Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 24. November 2022:

Unstimmigkeiten zwischen Polen und Deutschland über die angebotene deutsche Unterstützung für die Luftverteidigung Polens und unvermindert anhaltende russische Angriffe auf die Infrastruktur der Ukraine: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg der Sammler am 24. November 2022:

• Nachdem am 15. November Raketentrümmer in einem polnischen Ort  nahe der ukrainischen Grenze eingeschlagen waren, hatte Deutschland Polen weitere Unterstützung bei der Sicherung seines Luftraums zugesagt, unter anderem mit Patriot-Flugabwehrsystemen. Am (gestrigen) Mittwochabend schlug der polnische Verteidigungsminister Mariusz Błaszczak vor, diese Bundeswehr-Flugabwehr solle nicht in Polen stationiert werden – sondern auf ukrainischem Gebiet an deren Westgrenze. Also eine Stationierung von NATO-Waffensystemen in der Ukraine selbst:

Nach weiteren Raketenangriffen Russlands habe ich Deutschland darum gebeten, dass die vorgeschlagenen Patriot-Batterien nach Ukraine verlegt und an der Westgrenze stationiert werden. Dies wird Ukraine vor weiteren Opfern und Stromausfällen bewahren und die Sicherheit an unserer Ostgrenze erhöhen
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Der öffentliche Vorstoß, der nach Medienberichten vom polnischen Ministerpräsidenten Mateusz Morawiecki unterstützt wurde, scheint das deutsche Verteidigungsministerium unvorbereitet getroffen zu haben. Ressortchefin Christine Lambrecht äußerte sich dazu äußerst zurückhaltend und verwies darauf, dass die deutschen Patriot-Feuereinheiten in die integrierte Flug- und Raketenabwehr der NATO eingebunden seien und eine solche Entscheidung nicht ohne Abstimmung mit der Allianz getroffen werden könne. In ihrer Pressekonferenz mit dem estnischen Verteidigungsminister Hanno Pevkur am (heutigen) Donnerstag in Berlin wurde sie gleich drei Mal danach gefragt:



• Die russischen Luftangriffe auf die (Energie)Infrastruktur der Ukraine halten unvermindert an (s. dazu auch die Angaben in den Briefings der Ukraine und Russlands unten). Aus der Übersicht der New York Times:

Utility crews worked through the dark night in snow and freezing rain to stabilize Ukraine’s battered energy grid on Thursday after another destructive wave of Russian missile strikes, restoring essential services like running water and heat in many parts of the country even as millions remained without power. (…)
Families charged their phones, warmed up and gathered information at centers set up in towns and cities during extended power outages. The police in the capital, Kyiv, and in other cities stepped up patrols as the owners of shops and restaurants flipped on generators, or lit candles, and kept working.
“The situation is difficult throughout the country,” said Herman Galushchenko, Ukraine’s energy minister. But by 4 a.m., he said, engineers had managed to “unify the energy system,” allowing power to be directed to critical infrastructure facilities.

• Das britische Intel Update:

