Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 25. Dezember 2022

Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 25. Dezember 2022:

• Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin hat erneut der Ukraine und dem Westen die Schuld dafür zugewiesen, dass es nicht zu Verhandlungen über den Krieg gegen das Nachbarland komme. Er erneuerte auch die Aussage, Russland habe zum Schutz seiner Interessen keine andere Chance als den Angriffskrieg gehabt. Von Reuters:

Russia is ready to negotiate with all parties involved in the war in Ukraine but Kyiv and its Western backers have refused to engage in talks, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview aired on Sunday. (…) „We are ready to negotiate with everyone involved about acceptable solutions, but that is up to them – we are not the ones refusing to negotiate, they are,“ Putin told Rossiya 1 state television in the interview. (…)
„I believe that we are acting in the right direction, we are defending our national interests, the interests of our citizens, our people. And we have no other choice but to protect our citizens,“ Putin said.

(Ein Transkript des Interviews wurde vom Kreml selbst bislang nicht veröffentlicht; wird ggf. nachgetragen)

Der ukrainische Präsidentenberater Mykhailo Podolyak reagierte eindeutig:

• Das britische Intel Update wurde am (heutigen) ersten Weihnachtstag, offensichtlich aufgrund dieses Feiertags, erstmals nicht veröffentlicht.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06.00, on December 25, 2022
The three hundred fifth (305) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
Over the past day, the enemy launched 5 missile and air strikes. It also carried out more than 90 MLRS attacks from multiple rocket launchers, in particular, on civilian objects in Kherson, killing civilians.
The enemy is concentrating its efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Lyman, Bakhmut, and Avdiivka areas. It does not stop trying to improve the tactical position in the Kupyansk direction.
Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Lyman Pershyi, Kharkiv oblast, Stelmakhivka, Novoselivske, Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka in Luhansk oblast, and Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Pivnichne, Krasnohorivka, Vesele, and Maryinka in Donetsk oblast.
In the Volyn, Polissya, and Siverskyi directions, the situation has not changed significantly, the enemy maintains a military presence, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
In the Siverskyi direction, the invaders shelled the civilian infrastructure of Vyntorivka, Ryzhivka, and Vorozhba, Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhansk direction, areas of the settlements of Huryiv Kozachok, Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Kudiivka, Hoptivka, Strilecha, Krasne, Ternova, Starytsa, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Nesterne, Zemlianky, Khatne and Ambarne of the Kharkiv oblast were hit by mortar and artillery fire.
In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Kupyansk, Kislivka, Tabaivka, Kotlyarivka and Krokhmalne in the Kharkiv oblast and Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka and Myasozharivka in the Luhansk oblast.
On the Lyman direction, Makiyivka, Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka, Dibrova in the Luhansk oblast, as well as Terny in the Donetsk oblast came under fire.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Zvanivka, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Paraskoviivka, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Opytne, Stupochky, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Bila Hora, Oleksandro-Shultine, Diliivka, Kleban- Byk, Ozaryanivka, Pivnichne and New York of Donetsk oblast.
Vesele, Kam’yanka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Heorgiivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk oblast came under the influence of fire in the Avdiivka direction.
In the direction of Novopavlivsk, the enemy fired tanks and the entire spectrum of artillery at the positions of our troops near Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Novoukrainka, Velyka Novosilka, and Vremivka in the Donetsk oblast.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the areas of the settlements of Malynivka, Chervone, Dorozhnianka, Charivne, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orihiv, Mali Shcherbaky, Stepove, Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia oblast, and Marhanets and Nikopol of the Dnipropetrovsk oblast were affected by artillery shelling.
In the Kherson direction, the enemy continues to shell, in particular, the civilian infrastructure of the settlements of Chervonohryhorivka in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast and Burhunka, Antonivka, and Kherson. There are casualties among civilians.
russian occupiers continue to strengthen regime and administrative measures in the temporarily occupied territories of the Zaporizhzhia oblast. In Vasylivka, the occupiers imposed a curfew in the period from December 28 this year to January 4, 2023. Emergency service workers are issued special passes, and other local residents are prohibited from leaving their homes and moving around the settlement.
During the past day, our aircraft made 4 strikes on areas where the invaders were concentrated. Units of the missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 4 control points, 3 areas where the enemy’s manpower is concentrated, the S-300 anti-aircraft missile complex and 3 more important objects of the occupiers.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (25 December 2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, over 30 Ukrainian personnel, 3 infantry fighting vehicles and 3 motor vehicles have been eliminated near Kislovka, Tabayevka and Berestovoye (Kharkov region).
