Nachgetragen fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 21. November 2022:
• Nachdem die deutsche Verteidigungsministerin Christine Lambrecht Polen die Stationierung von Flugabwehrbatterien des Typs Patriot der Bundeswehr angeboten hatte, reagierte der polnische Verteidigungsminister Mariusz Błaszczak umgehend: Die Abwehrstellungen, schlug er am Montag vor, sollten an der Grenze zur Ukraine aufgestellt werden:
Lambrecht hatte den Vorschlag in einem Zeitungsinterview gemacht; als Reaktion auf den Einschlag von Raketenteilen in einem polnischen Dorf an der ukrainischen Grenze am 15. November. Bereits unmittelbar danach hatte ihr Ministerium angekündigt, deutsche Eurofighter-Kampfjets zur Verstärkung der polnischen Luftverteidigung zu entsenden.
In einer Mitteilung nach einer Videokonferenz von Lambrecht und Błaszczak hieß es, die Details für den Einsatz der Patriot sollten jetzt die Fachleute ausarbeiten:
Ergänzung: Nach Angaben des polnischen Verteidigungsministers sagte Lambrecht in dem Gespräch zu, die Raketenwerfer des deutschen Patriot-Systems an der Grenze zur Ukraine zu stationieren:
Ich habe ein Gespräch mit Ch. Lambrecht geführt. Die deutsche Verteidigungsministerin bestätigte ihre Bereitschaft, Patriot-Werfer an der Grenze zu Ukraine zu stationieren. Offen ist noch die Version des Systems, wie schnell sie eintreffen und wie lange sie stationiert sein werden. Ich freue mich auf die rasche Vorlage von Einzelheiten durch Deutschland.
(übersetzt mit deepl.com)
• Das Update der Internationalen Atomenergieagentur zur Lage des Atomkraftwerks Saporischja:
An expert team of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today assessed the extent of damage caused by intense shelling over the weekend at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said. They were able to confirm that – despite the severity of the shelling – key equipment remained intact and there were no immediate nuclear safety or security concerns, the Director General said.
The four IAEA nuclear safety, security and safeguards experts currently staying at the site were briefed by management and then conducted an extensive visit of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant to assess first-hand the physical impact of shelling that occurred on Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning, in one of the most serious such incidents at the facility in recent months, Director General Grossi said.
The status of the six reactor units is stable, and the integrity of the spent fuel, the fresh fuel and the low, medium and high-level radioactive waste in their respective storage facilities was confirmed, the team said.
Nevertheless, the IAEA experts still observed widespread damage across the site. “This is a major cause of concern as it clearly demonstrates the sheer intensity of the attacks on one of the world’s largest nuclear power plants,” Director General Grossi said.
The team’s observations included damage to condensate storage tanks that caused non-radioactive leaking, several impacts on the main road along the plant’s reactors as well as on a site railway that is out of service, a pressurised air pipeline hit by shrapnel, two impacts on the roof of a special auxiliary building, minor visible damage to a sprinkler charging pipeline, as well as two impacts in a guardhouse area.
Operating and maintenance staff have already begun repairing some of the damage and plant personnel are also cleaning up the site following the weekend attacks, the IAEA team said.
The IAEA team also reported that there had been no further attacks on the plant overnight or so far today, though there had been shelling in the area of the nearby city of Enerhodar and the industrial area.
Senior site management separately informed the IAEA team that four of the ZNPP’s reactors remained in cold shutdown and two in hot shutdown, continuing to produce steam and hot water for the site and Enerhodar, where many plant workers and their families live.
In the wake of the renewed attacks, the Director General intensified his consultations aimed at establishing a protection zone at the plant.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Over the last seven days, intense artillery exchanges have continued around the Svatove sector in Luhansk Oblast in north-eastern Ukraine.
As on other parts of the front, Russian forces continue to prioritise constructing defensive positions, almost certainly partially manned by poorly trained mobilised reservists.
With Russia’s south-western front line now more readily defendable along the east bank of the Dnipro River, the Svatove sector is likely now a more vulnerable operational flank of the Russian force.
As a significant population centre within Luhansk Oblast, Russian leaders will highly likely see retaining control of Svatove as a political priority.
However, commanders are likely struggling with the military realities of maintaining a credible defence, while also attempting to resource offensive operations further south in Donetsk.
Both Russian defensive and offensive capability continues to be hampered by severe shortages of munitions and skilled personnel.
Operational update of General Staff of UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 06.00, November 21, 2022
The two hundred seventy-first (271) 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 units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine, continues to conduct offensive actions in certain directions.
Over the past day, our soldiers repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Bakhmut, Bilohorivka, Kurdyumivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Pervomaiske, Pidhorodne, Spirne, Stelmakhivka and Yakovlivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has launched 2 missile strikes and more than 60 MLRS attacks. Objects of civil infrastructure in the city of Kupyansk, Kharkiv oblast, were hit by russian missiles.
In the Volyn, Polissya, and Siverskyi directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, in the border areas of the Belgorod region, the enemy continues to carry out the task of covering the russian-Ukrainian border, conducting demonstration and provocative actions, with designated units. It carried out mortar shelling in the areas of Ambarne, Bochkove, Veterynarne, Ohirtseve and Starytsa settlements of the Kharkiv oblast.
In the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, the enemy is defending on previously occupied lines. Artillery shelling was recorded, in particular, in the areas of Krokhmalne and Tabaivka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; Makiivka, Nevske, Novoselivske, Ploshanka and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk oblast and Berestove in the Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Conducts shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Verkhnyokamyanske, Vesele, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Ozaryanivka, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Rozdolivka, Soledar , Spirne and Yakovlivka in the Donetsk oblast.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions. The areas of Bohoyavlenka, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva and Prechystivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast were affected by the enemy’s artillery fire; Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Malynivka, Orihiv, Stepove and Charivne in the Zaporizhzhia oblast and the city of Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the enemy is conducting positional defense, improving fortification equipment and logistical support of advanced units. In order to confirm the positions of our troops and adjust artillery fire, UAVs are used to conduct aerial reconnaissance. The enemy fired from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Vesele, Vysuntsi, Klapai and the city of Kherson.
