Erneute russische Luftangriffe auf die Infrastruktur der Ukraine, Explosionen auf zwei russischen Militärbasen: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 5. Dezember 2022:
• Russische Luftangriffe haben am (heutigen) Montag erneut die Energie-Infrastruktur der Ukraine ins Visier genommen. Aus der Übersicht der New York Times:
Russia launched a volley of missiles at Ukraine’s energy grid on Monday, knocking out power in several regions, officials said, in the latest in a monthslong campaign of strikes by Moscow targeting civilian infrastructure.
Ukrainian air defense systems fired into the sky in multiple areas of the country but not all missiles were intercepted, as officials reported damage to electrical systems. Following a grim routine, Ukrainians headed for bomb shelters in Kyiv and other cities. (…)
By midafternoon, multiple reports surfaced in Ukraine of inbound missiles. A New York Times reporter south of Kyiv saw a cruise missile in flight traveling toward the capital. The extent of damage, and of casualties, was not immediately clear.
• Von zwei russischen Luftwaffenbasen tief in Russland wurden Explosionen gemeldet – unklar blieb zunächst, ob ukrainische Angriffe dafür verantwortlich sind:
Two Russian military airfields, at least one of which Moscow uses for airstrikes on Ukraine, were reportedly hit by explosions Monday morning.
According to footage published on Russian and Ukrainian social media, a drone apparently hit the Engels-2 air base in the Saratov region, more than 600 kilometers to the east of Ukraine. (…)
Russian media also reported that another blast hit an airfield outside the city of Ryazan, around 200 kilometers southeast of Moscow. The explosion occurred in the parking area at the airfield, three people were killed and five were injured, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
Ergänzung: Die Darstellung des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums dazu:
On the morning of 5 December, the Kiev regime attempted to attack by Soviet-made UAVs the military airfields at Dyagilevo in the Ryazan region and Engels in the Saratov region in an effort to disable Russian long-range aircraft.
Russian air defence forces intercepted the Ukrainian UAVs as they were flying at a low altitude.
The crash and explosion of the wreckage on the Russian airfields caused minor damage to the hull armour of the two airplanes.
Three Russian maintenance personnel on the airfield suffered fatal injuries.
Another four servicemen wounded were taken to medical facilities where they were given all the necessary medical care.
Despite attempts by the Kiev regime to disrupt the combat operations of Russian Long-Range Aviation by an act of terrorism, today at around 3 pm (Moscow time) the command and control system and related defense complex facilities, communication hubs, power plants, and military units of Ukraine were struck with high-precision long-range air and sea-based weapons.
The objective of the strike has been achieved. All of the designated 17 targets were engaged.
The strike disrupted the transfer by rail of Ukrainian military reserves, foreign weapons, military equipment and ammunition to the areas of combat operations.
• Das britische Intel Update:
In recent months, the number of sorties conducted by Russian tactical combat aircraft over Ukraine has reduced significantly. Russian aircraft now probably conducts tens of missions per day, compared to a high of up to 300 per day in March 2022.
Russia has now lost over 60 fixed-wing aircraft in the conflict, likely including an additional Su-24M FENCER fighter-bomber and a Su-25 FROGFOOT ground attack aircraft last week.
The decrease in sorties is likely a result of continued high threat from Ukrainian air defences, limitations on the flying hours available to Russian aircraft, and worsening weather.
With Russia’s ground attack tactics largely reliant on visual identification and unguided munitions, the Russian air force will likely continue a low rate of ground attack operations through the poor winter weather.
Operational update of General Staff of the UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on December 5, 2022
The two hundred eighty-fifth (285) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces have repelled attacks by russian invaders in the areas of the settlements of Ploshchanka and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk oblast and Berestove, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk oblast.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 7 rocket and 32 air strikes, as well as launched more than 50 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops and settlements along the contact line.
There is still a threat of 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 offensive groups have been detected.
The republic of belarus continues to support the russian federation’s armed aggression against Ukraine, providing territory and airspace for launching missile and air strikes. Certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.
In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy carried out mortar attacks on the settlements of Sopych, Svarkove and Zarutske of the Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the areas of the settlements of Timofiivka, Strilecha, Starytsa, Buhruvatka, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Bochkove, Mala Vovcha, Dvorichna, Tavilzhanka and Bohdanivske of the Kharkiv oblast were hit by artillery fire of various calibers from the enemy.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Fired from tanks and artillery in the areas of Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Krokhmalne, Berestove and Vyshneve settlements of Kharkiv oblast; Novoselivske, Myasozharivka, Makiivka, Ploschanka in the Luhansk oblast, and Yampolivka and Andriivka in the Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, the occupiers are concentrating their main efforts on conducting offensive actions and trying to improve their tactical position. Areas of the settlements of Soledar, Chasiv Yar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Klishchiivka, Opytne, Kurdyumivka, Zalizne, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Vodyane, Vesele, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk oblast were shelled by tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions. Areas of the settlements of Novosilka, Neskuchne, Zolota Nyva and Prechystivka in the Donetsk oblast and Novoandriivka, Novodanilivka, Zaliznychne, Hulyaipole, Chervone and Dorozhnyanka in the Zaporizhzhia region were affected by the fire.
