Fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 30. November 2022:
• Als Konsequenz aus den Anschlägen auf die Nordstream-Pipelines soll sich die NATO koordinierend um den Schutz der unterseeischen Infrastruktur ihrer Mitgliedsländer kümmern. Das schlug Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz am (heutigen) Mittwoch bei einem Treffen mit dem norwegischen Ministerpräsidenten Jonas Støre in Berlin vor:
Jonas und ich haben auch im wahrsten Sinne vertieft über den Schutz der kritischen Infrastruktur auf dem Meeresboden gesprochen. Pipelines, Telefonkabel und Internetverbindungen sind Lebensadern für unsere Staaten und müssen ganz besonders gesichert werden. Nicht zuletzt die Anschläge auf die Pipelines von Nord Stream 1 und Nord Stream 2 haben gezeigt, welche großen Risiken hier bestehen. Deshalb haben wir nach den Anschlägen auch rasch gemeinsam reagiert. Drei deutsche Fregatten liefen zu Patrouillen in norwegische Gewässer aus und trugen zur Lagebildaufklärung bei.
Jonas und ich sind überzeugt, dass wir internationale Ansätze noch stärker miteinander koordinieren müssen, um die verschiedenen Möglichkeiten der betroffenen Küstenstaaten einzubeziehen, deren polizeilichen und militärischen Kräfte effizient aufeinander abzustimmen und Akteure wie die Europäische Union und privatwirtschaftliche Unternehmen gut einzubinden.
Für einen solchen Ansatz ist die NATO mit ihren erprobten Koordinierungsfähigkeiten, ihrer maritimen Präsenz und ihrer Expertise sehr geeignet. Unser Ziel muss sein, rasch eine gute, ständige und pragmatische internationale Abstimmung aller relevanten Akteure zum Schutz dieser Infrastruktur zu erreichen und für den Notfall auch eine schnelle Reaktionsfähigkeit sicherzustellen. Wir sind uns einig darin, den NATO-Generalsekretär zu bitten, eine Koordinierungsstelle für den Schutz der Unterwasser-Infrastruktur einzurichten. Damit wollen wir auch ein klares Zeichen nach außen setzen. Den Schutz unserer kritischen Infrastruktur nehmen wir sehr ernst, und niemand soll glauben, dass Angriffe ohne Konsequenzen bleiben würden. Heute Abend werden wir beide darüber auch mit dem NATO-Generalsekretär sprechen.
• Das britische Intel Update:
In July 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved amendments to the 2012 ‘Foreign Agents Law’, which has been widely used to repress opponents of the regime. The new measures are scheduled to come into force on 01 December 2022.
The 2012 law defined ‘foreign agents’ as individuals or organisations who have received financial support from abroad. The amendments will extend the definition to those which are merely under undefined ‘influence or pressure’ of foreign actors.
The Ministry of Justice will also have the power to publish the personal details and addresses of designated ‘foreign agents’, almost certainly placing them at risk of harassment.
The new laws will further extend the repressive powers available to the Russian state. This continues a trend since Putin returned to the presidency in 2012, but which has dramatically accelerated since the invasion of Ukraine.
The Kremlin is likely acting pre-emptively to prevent greater domestic dissent as the conflict remains unresolved and increasingly impacts Russians’ everyday lives.
Operational update of General Staff of UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on November 30, 2022
The two hundred eightieth (280) 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 of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk oblast and Bilohorivka, Bakhmutske, Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Maryinka in the Donetsk oblast.
At the same time, the russian occupiers launched 2 missile strikes on civilian objects in the settlement of Kivsharivka in the Kharkiv oblast and the city of Slovyansk in the Donetsk oblast, carried out 47 airstrikes and 35 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops.
There is still a threat of missile strikes by the russian invaders on the objects of the energy system and critical infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine.
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 fired mortars and artillery systems at the areas of the settlements of Manukhivka, Vorozhba, Prohody, Mykhailivske and Mayske of the Sumy oblast.