In Krasny Liman direction, 2 company tactical groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have been neutralised by artillery and heavy flamethrower systems near Terny (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Moreover, intensive action of Russian forces has resulted in the elimination of 2 AFU reconnaissance groups that operated towards Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).
The enemy has suffered casualties of up to 60 Ukrainian personnel, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 pickups in the abovementioned direction.
In Donetsk direction, offensive action of Russian forces has resulted in the elimination of over 80 Ukrainian personnel and mercenaries, 2 tanks, 5 armoured fighting vehicles, and 4 motor vehicles.
In South Donetsk direction, 2 company tactical groups from 72nd Mechanised and 68th Chaser Infantry brigades of the AFU, that tried to counterattack the positions of Russian forces towards Pavlovka and Vladimirovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), have been neutralised by artillery.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has lost over 50 Ukrainian personnel in the abovementioned direction.
1 tank, and 3 armoured fighting vehicles have been destroyed.
Missile Troops and Artillery of the Group of Forces have neutralised 58 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and military hardware at 86 areas.
1 provisional base of a unit of foreign mercenaries has been neutralised near Artyomovsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Within the counterbattery warfare, 2 Ukrainian fighting vehicles for Uragan multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) have been destroyed near Seversk (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as two Grad MLRS systems near Makeyevka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
In addition, one Polish Krab self-propelled artillery system has been destroyed near Seversk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
3 U.S.-manufactured M-777 artillery systems have been destroyed at their firing positions near Dobrovolye (Kharkov region), and Pleshcheyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Air defence facilities have shot down 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Zmiyevka, Ploshchanka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Kirillovka, Maliy Kremenchik (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Pologi (Zaporozhye region).
Moreover, 6 rocket-propelled projectiles launched by HIMARS MLRS, and one launched by Uragan MLRS, have been intercepted near Zhitlovka and Krasnorechenskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic), Kuibyshevo (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Mirnoye (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 352 airplanes and 192 helicopters, 2,724 unmanned aerial vehicles, 399 air defence missile systems, 7,240 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 940 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,708 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,747 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18.00, on December 25, 2022
The three hundred fifth (305) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
During the day, the occupiers launched a rocket attack on the Kupyansk district of the Kharkiv oblast. More than 10 attacks were also carried out from MLRS.
The threat of enemy air and missile strikes on critical infrastructure facilities remains throughout the territory of Ukraine.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy fired at the positions of the Defense Forces in the areas of Vyntorivka, Manukhivka, Ryzhivka and Vorozhba settlements of the Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhansk direction, areas of the settlements of Strilecha, Starytsia, Zemlianka, Ustnivka, and Vilkhuvatka of the Kharkiv oblast were hit by mortar and artillery fire.
On the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, more than 25 settlements were hit by fire from tanks and artillery. Among them – Dvorichna, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka and Berestovka in Kharkiv oblast; Ploschanka, Dibrova and Chervonopopivka of Luhansk oblast and Yampolivka – Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiiv directions, the occupiers shelled the districts of more than 20 settlements. In particular, these are Spirne, Berestove, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Opytne, Ozaryanivka and New York of the Donetsk oblast.
In the direction of Novopavlivsk, the enemy inflicted fire on the areas of Vugledar, Velyka Novosilka, and Vremivka in Donetsk oblast.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, enemy shelling was recorded near more than 20 settlements. Among them are Hulyaipole, Chervone, Stepove, Mali Shcherbaky, Shcherbaky and Charivne of the Zaporizhzhia oblast, and Nikopol of the Dnipropetrovsk oblast.
russian occupiers, for the purpose of intimidation, continue chaotic shelling of the civilian population in the liberated towns and villages along the right bank of the Dnipro River. The city of Beryslav, Kherson oblast, is subjected to systematic mortar shelling. Also, in the Kherson direction, the civil infrastructure of the settlements of Kherson, Respublikanets, Tyahynka, Zelenivka, Inzhenerne, Antonivka, Sadove, and Veletenske was damaged by shelling. There are casualties among civilians.
The damage to the invaders‘ manpower and equipment in the previous days has been confirmed. So, in the Donetsk oblast, 4 self-propelled artillery systems 2C7 „Pion“ were destroyed. And in the Zabaryne district of the Kherson oblast, the headquarters of the occupiers was hit, where a meeting of officers of the southern military district of the armed forces of the russian federation was held. As a result, up to 70 servicemen were injured. The number of dead is being clarified.
During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces made 2 strikes on the concentration areas of the occupiers, and units of the missile forces and artillery hit 5 control points and the area of concentration of the enemy’s manpower.