Nachgetragen fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 15. November 2022:
• Russland griff am Dienstag erneut mit Raketen und Marschflugkörpern Infrastruktur in der Ukraine an; nach den zunächst vorliegenden Zahlen die bislang umfangreichsten Luftangriffe an einem Tag. Aus der Übersicht der New York Times:
A Russian aerial assault on Ukrainian infrastructure this week — the largest since the start of the war — has left millions of people without power, compromised the connection of two nuclear plants to Ukraine’s national grid and prompted the national energy utility to impose controlled but sweeping blackouts. (…)
“Burned residential buildings, destroyed power plants again, hundreds of cities were left without electricity, water and heat,” President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said in a virtual address to a Group of 20 summit in Indonesia on Wednesday. “Internet traffic has fallen by two-thirds — imagine the scale.”
At least 15 energy facilities were hit around the country, compounding the damage done by successive waves of recent Russian assaults that have left about 40 percent of Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure damaged or destroyed.
Eine Folge der massiven Angriffe war der Einschlag von Flugkörpern oder Raketen in einem polnischen Dorf unmittelbar an der Grenze zur Ukraine – und die Befürchtung, dass damit eine Ausweitung des Krieges auf das Gebiet der NATO drohen könnte. Die ersten Meldungen dazu aus Polen gab es am Dienstagabend, wie diese Meldung der ARD-Tagesschau:
Russische Raketen sind Berichten zufolge über die Grenze nach Polen geflogen. Es habe zwei Tote gegeben, hieß es. Auch der polnische Radiosender ZET hatte berichtet, zwei verirrte Raketen seien in Przewodow nahe der Grenze zur Ukraine eingeschlagen. Die Feuerwehr vor Ort bestätigte die Zahl von zwei Todesopfern und nannte eine Explosion als Ursache.
Unklar blieb zunächst, von wem die Geschosse abgefeuert wurden. Bereits am Dienstagabend schien es möglich, dass es sich um Trümmerteile einer ukrainischen Flugabwehrrakete handelte und nicht um eine von Russland abgefeuerte Rakete.
• Das britische Intel Update:
By 12 November 2022, the Russian military had almost certainly completed the withdrawal of forces which had been holding territory west of the Dnipro River.
With the abandonment of Kherson city, Russia has made the Azov Sea port town of Henichesk a ‘temporary capital’ of the occupied region. Russia will likely also redeploy military command units to the Henichesk area.
The choice of this area as a command node hints at the priorities and concerns of Russian commanders as they consolidate their defences in southern Ukraine.
It is well positioned to coordinate action against potential Ukrainian threats from both Kherson city in the west, or via Melitopol to the north-east, and to receive reinforcements from Crimea.
Above all, it is currently out of range of Ukrainian artillery systems which have inflicted heavy damage on Russian field command posts.
Operational update regarding russian invasion as of 06.00, November 15, 2022
The two hundred sixty-fifth (265) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
russian occupiers are trying to keep the temporarily captured territories, are concentrating their efforts on restraining the actions of the Defence Forces of Ukraine in certain areas, and are continuing to equip defensive lines on the left bank of the Dnieper. At the same time, they are conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions.
Over the past 24 hours, units of the Defence Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of settlements: Novoselivske, Luhansk oblast; Belogorivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Vremivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novokalynivka, Novomykhailivka, Pervomaiske of the Donetsk oblast.
The enemy does not stop shelling settlements and positions of units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine along the contact line, conducts aerial reconnaissance. It continues to strike critical infrastructure and civilian homes in violation of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war.
During the past day, the enemy launched 4 missile and 23 air strikes, launched more than 70 attacks from rocket salvo systems.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation remains without significant changes. The republic of belarus continues to support the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine, providing it with infrastructure, territory and airspace.
There is still a threat of the enemy launching missile and air strikes, in particular with the use of attack UAVs from the territory and airspace of the republic of belarus.
