Fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 28. November 2022:
• Wenig überraschend hat NATO-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg vor Beginn des NATO-Außenministertreffens in Rumänien Russland vorgeworfen, mit der Zerstörung ziviler Infrastruktur den Winter als Waffe zu nutzen, und die weitere Unterstützung der Ukraine zugesichert:
So what we have seen over the last weeks is horrific attacks against Ukrainian cities, critical infrastructure and also residential areas. And what we see is that President Putin is trying to destroy the power system, the gas infrastructure and basic services for the Ukrainian people. And by doing that, when we enter winter, demonstrates that President Putin is now trying to use a weapon or use the winter as a weapon of war against Ukraine. And this is horrific, and we need to be prepared for more attacks. That’s the reason why NATO Allies have stepped up their support to Ukraine. Also with additional air defence systems, Allies are providing advanced air defence systems and different systems that can both address the threats that are represented by the different types of drones but also cruise and ballistic missiles and I expect that one of the messages from the Foreign Ministerial meeting here in Bucharest will be the need to further step up the provision both of air defence systems but also of course, spare parts, training and ammunition to the different air defence systems, because we need to help Ukraine to defend themselves against this horrific type of warfare.
• Die USA prüfen laut einem Bericht von Reuters, der Ukraine Waffen mit größerer Reichweite als bisher zu liefern:
The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more arms. (…)
Boeing’s proposed system, dubbed Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), is one of about a half-dozen plans for getting new munitions into production for Ukraine and America’s Eastern European allies, industry sources said.
Although the United States has rebuffed requests for the 185-mile (297km) range ATACMS missile, the GLSDB’s 94-mile (150km) range would allow Ukraine to hit valuable military targets that have been out of reach and help it continue pressing its counterattacks by disrupting Russian rear areas.
Russia postponed nuclear weapons talks with the United States set to take place this week in Cairo, the U.S. State Department said on Monday, with neither side giving a reason for the postponement.
Officials from the two countries were scheduled to meet in the Egyptian capital from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6 to discuss resuming inspections under the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty, which had been suspended in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
„The Russian side informed the United States that Russia has unilaterally postponed the meeting and stated that it would propose new dates,“ a State Department spokesperson said in a statement.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Despite its liberation by Ukrainian forces on 11 November 2022, Kherson city in southern Ukraine continues to suffer daily bombardment by Russian artillery. On 24 November 2022 alone, 10 people were killed.
On 27 November 2022, a recent high of 54 shelling incidents were reported in the area.
The city is vulnerable because it remains in range of most of Russia’s artillery systems, now firing from the east bank of the Dnipro River, from the rear of newly consolidated defensive lines.
Much of the damage is likely being inflicted in Kherson by Russia’s use of multiple rocket launchers, principally BM-21 Grad systems.
Operational update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 06.00, November 28, 2022
The two hundred seventy-eighth (278) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy is concentrating its efforts on restraining the actions of units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine. The transfer of personnel and military equipment of the enemy to equip units that have suffered losses continues. It is expected that some units of the enemy will be transferred from the territory of the republic of belarus after they acquire combat capabilities.
Over the past 24 hours, units of the Defence Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Andriivka, Novobakhmutivka, Opytne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Novomykhailivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast.
The enemy launched 4 rocket attacks on civilian targets in Rozumivka, Zaporizhzhia oblast, and Musiivka, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, and carried out more than 50 MLRS attacks at the positions of our troops and peaceful settlements.
The threat of missile strikes by the russian occupiers on critical infrastructure facilities throughout Ukraine remains.
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.
The units of the belarusian special operations forces, which are part of the regional grouping of the troops of the so-called union state of the russian federation and the republic of belarus, perform the task of strengthening the section of the state border.
In the Siversky direction, mortar and artillery shelling was recorded near the settlements of Yanzhulivka, Mykolaivka and Halaganivka in the Chernihiv oblast and Vilna Sloboda in the Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhansk direction, the areas of the settlements of Strilecha, Starytsa, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Bochkove, Budarky, Chuhunivka and Ambarne of the Kharkiv oblast were hit by mortars and rocket artillery.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk direction. It fired from artillery of various types in the Bolohivka, Kamianka, Kupyansk, Kurylivka, Tabaivka, Krokhmalne and Berestove areas of the Kharkiv oblast.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. It fired from the entire variety of artillery in the areas of settlements Makiivka, Nevske and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk oblast and Yampolivka and Torske in the Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, the enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Objects in the areas of Serebryanka, Spirne, Yakovlivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Kurdyumivka, Vesele, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Kurakhove, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk oblast were hit by fire from tanks and artillery.
In the direction of Novopavlivka, the enemy carried out artillery fire on the areas of Vuhledar, Novoukrayinka, Prechistivka, Zolota Nyva and Neskuchne settlements of the Donetsk oblast.
The occupiers are conducting defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia area. Attacks from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery on the positions of the Defence Forces and the areas of settlements of the Zaporizhzhia oblast, which are not far from the contact line, are recorded.
In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the occupiers are in positional defense. Artillery shelling of units of our troops and settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River, in particular the city of Kherson, does not stop.
