Nachgetragen fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 30. Dezember 2022:
• Angesichts der andauernden russischen Luftangriffe gegen die zivile Infrastruktur der Ukraine – nach russischer Lesart: gegen Einrichtungen, die für die Streitkräfte bedeutsam sind – hat der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj für das neue Jahr die Bedeutung eines weiteren Ausbaus der Luftverteidigung herausgestellt. Aus seiner Videoansprache am Freitag:
This year, we not only maintained our air defenses, but we made them stronger than ever. But in the new year Ukrainian air defense will become even stronger, even more effective.
Ukrainian air defense can become the most powerful in Europe, and this will be a guarantee of security not only for our country, but also for the entire continent.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Lieutenant General Yevgeniy Nikiforov is likely in the process of taking over command of Russia’s Western Group of Forces (WGF) in Ukraine.
He would be at least the fourth commander of the formation since the invasion, and replaces Colonel General Sergei Kuzovlev, who was appointed just three months ago.
As the Chief of Staff of Russia’s Eastern Group of Forces (EGF) during the early weeks of the invasion, Nikiforov would have been heavily involved in planning the disastrous attempt by EGF and airborne forces to advance on Kyiv from the north-west, via the Chernobyl area.
WGF is almost certainly currently tasked with holding Russia’s right flank, the area of Luhansk Oblast around Kremina and Svatove. As either side could plausibly attempt an offensive in this sector, Nikiforov assumes an important operational role in the conflict.
The continued churn of senior Russian officers probably reflects internal divisions regarding the Russian Ministry of Defence’s future conduct of the war.
The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 06.00, on December 30, 2022
The three-hundred-tenth (310) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
Over the past day, the enemy launched 85 missile and 35 air strikes, as well as launched 63 MLRS attacks.
The danger of air and missile strikes on the country’s critical infrastructure remains. russian occupiers continue to terrorize the civilian population of Ukraine.
The enemy is trying to advance on the Bakhmut and improve the tactical position in the Lyman and Kupyansk directions.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces have repelled attacks by occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Stelmakhivka and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk oblast and Soledar, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Kamianka, Avdiivka, Vesele, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, and Maryinka in the Donetsk oblast.
The situation remains stable in the Volyn, Polissya, Siversky, and Slobozhansky directions, and no signs of the formation of hostile offensive groups have been detected.
On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the areas of the settlements of Leonivka of the Chernihiv oblast were shelled with artillery; Pavlovka – in Sumy oblast; Hlyboke, Zelene, Ternova, Starytsa, Vovchansk, Bochkove and Chuhunivka in the Kharkiv oblast. The invaders also used army aircraft for the attack near Velyka Pysarivka, Sumy oblast.
Areas of 17 settlements were affected by fire in the Kupiansk and Lyman directions. Among them – Dvorichna, Vilshana, Kotlyarivka, Vyshneve and Kamianka of the Kharkiv oblast; Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka, Nevske, Dibrova in the Luhansk oblast and Torske in the Donetsk oblast. The enemy struck with army aviation forces near Dibrova.
Areas of 20 settlements were shelled in the Bakhmut direction. In particular, Spirne, Berestov, Bilogorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Pidgorodne, Bakhmut, Zalizne, New York, Klishchiivka and Kurdyumivka of the Donetsk region. In addition, the occupiers deployed attack UAVs in the districts of Kurdyumivka, Mayorsk, and Zalizne.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy inflicted fire damage near Avdiivka, Vesele, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka, Donetsk oblast. Airstrikes were recorded near Kamianka and Avdiivka.
In the Novopavlivsk direction, the invaders were fighting with tanks and barrel artillery near Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka, and Neskuchne, Donetsk oblast. An airstrike was carried out in the area of Mykilske.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, more than 25 settlements came under the influence of fire. Among them are Stepove, Olhivske, Dorozhnyanka, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky, Myrne in the Zaporizhzhia oblast and Beryslav, Kozatske, Ivanivka, Chornobayivka and Stanislav in the Kherson oblast. Enemy operational-tactical and army aviation operated in the areas of Hulyaipole and Stepove of the Zaporizhzhia oblast and Novosilka – Kherson oblast.
During the previous day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 12 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons, and military equipment and struck the position of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile complex. And our missile and artillery units hit 5 control points, 5 manpower concentration areas and the occupiers‘ ammunition depot.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (30 December 2022)
On 29 December, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a massive attack, using high-precision long-range air- and sea-based armament, at the military control framework, and the power facilities that ensured operating of Ukrainian defence industry.
The goal of the attack has been reached, all the assigned targets have been neutralised.
The attack has resulted in stopping the production and maintenance of military hardware and ordnance, as well as in terminating the redeployment of reserve forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) from western regions of Ukraine.
The disruption of rail traffic, the foreign-manufactured armament delivered for the AFU is blocked in the rear areas.
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, artillery attack has resulted in the neutralisation of the manpower and hardware of the units from 14th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Petropavlovka, and 92nd Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Kruglyakovka (Kharkov region).