In the last two weeks, Russia has likely redeployed major elements of the VDV (airborne forces) to the Donetsk and Luhansk fronts in the Donbas.
From September to October, most of the severely weakened VDV units were dedicated to the defence of Russian-held territory west of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast.
Some VDV units have likely been reinforced with mobilised reservists. Although these poorly trained personnel will dilute VDV’s supposedly elite capability, Russia will likely still allocate these units to sectors deemed especially important.
Potential operational tasks for the VDV include supporting the defence of the Kremina-Svatove area in Luhansk Oblast or reinforcing offensive operations against the Donetsk Oblast town of Bakhmut.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update of General Staff of UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 06.00, November 24, 2022
The two hundred seventy-third (274) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces have repelled attacks by occupiers in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Ozaryanivka, Opytne, and Yakovlivka settlements in the Donetsk oblast.
Over the past day, the enemy launched 78 rocket and 23 air strikes, launched more than 70 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops and populated areas.
In the course of a massive attack on residential buildings and energy infrastructure in the city Kyiv as well as Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts, the russian occupation forces launched 67 cruise missiles and up to 10 Lancet attack UAVs. 51 missiles and 5 specified drones of the Defense Forces of Ukraine were shot down.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Hai and Khrinivka in the Chernihiv oblast and Basivka, Seredyna Buda and Yasna Polyana in the Sumy oblast with rocket and barrel artillery.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, in the border areas of the Belgorod region, the enemy is holding units of its troops to conduct demonstration actions. It periodically fires mortars and barrel artillery at the positions of the Defense Forces, as well as the areas of the settlements of Bologhivka, Veterynarne, Hlyboke, Dvorichne, Izbytske, Krasne, Kudiivka, Ohirtseve, and Strilecha of the Kharkiv oblast.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Cynically shelling from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery, in particular, the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Vilshana, Vyshneve, Kyslivka, Krokhmalne, Tabaivka of the Kharkiv oblast; Makiivka, Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka and Ploschanka in Luhansk oblast and Terny, Torske and Yampolivka in Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on conducting offensive operations. It fired from tanks and the entire range of artillery in the areas of the settlements of Avdiivka, Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Berkhivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Vyimka, Vodyane, Hryhorivka, Klishchiivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Nevelske, Pervomaiske, Rozdolivka and Yakovlivka.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions. Shelling of the areas of the settlements of Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Novopil, Prechystivka and Shakhtarske in the Donetsk oblast and Hulyaipole, Zeleny Hai, Dorozhnyanka, Orihiv, Poltavka, Stepnohirsk, Temyrivka and Chervone in Zaporizhzhia oblast were recorded.
In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the enemy does not stop artillery shelling of the positions of our troops and settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River. It used barrel and rocket artillery for shelling the settlements of Antonivka, Beryslav, Veletenski, Bilozerka, Dniprovske, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Novooleksandrivka, Ponyativka, Stanislav, Tokarivka, Shyroka Balka of the Kherson region and the city of Kherson, conducting positional defense. The enemy is improving the logistical support of advanced units and improving the fortification equipment of the positions in the specified directions.
Work on the manufacture of reinforced concrete structures is actively underway in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Finished products are exported to the city of Armyansk.
The occupying authorities instructed the medical staff of the hospitals of the temporarily occupied Horlivka of the Donetsk oblast to seize the documents of the deceased mercenaries of the private military company „wagner“, not to conduct a forensic examination of the bodies, and to pack them in sanitary bags for transportation. The destination is currently unknown.
During the past 24 hours, the Air Force of the Defense Forces struck 6 areas where the enemy’s personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated, and 2 anti-aircraft missile systems.
Units of the Ukrainian missile forces and artillery hit 4 areas of concentration of personnel and weapons and military equipment, an air defense position and another important enemy object.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (24 November 2022)
On 23 November, Russian Armed Forces launched a massive attack using high-precision long-range air- and ground-based weaponry, at the military control system of Ukraine and energy facilities related to it. The goal of the attack has been reached. All the assigned targets have been neutralised. The strike has disrupted the transfer by rail of the AFU reserves, foreign weapons, military equipment and munition to the areas of combat operations.
Not a single strike was carried out against targets within the city limits of Kiev. All the destruction declared by the Kiev regime in the city was the result of foreign and Ukrainian air defence missiles falling in residential areas of the Ukrainian capital.