In the direction of Slobozhanskyi, areas of the settlements of Vysoka Yaruga, Strilecha, Krasne, Hlyboke, Starytsa, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Ambarne, Petro-Ivanivka and Dvorichne of the Kharkiv oblast were hit by the entire range of artillery.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Fired from tanks and artillery of various types in the areas of settlements Pershotravneve, Orlyanske, Kislivka and Tabaivka in the Kharkiv oblast and Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Nevske, Chervonopivka in the Luhansk oblast. Carried out airstrikes near Makiivka.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiiv areas, the enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Objects in the areas of Spirne, Bilogorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Kurakhove, Nevelske, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast were hit by fire from tanks and artillery. Airstrikes were carried out in the Avdiivka district.
The occupiers are conducting defensive operations in the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia areas. Enemy tank and artillery shelling was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Velyka Novosilka, Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Neskuchne and Novopil in the Donetsk oblast and Olhivske, Zahirne, Orihiv, Novoandriivka and Mali Shcherbaky in Zaporizhzhia. The enemy also carried out airstrikes in the areas of Vuhledar, Olhivske and Stepove.
In the Kherson direction, the district of Kizomys was hit by rocket artillery fire. The enemy does not stop artillery shelling of units of our troops and settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River, in particular the city of Kherson.
During the past week, more than 720 wounded servicemen of units of the Russian occupation forces were delivered to the medical facilities of the temporarily occupied city of Donetsk.
Also, in the temporarily occupied city of Horlivka, one of the civilian hospitals has been repurposed into a military hospital, where civilian access is completely restricted. Only medical personnel are allowed to visit patients.
During the current 24 hours, the Ukrainian aviation made 15 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment and 2 strikes on the positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.
Over the past day, our soldiers shot down 3 UAVs of the Orlan-10 type.
Units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces hit the artillery system and one other important object of the occupiers.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (30 November 2022)
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.
In Donetsk direction, as a result of offensive actions by Russian troops, near Belogorovka and Pershe Travnya (Donetsk People’s Republic) have been fully liberated. Up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 self-propelled artillery units and 6 motor vehicles have been eliminated.
In Kupyansk direction, the enemy with the help of mechanised and tank company tactical groups tried to attack the positions of the Russian troops near Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic). Firepower’s operation has resulted in halting and driving the enemy back to initial positions. Up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 10 tanks, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, 2 armoured personnel carriers, 1 self-propelled artillery unit and 1 motor vehicle have been eliminated.
In Krasniy Liman direction, three AFU company tactical groups, reinforced with tanks, unsuccessfully tried to attack Russian positions towards Ploshchanka, Chervonopopovka and Zhytlovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). The enemy has been defeated by artillery fire, army air strikes and decisive actions by Russian troops. The units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have been driven back to their initial positions. As a result of the shelling, the enemy’s losses in this direction amounted to over 40 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 4 infantry fighting vehicles and 1 munition vehicle.
In South Donetsk direction, three AFU company tactical groups attempted to counterattack Russian positions near Novomikhaylovka, Novodonetskoye and Novosyolka (Donetsk People’s Republic). The counter-attacks have been repelled as a result of gunfire and active actions by Russian units. The enemy has been driven back to its initial positions. More than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, 2 armoured personnel carriers, 1 MT-LB, 1 armoured motor vehicle and 4 motor vehicles have been eliminated.
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised 97 AFU artillery units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 157 areas.
A large warehouse of missile and artillery weapons of the AFU Khortitsa group of troops, where HIMARS, MLRS, Uragan and barrage munition have been stored, has been destroyed near Dnepropetrovsk.
Moreover, two U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-37 counterbattery warfare radars have been destroyed near Minkovka and Chasov Yar (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The command post and communications centre of the 1st Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been destroyed near Toretsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
A platoon of US-made M777 artillery system has been hit at a firing position during a counter-battery battle near Zhovtnevoye (Kharkov region).
1 munition depot of 60th Artillery Brigade of the AFU has been destroyed near Primorskoye (Zaporozhye region).
