Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 4. Oktober 2022
Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine scheinen den ukrainischen Streitkräften weitere Erfolge gegen die russischen Truppen zu gelingen – auch wenn die Details vorerst unbestätigt bleiben. Der Sammler am 4. Oktober 2022:
• Zahlreiche, wenn auch bislang offiziell unbestätigte Berichte deuten auf weitere Erfolge der ukrainischen Streitkräfte bei ihren Vorstößen gegen die russischen Linien an mehreren Fronten hin. Aus der Übersicht der Washington Post, die sich auf ungenannte westliche Quellen beruft:
Ukrainian troops on Tuesday accelerated their military advances on two fronts, pushing Russian forces into retreat in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions to the east and Kherson region to the south as Kyiv continued to recapture occupied territory on the same day that President Vladimir Putin and his rubber-stamp parliament sought to formalize their increasingly far-fetched annexation claims.
“The Ukrainian armed forces commanders in the south and east are throwing problems at the Russian chain of command faster than the Russians can effectively respond,” said a Western official who requested anonymity to brief reporters about sensitive security information. “And this is compounding the existing dysfunction within the Russian invasion force.”
• Das britische Intel Update:
On 30 September 2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order for the routine autumn conscription cycle, which aims to train 120,000 conscripts. These conscripts are legally not permitted to be deployed outside of Russia.
This is separate from those individuals being mobilised as part of the 21 September 2022 partial mobilisation order.
The conscription cycle will begin on 01 November 2022, a month later than usual. The late start to the cycle is an indication of growing pressures on Russia’s ability to train and equip a large number of new conscripted personnel.
The challenges of accommodating, training, equipping and deploying mobilised and conscripted personnel are significant. Deficiencies within the Russian administrative and logistical systems will continue to undermine these efforts.
• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:
Operational update of General Staff of the UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on October 4, 2022
The two hundred twenty-third (223) 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 attempts to disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain areas. The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line, conducting aerial reconnaissance. Attacks civilian infrastructure and civilian homes, violating international humanitarian law, laws and customs of war. There remains the threat of the enemy launching air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine.
Over the past day, the occupiers have launched 3 rocket and 12 air strikes, launched more than 100 MLRS attacks.
More than 20 settlements were affected by enemy strikes. In particular, Bilohorivka, Zaitseve, Maryinka and Bakhmut.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery systems of various types:
in the Slobozhanskyi direction – in the areas of the settlements of Strilecha and Dvorichna;
in the Kramatorsk direction – Bilohorivka, Verkhnokamyanske, Serebryanka. It also carried out mining on the routes of the possible advance of units of the Defence Forces;
in the Bakhmut direction – in the areas of Soledar, Bakhmut, Mayorsk, Zaitseve, Yakovlivka;
in the Avdiyivka direction – Avdiyivka, Maryinka, Novoukrayinka, Novomykhailivka, Sukha Balka.
Areas of more than 20 settlements along the contact line were shelled by tanks, mortars, and barrel artillery in the Novopavlovskyi and Zaporizhzhya directions. Among them are Novoyakovlivka, Hulyaipilske, Novosilka, Novopil, Zaliznychne and Bohoyavlenka.
In the South Buh direction, more than 25 settlements along the contact line were shelled.
According to available information, units of the newly formed and relocated 3rd Army Corps are unable to effectively perform their assigned tasks. Obsolete and unusable weapons and military equipment, arbitrary abandonment of positions and refusal to perform combat tasks by personnel, consumption of alcoholic beverages, systematic violations of military discipline are the main reasons for the demoralization of servicemen of units of the specified enemy unit.
In the city of Tver, due to the lack of teaching staff and technical specialists, who are involved in the war in Ukraine, training in certain courses has been suspended at the Military Academy of Aerospace Defence.
According to available information, the military leadership of the armed forces of the russian federation made a decision to transfer to the area of hostilities the units of the russian guard troops based in the administrative boundaries of the Siberian Military District and the contingent of russian troops in Syria.
Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Vyimka, Mayorsk, Spirne, Ozeryanivka, Bakhmutske, Kamyanka and Ternovi Pody settlements.
Aviation of the Defence Forces carried out 22 strikes during the past day. It was confirmed that 3 strongholds, 16 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 3 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy were hit. In addition, our air defence units destroyed two enemy UAVs.
Over the past day, missile forces and artillery hit 2 control and command points, 12 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 2 warehouses with ammunition, an air defence facility, as well as 5 other important enemy facilities.
• Unabhängig vom täglichen Lagebriefing (s. unten) veröffentlichte das russische Verteidigungsministerium eine umfangreiche Darstellung einer Videokonferenz von Verteidigungsminister Sergej Schoigu mit der militärischen Führung vor allem zur Lage in der Ukraine, in der von der Mobilisierung bis zu angeblichen Wiederaufbaubemühungen nach ukrainischer Zerstörung eine breite Palette an Themen abgehandelt wurde:
Teleconference guided by the Defence Chief General of the Army Sergei Shoigu with the leadership of the Armed Forces was hosted today in the National Centre for State Defence Control of the Russian Federation.
Opening the session, the Minister of Defence reminded that the partial mobilisation has been carried out since September 21 according to the Presidential Decree. Over 200,000 people have arrived in the Armed Forces until now.
‚I have ordered to provide everyone with necessary clothing kits and other inventory, as well as to appoint them to military posts. Personnel of the formed units are trained at 80 training grounds and in 6 training centres. Servicemen are to be sent to the operations areas after training and combat cohesion‘.
The Minister ordered the commanders of military districts and Northern Fleet to conduct additional trainings guided by officers with combat experience in order to let the conscripted personnel to adapt to the combat environment as soon as possible. The employment of the abovementioned units is to be planned only in coordination with the units currently involved in the special military operation.
Sergei Shoigu stated that there is a large number of volunteers arriving in military commissariats within the partial mobilisation.
It is extremely important to carefully approach each appeal of this kind: not to refuse anyone unless there are serious reasons for it‘.
The Defence Chief ordered the Main Directorate for Control and Supervisory Activity to carefully observe all the range of activities related to the partial mobilisation.
7 airplanes and 45 drones of Ukrainian army, 109 HIMARS and Olkha rockets launched by the enemy during the referenda have been shot down. Thanks to the measures taken, hundreds of lives have been saved and the referenda have been facilitated.
Once Mariupol, entirely destroyed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and nationalist battalions, was taken under control, the Commander-in-Chief ordered to restore the damaged infrastructure of the city and to provide housing to those who had lost it.
Professionals of the Military Construction Complex are uninterruptedly implementing the abovementioned order.
Until now, 3 residential buildings have been constructed and a total of 40,000-square-kilometre area has been improved. 9 other buildings are scheduled to have been built until the end of the year.
In a short period of time, almost within 85 days, 2 multifunctional medical centres with a capacity of 260 beds had been built in Lugansk and Mariupol. These facilities have been entirely provided with modern equipment.
A 90-km-long aqueduct from Khanzhenkovo reservoir to ‚Seversky-Donets — Donbass‘ water utility had been build within 40 days. 72,000 cbm of water per day are delivered to the population of Donetsk and adjacent localities.
Construction of an aqueduct has been finished in Volnovakha that allows to deliver 35,000 cbm of water per day.
The iconic memorial complex ‚Saur-Mogila‘ has been restored in Donbass. Eternal Fire continues working on the mound.
The Minister has thanked the military builders for their effective work.
Then the Defence Chief briefly informed about the preparation for the autumn conscription campaign.
According to the Presidential Decree, citizens are to conscripted since November and to be discharged to the reserve between October and December.
Over 2,700 conscription boards are to commence their work in all the regions of the country. 120 thousand people are scheduled to be conscripted that is 7,5 thousand people fewer than last autumn
The Minister particularly emphasised that all the conscripted servicemen who have finished or are currently about to finish their service are to return homes, while the recently conscripted are to be sent to the units that are not involved in the special military operation.