Up to 60 Ukrainian personnel, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, and 2 pickups have been eliminated.
In Krasniy Liman direction, the attacks launched by Russian aviation and artillery at the manpower and hardware of 110th Territorial Defence Brigade near Yampolovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) has resulted in the elimination of over 40 Ukrainian personnel, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, and 5 motor vehicles.
In Donetsk direction, successful offensive operation of Russian forces has resulted in the neutralisation of the units from 25th Airborne Brigade of the AFU near Krasnaya Gora, and 60th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Kleshcheyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The enemy has lost up to 50 Ukrainian personnel, 3 armoured personnel carriers, and 4 pickups in the abovementioned direction.
In South Donetsk direction, the attacks, launched by Army Aviation and artillery at the concentration of the units from 72nd Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Novomikhaylovka, as well as from 108th Territorial Defence Brigade near Prechistovka, have resulted in the elimination of over 70 Ukrainian personnel, 5 armoured fighting vehicles, and 6 motor vehicles.
Missile Troops and Artillery of the groups of forces have neutralised 73 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, as well as manpower and hardware at 86 areas.
1 radar of Ukrainian S-300 air defence missile system has been destroyed near Lebedin (Sumy region).
2 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery warfare radars have been detected and destroyed near Vesyoloye and Chasov Yar (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Moreover, within the counterbattery warfare, 2 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems have been destroyed near Berestovoye and Krasnogorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
1 fighting vehicle of Grad multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS), as well as D-20 and D-30 howitzers have been destroyed near Lozovaya (Kharkov region) and Malinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Fighter Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 MiG-29 of Ukrainian Air Force near Novoyelizavetovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
2 Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopters have been shot down near Druzhkovka and Yablonovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Air defence facilities have shot down 6 fighting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including 3 Strizh jet-propelled UAVs.
In addition, 8 Ukrainian UAVs have been shot down near Kakhovka, Genichesk (Kherson region), Kremennaya and Oborotnovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), as well as 1 Bayraktar TB-2 UAV near Ochakov (Nikolayev region).
8 rocket-propelled projectiles, launched by HIMARS and Uragan MLRS, have been destroyed near Mospino, Novoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Svistunovka, Pervomaysk and Troitskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).
1 U.S.-manufactured HARM anti-radiation missile has been intercepted near Gorlovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In total, 355 airplanes and 196 helicopters, 2,756 unmanned aerial vehicles, 399 air defence missile systems, 7,313 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 954 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,746 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,827 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18.00, on December 30, 2022
The three hundred tenth (310) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
During the day, the russian invaders carried out 16 airstrikes, 15 of which hit civilian infrastructure. In particular, the enemy used 8 Shahed-136 UAVs, all of them were shot down. In addition, the enemy launched 17 attacks from MLRS. Civilians died from artillery fire by the russian occupiers of peaceful settlements.
The enemy continues to conduct offensive actions in the Lymansk and Bakhmutsky directions and tries to improve the tactical position in the Kupyansk and Avdiivka directions.
The situation is stable in the Volyn, Polissya, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions. No signs of formation of enemy offensive groups were detected. The areas of Semenivka and Zaliznyi Mist settlements of Chernihiv oblast were shelled in the last two directions; Zapsillia and Velyka Rybytsia – Sumy oblast, as well as Morokhovets, Ternova, Starytsa, Vovchansk, Bochkove, Chuhunivka and Zarubinka in Kharkiv oblast.
In the Kupyansk direction, the impact of fire was recorded near the settlements of Kamianka, Dvorichna, Vilshana, Kupyansk, Kotlyarivka and Tabaivka in the Kharkiv oblast and Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk oblast.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy fired at Nevsky and Dibrova in the Luhansk oblast as well as Chervonopivka and Torske in the Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut direction, the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Berestove, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka, Druzhba, Mayorsk and New York of the Donetsk region were affected by the fire of the occupiers.
Vesele, Avdiivka, Nevelske, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk oblast came under enemy fire in the Avdiivka direction.
In the direction of Novopavlivk, the enemy fired at Vuhledar, Prechystivka, and Vremivka in the Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, Temyrivka, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Novoandriivka, Stepove, Kamianske and Stepnohirsk in the Zaporizhia oblast and Nikopol and Prymiske in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast were affected by enemy fire.
In the Kherson direction, in particular, the civilian infrastructure of Kachkarivka and Kherson was damaged by shelling from MLRS.
As of December 29 of this year, the hospital in Bilovodsk, Luhansk region, is full of wounded russian servicemen.
Up to 10 armed occupiers were wounded and destroyed in the Donetsk oblast. In addition, 2 units of military equipment were destroyed, and another 3 were damaged.
Our aircraft made 5 strikes on areas where the occupiers were concentrated. Also, during this day, an enemy reconnaissance UAV of the „Orlan-10“ type was shot down.
At the same time, units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 6 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and military equipment, 5 ammunition warehouses and a radar station.