The enemy shelled in such other directions:
in the Siversky direction – from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Vorozhba, Mykolaivka, Romashkove, Stepok, Yunakivka settlements of the Sumy oblast;
in the Slobozhansk direction – from artillery of various types in the areas of Hlyboke, Ohirtseve, Okhrimivka, Riznykove, Starytsa, Strilecha, Ternova settlements of the Kharkiv oblast;
in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Dvorichna, Zahryzove, Kyslivka, Kolodyazne, Kopanky, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka of the Kharkiv oblast; Berestove, Ivanivka of the Donetsk oblast; Makiivka, Nevske, Novoselivske, Ploshanka, Stelmakhivka of the Luhansk oblast;
in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks and artillery of various types in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Hryhorivka, Ozaryanivka, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Serebryanka, Soledar, Spirne, Toretsk, Yakovlivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast;
in the Avdiivka direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Avdiivka, Vodyane, Maryinka, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka, Novoselivka Druha, Pervomaiske settlements of the Donetsk oblast;
in the Novopavlivskyi direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Bohoyavlenka, Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Neskuchne, Novopil, Pavlivka, Paraskoviivka, Prechystivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast;
in the Zaporizhzhia direction – from tanks and the entire range of artillery in the areas of the settlements of Bilohirya, Dorozhnianka, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novopokrovka, Temyrivka;
in the Kherson direction – from mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Vyshchetarasivka, Dobra Nadiya, Illinka settlements of the Dnipropetrovsk oblast; Dudchany, Novooleksandrivka, Odradokamyanka and Tomaryne of the Kherson oblast.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, the enemy is looking for abandoned private houses to house servicemen who arrived to replace the losses of the occupying units. In the settlement of Novoaidar, the russian invaders, in order to clarify the information about the abandoned housing, distributed notices to local residents with the demand to come to the so-called „administration“ to clarify the data.
It has been confirmed that enemy units were hit in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast in the previous days. Thus, in the settlement of Miluvatka, the Defense Forces of Ukraine destroyed the headquarters of a unit of the russian occupation forces. Currently, it is known about 30 dead and more than 20 wounded russian invaders.
In the temporarily occupied Crimea, the gradual restoration of road traffic through the Kerch bridge is noted. Drivers of passenger cars are allowed to drive through it after a thorough inspection. The rest of the transport connection is carried out via ferry crossings.
During the past day, the aviation of the Defence Forces of Ukraine struck the enemy 21 times. 18 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as 3 positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems, were hit.
Over the past day, the Defence Forces of Ukraine shot down 2 UAVs of the „Orlan“ type.
Over the past day, units of missile forces and artillery of the Defence Forces hit 3 control points, 19 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, an air defence position and 2 ammunition depots of the russian invaders.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (15 November 2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
A successful offensive by Russian troops has resulted in the complete liberation of Pavlovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). Within the fighting for Pavlovka, Russian troops have destroyed up to 1,400 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 AFU Su-25 aircraft , 1 Mi-8 helicopter, 12 tanks, 27 infantry fighting vehicles and up to 30 other armoured fighting vehicles. 6 artillery pieces, including 2 US-made M777 artillery systems, over 25 vehicles of various types and 28 unmanned aerial vehicles have been eliminated.
Russian troops continue their offensive.
In Kupyansk direction, active actions by Russian troops have thwarted an attack by 2 AFU company tactical groups near Kuzyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic’s). The enemy units have been halted by artillery and heavy flamethrower systems‘ fire and driven back to their initial positions. Up to a 100 Ukrainian soldiers, 8 tanks, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 5 infantry fighting vehicle and 6 motor vehicles have been eliminated.
In Krasniy Liman direction, the AFU made unsuccessful attempt to attack with 2 company tactical groups near Chervonopopovka and Zolotaryovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). As a result of a fire attack, up to 90 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 4 armoured fighting vehicle and 5 pick-up trucks have been eliminated.
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised 6 AFU command posts near Kupyansk (Kharkov region), Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Chernobayevka (Kherson region), as well as 82 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 178 areas. A munition depot near Krasnogorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) have been destroyed.
7 unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed by air defence near Salkovo, Radensk, Tavriysk (Kherson region), Novokrasnyanka, Krasnorechenskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Novoandreyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In addition, three shells of the HIMARS multiple rocket launcher have been intercepted near Skadovsk (Kherson region). In total, 333 airplanes and 176 helicopters, 2,511 unmanned aerial vehicles, 388 air defence missile systems, 6,614 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 891 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,581 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,227 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Operational update of General Staff of UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on November 15, 2022
The two hundred sixty-fifth (265) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The russian occupiers are trying to keep the temporarily captured territories, are concentrating their efforts on restraining the actions of the Defence Forces of Ukraine in certain areas, and are continuing to equip defensive lines on the left bank of the Dnieper. At the same time, the enemy is conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions.
During this day, the enemy launched a massive missile attack on the military and civilian infrastructure of several regions of Ukraine. The results of the Air Defense Forces of Ukraine and the consequences of enemy attacks on critical infrastructure facilities are currently being clarified. In addition, the occupiers do not stop shelling the positions of our troops and settlements along the contact line.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly. The republic of belarus continues to support the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine, providing it with infrastructure, territory and airspace. The threat of the enemy launching missile and air strikes from the territory and airspace of the republic of belarus remains.