All the conditions for appropriate conscription procedure have been created.
Military commissariats are entirely provided with medical equipment, including individual protection means and test systems for detecting coronavirus infection.
Sergei Shoigu drew commanders‘ attention to the necessity of prompt discharge to the reserve of all those who have finished their military service.
Turning to the thematic part of the session, the Defence Chief proposed to discuss the situation at the aircraft fleet of military transport aviation inside the country and abroad.
‚Today we will hear the proposals of the Aerospace Forces‘ General Command regarding the aircraft’s operability and the improvement of military transport aviation’s operational capacities‘, said Sergei Shoigu.
The second issue of the agenda is related to the infrastructure of coastal radiotechnical posts designed for monitoring the seaborne situation in the fleets‘ areas of responsibility.
Over 900 officers, warrant officers and seamen are on duty at considerable ranges from localities, in secluded areas, usually in complicated climatic environment.
In this regard, it is extremely important to maintain the operability of domestic and special funds of the units, to rapidly construct certain facilities and block-modular barracks, especially in the Far North and Kamchatka. Further development of infrastructure for the coastal observation system will increase personnel’s life quality and the effectiveness of fulfilling assigned tasks.
• Das – etwas später veröffentlichte – übliche Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (October 4, 2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
Russian Aerospace Forces have neutralised the headquarters of Eastern Air Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) at south-western suburb of Dnepropetrovsk.
Missile attacks have been launched at the concentration areas of the units from 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the AFU near Dvurechnaya, Petropavlovka and Kupyansk (Kharkov region) at Kupyansk direction.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of up to 100 servicemen, including foreign mercenaries and 16 units of military equipment.
Massive fire attack has been launched at the units from 66th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU and 2 provisional bases of nationalist groups near Torskoye at Krasny Liman direction.
The attack has resulted in the elimination of over 120 nationalists and 14 units of armoured equipment.
Missile attack launched at the manpower and equipment of 54th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Grigorovka at Lisichansk direction has resulted in the elimination of up to 90 servicemen, 3 tanks and 6 armoured vehicles.
Missile attacks have been launched at a munitions depot of 65th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Zaporozhye, as well as the manufacturing workshops for aircraft reparation at Motor Sich plant.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of over 15 tonnes of ordnance, including projectiles for U.S.-manufactured HIMARS multiple launch rocket system, as well as 2 Ukrainian Mi-24 combat helicopters.
Attacks launched by Russian Aerospace Forces at the units from 24th Mechanised, 17th Tank and 128 Mountain Assault brigades of the AFU deployed near Belaya Krinitsa, Arkhangelskoye, Lyubimovka and Zolotaya Balka have resulted in the elimination of 9 tanks, 12 infantry combat vehicles, 20 motor vehicles and up to 250 servicemen.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised 5 AFU command posts near Kharkov, Kramatorsk (Donetsk People’s Republic), Nikopol (Dnepropetrovsk region), Zelyony Gai (Kherson region) and Bereznegovatoye (Nikolayev region), as well as 43 artillery units, 157 manpower and military equipment concentration areas.
5 missile, artillery armament and munitions depots have been destroyed near Torskoye, Malinovka, Zhelannoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Dimitrovo (Zaporozhye region) and Shevchenkovo (Nikolayev region).
1 Buk-M1 air defence missile system has been destroyed near Chasov Yar (Donetsk People’s Republic).
1 radar for S-300 air defence missile has been destroyed near Aleksandrovka (Dnepropetrovsk region).
Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 Ukrainian Su-25 near Toretsky (Donetsk People’s Republic) and 1 Su-24 of Ukrainian Air Force near Belaya Krinitsa (Kherson region).
Air defence facilities have destroyed 8 unmanned aerial vehicles near Nikolayevka (Kharkov region), Urozhaynoye, Stepnoye, Zaporozhskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Pyatikhatki, Aleksandrovka, Kakhovka and Koshara (Kherson region).