In Kupyansk direction, an attempt by the AFU units to attack Russian military positions has been thwarted by pre-emptive artillery fire and air strikes near Berestovoye (Kharkov region). Up to 60 Ukrainian soldiers, 1 armoured combat vehicle and 2 pick-up trucks have been eliminated.
In Krasniy Liman direction, the enemy’s attempts with two company tactical groups to attack have been thwarted by active actions by Russian troops towards Ploshchanka and Chervonopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). More than 15 Ukrainian servicemen, one infantry combat vehicle, a mortar crew and three vehicles have been eliminated.
In South Donets direction, the Ukrainian army’s attempts to counterattack towards Vladimirovka, Pavlovka and Vremevka have been thwarted as a result of the shelling.
In addition, as a result of pre-emptive artillery fire on the AFU company tactical group concentration area, an attempted attack by the enemy towards Levadnoye (Zaporozhye region), was thwarted. The enemy lost more than 50 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, 1 tank, 6 armoured combat vehicles and 3 vehicles.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised the command posts of the 3rd AFU Tank Brigade near Shevchenko (Kharkov region), and the 57th Mountain Assault Brigade near Kazatskoye (Kherson region), as well as 63 artillery units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 152 areas.
AFU Grad multiple-laucn rocket at a firing position near Liptsy (Kharkov region) has been hit within a counter-battery warfare.
A US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar station has been destroyed near Novogrigorovka (Kherson region).
Two US-made AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radar stations have been destroyed in the areas of Konstantinovka and Seversk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
4 unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down by air defence forces near Blagoveshchenka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Novopokrovka (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 333 airplanes and 177 helicopters, 2,558 unmanned aerial vehicles, 390 air defence missile systems, 6,791 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 902 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,616 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,340 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 18.00, on November 24, 2022
The two-hundred-seventy-third (274) 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. It tries to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates its efforts on restraining the actions of the Defence Forces, carries out engineering equipment of defensive lines, continues to conduct offensive operations in certain areas, moves personnel, weapons and military equipment to the areas of hostilities.
During the current day, the russian occupiers carried out 2 airstrikes, carried out 16 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops and civilian objects.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
In the Siverskyi direction in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions, the enemy continues to perform the task of covering the section of the russian-Ukrainian border, conducting demonstration and provocative actions. The areas of the settlements of Hai, Khrinivka and Yasna Polyana in the Chernihiv oblast and Basivka and Seredyna-Buda in the Sumy region were shelled with artillery.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, from the border areas of the Bilhorod region, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Huryiv, Strilecha, Lyptsi, Zelene, Starytsa, Ohirtseve, Fiholivka, and Dvorichna in the Kharkiv oblast with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery. An enemy strike UAV was operating in the area of ​​Zelene settlement.
In the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, the occupiers shelled, in particular, the districts of Berestove, Andriivka, Kurylivka, Kupyansk, and Kislivka of the Kharkiv oblast; Ploschanka and Makiivka in the Luhansk oblast and Yampolivka and Toretsk in the Donetsk region.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, the invaders are concentrating their main efforts on conducting offensive actions. Enemy shelling of objects in the areas of Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, New York, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Opytne, Marinka and Krasnohorivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast was recorded. The enemy also carried out airstrikes near Spirne, Nevelsky and Kamianka.
In the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, the occupiers are defending the previously captured lines. Areas of Oleksandropil, Novobakhmutivka, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, Vremivka, and Zolota Nyva settlements in the Donetsk oblast and Zeleniy Hay, Dorozhnianka, Orihiv, Shcherbaki, and Kam’yanske in Zaporizhzhia oblast were affected by the fire.
In the Kryvyy Rih and Kherson directions, the enemy is improving the fortification equipment and logistical support of the advanced units. Used artillery of various calibers for shelling of Prydnipryanske, Dnipropetrovsk oblast; Mykhailivka, Kachkarivka, Mylovo, Zmiivka, Ivanivka, Antonivka and Chornobayivka in the Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson itself.
According to available information, the enemy intensified counter-sabotage and police measures in the temporarily occupied territories of the Skadovsky district of the Kherson oblast in connection with the effective fire damage to the objects of the russian occupation forces. In particular, in the settlements of Novomykolaivka and Krasne, on November 22 of this year, the occupiers checked the houses, telephones and documents of local residents.
During the current day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 12 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment of the enemy and 2 hits on the positions of enemy anti-aircraft missile systems.