In the Lyubymivka settlement of the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region, the occupiers, under the guise of searching for sabotage and intelligence groups, illegally break into private houses and loot the property of local residents.
It has been confirmed that a column of russian occupation forces was hit in the area of Syroyine settlement of Luhansk oblast. Information on enemy losses is being clarified.
Forced resettlement of local residents continues in the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk oblast. In particular, residents of Bilovodsk were forcibly relocated to the city of Luhansk.
During the current day, the aviation of the Defence Forces struck the enemy 6 times: 3 on the areas where the occupiers are concentrated and 3 on the positions of enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.
During the current day, units of missile forces and artillery of the Defence Forces hit 2 control points, an ammunition depot, 5 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment and 2 other important enemy objects.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (21 November 2022)
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.
In South Donetsk direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) units have tried unsuccessfully to counterattack to regain lost areas near Novomikhailovka, Vladimirovka and Pavlovka. The AFU have failed an attempt to attack Russian troops towards Novodarovka. Artillery strikes and the actions of assault groups have halted the AFU units and drove them back to their initial positions. The enemy has suffered casualties of up to 70 personnel. 1 tank, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, 5 armoured vehicles and 5 motor vehicles have been destroyed.
In Kupyansk direction, pre-emptive fire from artillery and heavy flamethrower systems at the AFU areas of concentration of manpower has thwarted an attempt by the enemy to attack towards Kuzyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
More than 35 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured vehicles and 4 pick-up trucks have been eliminated.
In Krasniy Liman direction, the enemy has attempted to attack with 2 company tactical groups towards Golikovo and Chernopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). The enemy has been dispersed by artillery fire at the AFU concentrations areas.
More than 20 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 infantry fighting vehicles and 1 armoured vehicle have been destroyed.
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised AFU command posts near Shevchenkovo (Kharkov region), Krasniy Liman (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Kamyshevakha and Preobrazhenka (Zaporozhye region), as well as 54 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 124 areas.
The AFU sabotage and reconnaissance group has been eliminated, while attempting to cross to the left bank of the Dnepr River near Dneprovskoye (Kherson region).
A warehouse of weapons and military equipment belonging to the AFU has been destroyed near Kramatorsk (Donetsk region).
In the course of counter-battery warfare near Pylnaya (Kharkov region), 2 Uragan multiple-lauch rocket systems (MLRS) have been hit in firing positions from which the territory of Belgorod region had been shelled.
In addition, 5 unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down by anti-aircraft defence forces near Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic), Pokrovskoye and Makeyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Kakhovka (Kherson region).
Moreover, 11 rocket-propelled projectiles launched by Uragan and Olkha MLRS have been intercepted near Strelechya (Kharkov region) and Novotroitskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In total, 333 airplanes and 177 helicopters, 2,543 unmanned aerial vehicles, 388 air defence missile systems, 6,743 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 901 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,607 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,302 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 21, 2022
The two hundred seventy-first (271) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy continues armed aggression against our state, does not stop striking industrial facilities. It tries to keep the temporarily captured territories, concentrates its efforts on restraining the actions of the Defense Forces, implements equipment in the engineering aspect of the defense line, and continues to conduct offensive actions in certain directions. Conducts aerial reconnaissance.
During the current day, the enemy launched 1 air strike, 2 missile strikes and launched more than 10 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops along the contact line.
In the Volyn, Polissya, and Siverskyi directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of offensive groups have been detected.
In the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions, the enemy continues to hold separate units of his troops.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Veterynarne, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Starytsa, Ohirtseve, Zarubinka, Ambarne and Dvorichna settlements of the Kharkiv oblast.
In the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, the enemy is conducting a defense, fired from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of settlements, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Pishchane and Krokhmalne of the Kharkiv oblast; Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Ploshanka and Makiivka in the Luhansk oblast and Yampolivka, Torske and Berestove in the Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. In the Novopavlivsk direction, the enemy is actively defending the captured lines. Conducts shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery at objects in the areas of 21 settlements. Among them are Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Vodyane, Vuhledar, Soledar, Mayorsk, Maryinka and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk oblast.
The enemy is on the defensive in the Zaporizhzhia direction. Fired our positions with mortars, barrel artillery and multiple rocket launchers. Areas of 9 settlements were damaged by enemy artillery fire.
In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the enemy is creating an echeloned defense system, improving fortification equipment and logistical support of advanced units, and not stopping artillery fire at the positions of our troops and settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River. Directed fire from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Osokorivka, Havrylivka, Mylovo, Shlyahove, Vesele, Vysuntsi, Veletenske, Stanislav and Kherson settlements.
On the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, measures of covert mobilization to the ranks of the russian occupying forces are ongoing. In particular, in the city of Simferopol, on November 19 of this year, a meeting was held with the participation of the so-called heads of law enforcement agencies with representatives of the city administration and heads of village councils. The main issue of this meeting was the non-fulfillment of the determined quantitative indicators of mobilization.
In order to solve the mentioned problem, from November 21, 2022, representatives of the so-called military commissariats and the police in the mentioned temporarily occupied territory started handing out summonses for signature.
During the current 24 hours, the Ukrainian aviation struck the enemy’s concentration area. The units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces, in turn, hit the control post, the warehouse of fuel and lubricant materials, and the area of concentration of personnel, weapons, and military equipment.