The enemy continues to suffer significant losses. It has been confirmed that an object of the russian invaders was damaged in the area of Enerhodar settlement. On November 26 this year, 6 units of military equipment of various types were destroyed and about 30 servicemen were injured. As a result of the actions of the Defense Forces, about 80 invaders were injured in the areas of Polohy and Chernihivka settlements of the Zaporizhzhia oblast. The number of dead occupiers is being specified.
About 30 pieces of damaged military equipment of the enemy under repair were recorded in the village of Hola Prystan, Kherson oblast.
In order to discredit the Defence Forces, the russian occupiers are shelling populated areas, shifting the responsibility to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In addition, the enemy spreads misinformation that Ukrainian citizens from the liberated territories are detained by the Ukrainian military to increase the exchange fund, accusing them of collaborating with the occupiers.
During the day, units of the missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 4 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as one other important military object of the enemy.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (28 November 2022)
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.
As a result of a high-precision weaponry strike by the Russian Air Force on the concentration of manpower and military equipment of the AFU 17th Tank Brigade near Moiseyevka station (Dnepropetrovsk region), eight armoured vehicles and five motor vehicles have been destroyed while they were being loaded onto railroad transport. In addition, more than 100 Ukrainian servicemen have been eliminated.
In Kupyansk direction, the enemy, using 2 company tactical groups, attempted to attack Russian positions in the direction of Kuzyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). The attacks have been repulsed and the AFU units have been pushed back to their initial positions near Berestovoye (Kharkov region). More than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 2 armoured personnel carriers and 1 pickup truck have been eliminated.
In Krasniy Liman direction, towards Serebryanskoye Lesnichestvo (Lugansk People’s Republic), Russian artillery fire has struck two AFU company tactical groups that were advancing towards Chervonaya Dibrova. The firepower’s operation has resulted in scattering the enemy units. More than 30 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured vehicles and 3 pick-up trucks have been eliminated.
In Artyomovsk direction, the enemy with 4 AFU company tactical groups tried to counterattack towards Belogorovka, Bakhmutskoye, Yakovlevka and Ivangrad (Donetsk People’s Republic) in order to stop the advance of Russian troops. Firepower’s operation has resulted in halting and scattering the enemy units. Over 80 Ukrainian personnel and mercenaries, 1 tank, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 pickups and 1 motor vehicle have been eliminated.
In the South Donetsk direction, 2 counterattacks by the AFU have been repelled by artillery strikes and actions of Russian assault groups near Neskuchnoye and Oktyabr (Donetsk People’s Republic). More than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured fighting vehicles and 1 infantry fighting vehicle have been eliminated.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised eight AFU strongpoints near Sinkovka, Kruglyakovka (Kharkov region), Pobeda, Vodyanoye, Prechistovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Dudchany, Kazatskoye and Tokarevka (Kherson region), and 57 artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 124 areas. 2 munition depots of the AFU have been destroyed near Terny and Kurdyumovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The Russian anti-aircraft defence means have shot down 7 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) near Zhitlovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Soledar, Volnovakha (Donetsk People’s Republic), Skadovsk and Chaplinka (Kherson region).
Moreover, 2 HARM anti-radar missiles have been intercepted near Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region).
In total, 333 airplanes and 177 helicopters, 2,572 unmanned aerial vehicles, 390 air defence missile systems, 6,866 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 904 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,624 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,395 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Operational update regarding russian invasion as of 18.00, November 28, 2022
The two hundred seventy-eighth (278) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy launched about 10 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops and civilian objects.
There is still a threat of the enemy launching missile strikes against critical infrastructure facilities deep within the territory of Ukraine. In particular, the enemy keeps the aviation group and cruise missile carrier ships in readiness.
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, the russian occupiers fired mortars and rocket artillery at the areas of Kozacha Lopan, Strilecha, Ohirtseve, Budarka and Chuhunivka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast.
In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy is defending previously occupied lines. It fired mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kupyansk, Tabaivka, Krokhmalne and Berestove in Kharkiv oblast.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy is concentrating on conducting offensive operations. Shelling using the entire range of artillery was recorded near Makiivka and Nevske in the Luhansk oblast and Yampolivka and Torske in Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, the enemy continues to attempt offensive actions. It fired tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Yakovlivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk oblast.
In the direction of Novopavlivka, the enemy fired artillery at the positions of the Defense Forces and the areas of the settlements of Vuhledar and Neskuchne in Donetsk oblast.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the occupiers are on defensive. Areas of the settlements of Vremivka, Novosilka, Novopil, Chervone, Zaliznychne, Dorozhnyanka and Kamianske of Zaporizhzhia oblast were hit by fire.
In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the enemy is defending positions in temporarily occupied territories. Artillery shelling of settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River, including the city of Kherson, does not stop.
According to the available information, starting today, the occupiers have forbidden entry to the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP to plant workers who refused to sign contracts with rosatom.
russian invaders continue to die ingloriously in Ukraine. For example, one of the units of the russian occupation forces in the Luhansk oblast lost up to 70% of its personnel last week. In the area of the settlement of Babyne, Kherson oblast, the damage to the enemy’s command post was confirmed, up to 5 pieces of military equipment were destroyed, information about the dead and wounded servicemen is being clarified.
Near the settlement of Starobohdanivka, Zaporizhzhia region, the Defense Forces damaged a railway bridge, which was used by the occupiers to deliver weapons and military equipment.