fired in the areas of the settlements of Vremivka, Zelenyi Hay and Mala Tokmachka.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy shelled military and civilian infrastructure. Areas of settlements near the contact line were damaged by fire. Among them are Novovoskresenske, Myrne, Davidiv Brid and Novohredneve.
According to the available information, in the city of Beryslav, Kherson region, since October 19 of this year, all bodies of the occupation authorities have ceased their activities. It is also known that collaborators who collaborated with the russian occupiers continue to leave the city, along with their families and property.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, the enemy is taking measures to improve television and radio broadcasting.
On October 19 of this year, the Ukrainian Defense Forces fired at the pontoon crossing under the Antoniv bridge in the Kherson oblast.
Aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 16 strikes during the day. The defeat of three strongholds and ten areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as three positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems, was confirmed.
Units of missile troops and artillery hit the control post and the enemy’s S-300 anti-aircraft missile complex in a day.