1 AFU Su-25 aircraft has been shot down near Artyomovsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
8 unmanned aerial vehicles have been also destroyed near Stepnoye, Yegorovka, Vladimirovka, Krasnaya Polyana (Donetsk People’s Republic), Golikovo, Zhytlovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Priyutnoye and Sladkaya Balka (Zaporozhye region).
In addition, 8 HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems have been intercepted near Mostki (Lugansk People’s Republic), Melitopol (Zaporozhye region), Amvrosiyevka, Debaltsevo (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as Olkha missile near Pokrovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In total, 334 airplanes and 177 helicopters, 2,589 unmanned aerial vehicles, 391 air defence missile systems, 6,903 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 904 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,634 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,424 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Operational update regarding russian invasion as of 18.00, November 30, 2022
The two hundred eightieth (280) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy concentrates its efforts on restraining the actions of units of the Defense Forces, carries out engineering equipment of defensive lines and positions, and continues to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut direction. The transfer of personnel and military equipment of the enemy to equip units that have suffered losses is ongoing.
During the day, the occupiers fired 2 rockets at civilian objects in Komyshuvakha, Zaporizhzhia oblast. They carried out 20 airstrikes on the positions of our troops, as well as on the settlement of Bilohirya in the Zaporizhzhia oblast. In addition, the city of Kherson was shelled from MLRS.
There is still a threat of enemy missile strikes on the objects of the energy system and critical infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy’s offensive groups have been detected. The training of individual units of the enemy continues on the training grounds of the republic of belarus.
In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Seredyna Buda, Bilopillya, Budky and Krasnopillya of the Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the enemy continues to hold military units in the border areas of the Bilhorod oblast. Areas of Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Vysoka Yaruga, Strilecha, Hlyboke, Starytsa, Ohirtseve, Budarky, Chuhunivka, Petro-Ivanivka and Dvorichna settlements of Kharkiv oblast were shelled by mortars, barrel and rocket artillery.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Tanks and artillery of various calibers shelled the areas of the settlements of Pershotravneve, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Krokhmalne, Berestove and Druzhelyubivka in the Kharkiv oblast and Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Nevske and Chervonopopivka in the Luhansk oblast.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Objects in the areas of Verkhnokamyanske, Spirne, Vyimka, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Opytne, Klishchiivka, Pivnichne, Zalizne and New York areas were shelled.
The occupiers are trying to improve their tactical position in the Avdiivka direction. The areas of Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast were hit by fire from tanks and artillery of various types.
The enemy is conducting defensive operations in the Novopavlivsk direction. Areas of the settlements of Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, Prechystivka and Velyka Novosilka in Donetsk oblast were hit by artillery fire.
The enemy is also on the defensive in the Zaporozhzhia direction. It shelled the areas of the settlements of Zahirne, Orihiv, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaky and Plavni of the Zaporizhzhia oblast. The city of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, came under direct fire.
The enemy is conducting a positional defense in the Kherson direction. It fired tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery at the positions of our troops. The enemy does not stop shelling the suburbs and the city of Kherson.
In order to replenish the current losses of units of the russian occupation forces, the early graduation of cadets from higher military educational institutions of the russian federation is planned in the first quarter of 2023.
In addition, preparations for the next wave of mobilization scheduled for January-February 2023 are ongoing on the territory of the russian federation.
In the city of Khrustalnyi in the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, the russian occupation authorities announced the end of mobilization. At the same time, the occupiers continue to patrol the city, at the exits from the settlement, a thorough check is carried out on all those who wish to leave.
It has been confirmed that enemy units were hit in the Zaporizhzhia region during November 28-29 of this year. Thus, in the area of Inzhenerne, Polohy and Tokmak settlements, the enemy lost about 100 people wounded, 5 pieces of military equipment were destroyed.
During the current day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 15 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as 2 strikes on the positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.
During the day, Ukrainian rocket launchers and gunners hit 2 areas of concentration of enemy personnel and anti-aircraft missiles and an important object of the occupiers.