The enemy shelled in other directions:
in the Siversky direction – from barrel artillery, in the areas of Ryzhivka, Kindrativka, Slavhorod settlements of the Sumy oblast;
in the Slobozhansk direction – from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of Stariysa and Bochkove settlements;
in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions – from the entire variety of artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Nevske, Kyslivka, Rozdolivka, Ploshanka, Makiivka, Spirne;
in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Bilohorivka and New York;
in the Avdiyivka direction – from artillery of various types, in the areas of settlements of Novomykhailivka, Vodyane and Nevelske;
in the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhya directions – from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Prechystivka, Pavlivka, Vremivka, Zaliznychne, Stepnohirsk, Mali Shcherbaky;
in the Kherson direction – from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the area of the settlement of Dobra Nadiya.
As a result of fire damage in the area of Kreminna settlement of Luhansk oblast, the russian invaders lost control of individual units. The personnel of these units plans to escape from their borders and retreat to the city.
And in the city of Kadiivka, in the Luhansk region, the occupiers go from house to house and carry out forced mobilization of the local population. In some areas of the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, there are cases of extortion of money for the possibility of avoiding mobilization. Thus, in the Starobilsky district, representatives of local so-called „force structures“ offer to avoid „mobilization“ for a monetary reward of up to 15 thousand dollars.
The results of enemy fire damage have been confirmed. Thus, in the area of the settlement of Blagovishchenka, Zaporizhzhia oblast, the occupiers lost up to 10 dead. Also, 5 units of military equipment, a warehouse of ammunition were destroyed, and 35 invaders were wounded. In Melitopol, the enemy lost more than 50 people wounded.
In the Skadovsk and Henichesk districts, separate occupation units are leaving the settlements and leaving in the direction of the temporarily occupied Crimea.
During the current day, units of missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces hit 4 areas of concentration of enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment, 2 ammunition warehouses and one important military object of the russian occupiers.
• In seiner Videoansprache am Dienstagabend stellte der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj die russischen Luftangriffe in den Mittelpunkt – aber auch die, wie er sagte, russischen Angriffe auf NATO-Gebiet:
Today, the enemy launched another massive missile attack on our country.
A total of 90 missiles. Energy system, enterprises, and residential buildings were damaged.
And when did it happen?
As soon as the first day of the G20 summit ended in Indonesia, the most significant statements were made, the key meetings took place.
Russia is told about peace, but it fires missiles in response. It is told about the global crises that Russia caused, and it launches Iranian drones in response.
It is offered ten points to end the war, and it fires ten missiles per each point about peace.
At half past three this morning I joined the summit to present our proposals for restoring international peace and order. The world heard Ukraine. G19 members made their statements…
And then in Moscow they decided that they could try again to achieve with terror what they could not and would not be able to achieve for the ninth month.
15:24 – rocket, Kyiv. And throughout the country… How we lived today…
15:54 – rocket, Kropyvnytskyi.
15:56 – two rockets, Kirovohrad region.
15:56 – rocket, Zhytomyr region. And also – Ivano-Frankivsk region, Rivne region, Kharkiv region…
16:29 – rocket, Kryvyi Rih.
16:29 – rocket, Poltava region.
16:35 – Zhytomyr region again. Kyiv region, Lviv region, Odesa region, Mykolaiv region. And also – Volyn, Khmelnytskyi, Ternopil region… And again Kyiv.
Killed and wounded people. My condolences to the families!
In many cities and regions of our country, there are again emergency blackouts. About ten million Ukrainians are without electricity. Most of them – as of this moment – in Kharkiv region, Zhytomyr region, Kyiv region and Lviv region. Lviv and some other cities suspended the supply of heat… All over the country there are problems with communication and the Internet.
As a result of the strikes, automation today disabled several nuclear units at two stations – these are calculated consequences, and the enemy knew exactly what he was doing.
This is the answer of Russia to Indonesia, India, China and all other countries that talked about the need to end the war. Russia is telling the world that it wants to continue. Now it is time for the world to answer.
Moreover, what we warned about a long time ago happened today. We’ve been telling this. Terror is not limited to our national borders. It has already spread to the territory of Moldova. And today, Russian missiles hit Poland, the territory of our friendly country. People died. Please accept condolences from all Ukrainian brothers!
How many times has Ukraine said that the terrorist state will not be limited to our country?
Poland, the Baltic states… It’s only a matter of time before Russian terror goes further. We must put the terrorist in his place! The longer Russia feels impunity, the more threats there will be to everyone who can be reached by Russian missiles.
Hitting NATO territory with missiles… This is a Russian missile attack on collective security! This is a really significant escalation. Action is needed.
And I want to tell all our Polish brothers and sisters now… Ukraine will always support you! Terror will not break free people! Victory is possible when there is no fear! We don’t have it, neither do you.
I want to thank all partners who help protect the sky. In particular, our NASAMS systems worked well today: ten hits out of ten launches.
As of this hour, more than 70 missiles and 10 combat drones have been shot down.
I thank all our American and European friends who help us ensure such a result.