2 Tochka-U ballistic missiles have been shot down near Rovenki (Lugansk People’s Republic).
Moreover, 9 projectiles launched by HIMARS and Olkha MRLS have been destroyed in air near Novaya Kakhovka and Chernobayevka (Kherson region).
In total, 312 airplanes and 157 helicopters, 2,145 unmanned aerial vehicles, 379 air defence missile systems, 5,336 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 860 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,445 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 6,226 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.
• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on October 4, 2022
The two hundred-twenty-third (223) 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 attempts to disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain areas. The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line, conducting aerial reconnaissance. It attacks civilian infrastructure and civilian homes, violating international humanitarian law, laws and customs of war. There remains the threat of the enemy launching air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine.
The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on attempts to disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain directions, but, at the same time, conducts offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka directions, carries out regrouping.
The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the entire contact line, conducting aerial reconnaissance. Strikes civilian infrastructure and civilian homes, violating international humanitarian law, laws and customs of war.
There remains the threat of the enemy launching air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine. Thus, during the day, the occupiers launched 5 missile and 1 air strike, carried out more than 15 MLRS shellings.
Infrastructure objects and civilian population of more than 12 settlements were damaged by enemy strikes. Among them are Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Andriyivka (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Bakhmut, Zaliznychne, Voznesensk and Prydniprovske.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery:
in the Siversky direction – in the area of the settlement of Pysarivka, Sumy oblast;
in the Slobozhanskyi direction – in the areas of the settlements of Strilecha, Vovchansk, Varvarivka, Vilkhuvatka and Dvorichna;
in the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy is regrouping its units.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled the areas of more than ten settlements with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery. In particular, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Mayorsk, Zaytseve and Yakovlivka.
In the Avdiyivka direction, the infrastructure of the settlements of Avdiyivka, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Kostyantynivka, and Novomykhailivka were damaged by enemy shelling.
The enemy did not carry out offensive actions in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions. Areas of twenty-five settlements were shelled. Among them are Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Hulyaipilske, Mala Tokmachka and Orihiv.
Areas of more than 20 settlements along the contact line were hit by artillery fire in the South Buh region.
The so-called „partial mobilization“ measures are ongoing in the russian federation. According to available information, the Kazan manpower centre is forming and manning three motorized rifle and two artillery regiments with the funds of the Kazan Higher Tank Command School.
Despite ongoing mobilization measures, the russian side does not stop the practice of using private military campaigns on the territory of Ukraine, staffed by persons recruited in places of deprivation of liberty. Thus, in the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region, in the so-called „training centres“, the training of the specified category of persons continues for their further referral to the front line.
According to updated information, on October 3 of this year, up to thirty enemy targets were confirmed to have been hit by the Defence Forces in the south of Ukraine. The enemy is demoralized, leaves positions, retreats to a safe distance, destroys ammunition stocks, tries to destroy bridges and crossings. All this – with the aim of slowing down the pace of the offensive of our troops.
During the current day, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Mayorsk, Vyimka, Spirne, Ozeryanivka, Zaytseve, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Vesele, Pervomaiske and Novomykhailivka.
Aviation of the Defence Forces carried out 12 strikes during the day. It was confirmed that 2 strongholds, 8 places of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 2 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy were hit. In addition, our air defence units shot down 2 enemy UAVs.
Missile forces and artillery during the current day hit the control post, as well as 2 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment of the occupiers.
• Die USA gaben am Dienstagabend eine weitere Waffenlieferung für die Ukraine bekannt – diesmal nicht als Industrielieferung, sondern aus den Beständen ihrer Streitkräfte:
Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $625 million to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s twenty-second drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.
Capabilities in this package include:
Four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and associated ammunition;
16 155mm Howitzers;
75,000 155mm artillery rounds;
500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
1,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems;
16 105mm Howitzers;
30,000 120mm mortar rounds;
200 MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles;
200,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
Obstacle emplacement equipment;
Claymore anti-personnel munitions.