Nachgetragen fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 17. November 2022:
• Die Einschläge von Raketenteilen in einem polnischen Dorf, bei denen zwei Polen ums Leben kamen, stehen weiterhin im Fokus der Aufmerksamkeit. Die Ukraine erreichte, dass ihre Spezialisten an den Untersuchungen beteiligt werden, wie der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj am Donnerstag mitteilte:
Ukrainian specialists will join the work of the joint international investigative commission investigating the incident with the fall of the rocket fragments on the territory of Poland. This was announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy while answering questions during his participation in the Bloomberg New Economy Forum.
„I don’t know what happened. We don’t know for sure. The world does not know. But I am sure that it was a Russian missile, I am sure that we fired from air defense systems. But it is impossible to talk about something specific today – that it was the air defense of Ukraine. Although we are grateful that no one accuses us, because we are fighting against Russian missiles on our territory,“ Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
At the same time, the President insists: only after the investigation, will it be possible to draw conclusions about which missile fell on the territory of Poland.
„Yesterday we insisted that we be included in the joint international investigative commission, and already late in the evening we received confirmation. In the morning, our specialists will go there and join this professional community,“ the Head of State said.
Nach den Worten von US-Generalstabschef Mark Milley gelang es ihm nicht, nach diesem Vorfall den russischen Generalstabschef Waleri Gerassimow zu kontaktieren – was für die Kommunikation zwischen den USA und Russland in diesen kritischen Situationen kein gutes Zeichen ist. Aus einer gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz Milleys mit US-Verteidigungsminister Lloyd Austin:
Q: And then, Chairman Milley, after this strike occurred, did you reach out to your Russian counterparts, or did any other military officer reach out to their Russian counterparts to protect against escalation? And if not, why not?
GEN. MILLEY: There were — our — I do that through my staff to set the calls up. The short answer is yes, some attempts were made. No success with the Russian counterpart. Did have — I did talk to my Ukrainian counterpart immediately, General Zaluzhnyi. Talked to him several time, in fact. Also, Polish counterpart and several other CHOD’s (Chief of Defense) in Europe. And exactly what the secretary said. Investigation’s ongoing. There’s professionals there to do the forensics, you know, all the debris that’s in and around the impact site and so on and so forth, and very shortly, we’ll know all the facts, and we just don’t them right this second.
Q: So Russia did not take the call?
GEN. MILLEY: Right. My staff was unsuccessful in getting me linked up with General Gerasimov. That’s correct.
• Unterdessen halten die russischen Luftangriffe auf die ukrainische Infrastruktur an. Aus der Übersicht der New York Times:
Russian missiles pounded Ukraine on Thursday in a series of shattering explosions, killing four people, part of Moscow’s escalation of attacks on cities and energy infrastructure since it withdrew its forces from the southern city of Kherson.
Missiles hit residential buildings where three families were living in Vilniansk, a city east of the Dnipro River in the Zaporizhzhia region, according to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, a senior official in the president’s office. He said in a post on the Telegram messaging app that four people had died. The region has sustained some of the country’s heaviest shelling in recent weeks. (…)
Ukraine’s air defense systems shot down four cruise missiles and at five drones in the Kyiv region, the city’s military administration said on Telegram.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Over the afternoon of 15 November, Russia carried out up to 80 long range missile strikes, mostly against power infrastructure targets across Ukraine.
This is likely the largest number of strikes that Russia has conducted in a single day since the first week of the invasion.
Munitions were launched from air, sea and land-based platforms. Although a large proportion of missiles were successfully intercepted, Ukraine is facing a significant decrease in the power available from its national grid. This will impact upon civilian access to communications, heating and water supplies.
Continued strikes at this scale are drawing deeply upon Russia’s reserves of conventional cruise missiles, as degrading Ukrainian’s national infrastructure has become a key element of Russia’s strategic approach to the campaign.
Operational update regarding russian invasion as of 06.00, November 17, 2022
The two hundred sixty-seventh (267) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine have repelled attacks by occupiers in the areas of Stelmakhivka and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Verkhnyokamianske, Soledar, Nevelske, Maryinka and Pervomaiske in the Donetsk region.
The enemy does not stop shelling the positions of our troops and settlements near the contact line. The russian occupiers launched 4 air strikes and 6 missile strikes, carried out more than 40 MLRS attacks from rocket salvo systems. Also, during the past day, objects of the civil infrastructure of the city of Zaporizhzhia were hit by a missile.
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 missile and air strikes on the territory of Ukraine remains.
The enemy shelled in such other directions:
in the Slobozhansk direction – from mortars and barrel artillery, in the areas of Starytsa and Ambarne settlements of the Kharkiv region;
in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions – from tanks and artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Kupyansk, Kyslivka, Krokhmalne, Berestove, Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Makiivka and Ploshanka;
in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks and the entire range of artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Serebryanka, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Zelenopillia, Andriivka, Kurdyumivka and Ozaryanivka;
in the Avdiivka direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the districts of New York, Krasnohorivka, Kamianka, Avdiivka, Pervomaiskyi, Nevelske and Maryinka;
in the Novopavlivka direction – from artillery of various types, in the areas of Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, Prechystivka and Vremivka;
in the Zaporizhzhia direction – from tanks and artillery of various calibers, in the areas of the settlements of Hulyaipilske, Novoandriivka and Shcherbaki.
In the Kherson direction, Zelenivka, Chornobayivka and Kherson were hit by artillery fire.
The settlements of Nikopol and Chervonogrigorivka of the Dnipropetrovsk region were also struck by the fire of russian barrel and rocket artillery.
The russian invaders continue to suffer losses. According to detailed information, on November 15, in the city of Melitopol, Ukrainian soldiers destroyed the headquarters of one of the enemy units. As a result of the actions of the Defense Forces, two ammunition depots, two units of BM-21 „Grad“ and an anti-aircraft missile complex S-300 were destroyed in the areas of the settlements of Kinsky Rozdory, Vladivka and Blahovishchenka of Zaporizhzhia region. Also, the enemy lost about 100 people killed and wounded.
In the Kakhovka district, the enemy intensified filtering measures after effective fire damage by the Defense Forces against its positions. In Kakhovka itself, russian invaders mine infrastructure and destroy cell towers.
The russian occupiers do not stop trying to implement their own and destroy Ukrainian culture on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. According to available information, all textbooks on the history of Ukraine were seized in the city of Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia oblast, for further destruction. At the request of the self-proclaimed authorities of the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast, the so-called „honorary titles“ were awarded to the cities of Horlivka and Mariupol by the decrees of the president of the russian federation.
During the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine struck 2 positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.
Over the past day, units of the missile forces and artillery of the Defence Forces hit 2 control points, 6 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 3 ammunition warehouses, as well as 3 other important objects of the occupiers.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (17 November 2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
High-precision missile attacks laucnhed by the Russian Aerospace Forces near Pavlograd (Dnepropetrovsk region) have resulted in the destruction of the workshops at a manufacturing facility that produced fuel and rocket engines for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). The attacks have also resulted in the destruction of the workshops at Iskra research and production plant in Zaporozhye, which produced electronic components to repair radar stations of the AFU and multiple-launch rocket systems.
In Kupyansk direction, pre-emptive attack laucnhed at an AFU manpower concentration area has resulted in the prevention of the enemy’s attempt to attack Russian positions towards Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic). Up to 20 Ukrainian personnel, and 2 armoured motor vehicles have been eliminated.
In Krasny Liman direction, the operation of Russian artillery, Army Aviation and heavy flamethrower systems has resulted in the frustration of the attempts made by 5 AFU company tactical groups to launch attacks towards Kolomyichikha, Makeevka, Ploschanka, Chervonopopovka and Chervonaya Dibrova (Luganks People’s Republic).
The enemy has suffered casualties of up to 100 Ukrainian personnel, 1 tank, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 2 armoured motor vehicles, and 3 pickups.
In South Donetsk direction, Russian forces have established full control over the road between Pavlovka and Nikolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic). Moreover, intensive action of Russian forces has resulted in the prevention of 3 attacks of up to 3 AFU company tactical groups from Prechistovka, Ugledar and Novomikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). Firepower’s operation has resulted in halting and scattering the enemy units. Over 60 Ukrainian personnel, 2 tanks, and 6 armoured fighting vehicles have been eliminated.
In Lisichansk direction, the personnel of 81-st Airmobile Brigade of the AFU that operate in Belogorovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) refused to subordinate to the command and to fulfil combat tasks due to large casualties and low morale. The militants sent to Belogorovka from one of the Ukrainian Nazi groups executed by shooting 5 Ukrainian servicemen to impose order and to intimidate the Brigade’s personnel.
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised one AFU command post near Naddnepryanskoye, and one signal node of the AFU near Chernobayevka (Kherson region), as well as, 74 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 166 areas.
Within the counterbattery warfare, two Ukrainian launching ramps for Uragan multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) have been destroyed near Zhovtnevoye (Kharkov region). Moreover, 2 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery warfare radars have been destroyed near Maryinka and Razdolovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Air defence facilities have shot down 6 unmanned aerial vehicles near Yegorovka, Novoukrainka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Chernopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
Moreover, 15 rocket-propelled projectiles, including 11 rocket-propelled projectiles laucnhed by HIMARS MLRS, have been intercepted near Guselskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Zimogorye (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Skadovsk (Kherson region). In addition, 2 rocket-propelled projectiles launched by Uragan MLRS have been shot down near Strelechya (Kharkov region), and 2 launched by Olkha MLRS near Rubezhnoye and Makeevka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
In total, 333 airplanes and 177 helicopters, 2,520 unmanned aerial vehicles, 388 air defence missile systems, 6,668 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 894 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,589 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,259 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Operational update regarding russian invasion as of 18.00, November 17, 2022
he two hundred sixty-seventh (267) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
During the day, the enemy carried out 5 air strikes and 25 missile strikes, carried out more than 10 attacks from rocket salvo systems.
During the day, the russian occupiers, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of warfare, launched rocket attacks on civilian infrastructure objects in the settlements of Dnipro and Odesa, Balakliya in the Kharkiv oblast, Vilniansk in the Zaporizhia oblast, Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast, and Ochakiv in the Mykolaiv oblast.
According to detailed information, this day the Defense Forces shot down 2 cruise missiles, 2 guided air missiles and 5 Shahed-136 UAVs in different directions.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
The enemy shelled in such other directions:
in the Slobozhansky direction – from tanks and the entire range of artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Ambarne, Hlyboke, Dvorichna, Zemlianka, Kolodyazne, Krasne, Kupyansk, Staritsa, Strilecha and Figolivka of the Kharkiv oblast;
in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions – from artillery of various calibers, in the areas of Berestove, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Krokhmalne, Pishchane and Tabaivka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; Grekivka, Novoselivske, Ploshanka and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk oblast and Kolodyaz and Torske in the Donetsk oblast;
in the Bakhmut direction – from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Zelenopillia, Klishchiivka, Opytne, Rozdolivka, Soledar and Yakovlivka settlements in Donetsk oblast;
in the Avdiivka direction – from artillery of various calibers, in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Nevelske, New York and Pervomayske settlements of the Donetsk oblast;
in the Novopavlivsk direction – from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of Bohoyavlenka, Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka, Vuhledar and Prechystivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast;
in the Zaporizhzhia direction – from the entire range of artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Hulyaipilske, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Novoandriivka, Novomykolaivka, Olhivske and Pavlivka of the Zaporizhia oblast and Illinka and Chervonohryhorivka of the Dnipropetrovsk oblast;
in the Kryvy Rig direction – from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of Kachkarivka, Mykhailivka and Osokorivka of the Kherson oblast.
In the Kherson direction, the areas of Antonivka, Zelenivka, Mykolaivka, Kherson and Chornobayivka settlements of the Kherson region were hit by artillery fire.
A draft law is being prepared in the russian federation, which provides for the legalization of conscription for military service from the spring of 2023 for citizens of Ukraine who live in temporarily occupied territories and have received a passport of a citizen of the russian federation.
According to the available information, about 650 prisoners were recruited in the correctional facilities of the russian federation during the previous week. They were sent to the Rostov region for further training. Medical assistance for the specified category of persons, in case of injury, will be provided exclusively in medical facilities in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
In some settlements of the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, the enemy intensified administrative and police measures. In particular, entrances to the village of Rubizhne from the directions of Kreminnaya and Varvarivka are closed. The movement of civilians in the city is restricted and filtering measures have been intensified.
In Mariupol, the occupying authorities plan to deploy units of the russian guard, special purpose and rapid response units, with a total number of up to 400 people.
russian occupying forces continue the forced evacuation of the population of Ukraine and the removal of property from the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson oblast. In particular, on the night of November 16, the occupiers forcibly removed the population from Novokyivka. In addition, the central city hospital in Nova Kakhovka ceased to function because all medical equipment and ambulances were stolen and taken away in the direction of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
During the current day, units of the missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 3 control points, 17 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 5 ammunition depots and 3 other important enemy objects.