In the Kherson direction, the enemy shelled the areas of more than twenty settlements along the right bank of the Dnipro River with artillery. The russian occupiers do not stop the fire terror of the civilian population of the city of Kherson.
According to available information, in the Skadovsky district of the Kherson region, the enemy strengthened the administrative and police regime and introduced a curfew. Movement between settlements is prohibited 24 hours a day, movement within settlements is permitted only during the day.
It has been confirmed that the Defense Forces destroyed the concentration of enemy manpower in the Yakymiv district of the Zaporizhzhia region. The losses of the enemy are up to 30 servicemen wounded and more than 10 dead.
During the past day, the Ukrainian aviation made 18 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as 1 strike on the positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.
At the same time, our soldiers shot down an enemy Ka-52 helicopter and 4 UAVs of the occupiers.
The units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces hit 2 control points, an ammunition depot, an area for the concentration of personnel and military armament and technics, as well as one other important object of the enemy.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (5 December 2022)
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, a company tactical group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Tabayevka (Kharkov region) has been hit by gunfire. In total, 65 Ukrainian servicemen were neutralised, as well as two infantry fighting vehicles, and two pickup trucks.
In Krasny Liman direction, the Russian troops‘ decisive actions thwarted an attempt by two AFU company tactical groups to attack in the direction of Chervonopopovka and Zhytlovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). Moreover, two Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance units were annihilated near Raigorodka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
During the day, over 60 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed or injured; the enemy also lost three infantry fighting vehicles, an armoured vehicle, and four pickup trucks.
In Donetsk direction, Russian units continue successful offensive. As a result of the fire damage, more than 70 Ukrainian personnel, two tanks, four armoured combat vehicles, and four pickup trucks were annihilated.
In South Donetsk direction, the AFU units made an unsuccessful attempt to counterattack in the direction of Nikolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic). As a result of the fire damage, the enemy was thrown back to the original positions. Up to 30 Ukrainian personnel, two armoured fighting vehicles, and three pickup trucks were eliminated.
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery struck seven enemy command posts in the areas of Kruglyakovka, Kislovka, and Krakhmalnoye (Kharkov region), Tonenkoye, Torskoye, Ivano-Dayevka, and Vodyanoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and 72 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 193 areas.
Temporary locations of foreign mercenaries were hit close to Kramatorsk and Dibrova (Donetsk People’s Republic).
One US-made AN/TPQ-37 counterbattery radar station was destroyed near Paraskoviyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
One radar of Ukrainian S-300 air defence system was destroyed near Rai-Aleksandrovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
A munition depot was annihilated close to Kamenskoye (Zaporozhye region).
Fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force in the air close to Yuryevka and a Ukrainian MiG-29 was shot down near Zverevo (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Air defence facilities have shot down 1 Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Maryinka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In addition, ten unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed during the day in the areas of the settlements of Vishnevoye, Kirillovka, and Stepnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Krasnoselovka and Tokmak (Zaporozhye region).
Two HIMARS MLRS rounds were also intercepted near Novoluganskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In total, 339 airplanes and 180 helicopters, 2,628 unmanned aerial vehicles, 391 air defence missile systems, 6,996 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 910 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,657 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,477 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 5, 2022
The two hundred eighty-fifth (285) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
During the current day, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war, the russian occupiers launched a massive missile attack on civilian infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine. In particular, energy facilities in Kyiv, Vinnytsia and Odesa oblasts were hit.
According to preliminary information, more than 60 of the more than 70 missiles that the enemy launched today on the territory of Ukraine were shot down by the forces and means of air defense of the Defense Forces. The information is being clarified. In addition, the occupiers do not stop shelling the positions of our troops and settlements along the contact line. Aviation is actively used in Donetsk oblast.
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 order to keep the troops ready for deployment, the deadline for checking the combat readiness of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus has been extended until December 12.
In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy fired mortars and barrel artillery at the settlements of Bunyakyne, Oleksandrivka, Loknya and Yunakivka of the Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the enemy continues to preserve its troops in the border areas of the Belgorod region. Areas of settlements of Strilecha, Krasne, Morokhovets, Buhruvatka, Hatyshche, Bochkove, Mala Vovcha, Chuhunivka, Bolohivka and Dvorichna of Kharkiv oblast were subjected to enemy fire from mortars and barrel artillery.
The enemy is defending positions in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Fired from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery in the areas of Vyshneve, Lyman Pershiy, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Krokhmalne settlements of the Kharkiv region; Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk and Ploshchanka, Chervonopivka, Terny, Makiivka and Vedmezhe in Donetsk oblast. Used operational-tactical and army aviation for strikes near Kislivka, Novoselivka, and Stelmakhivka.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, the enemy is trying to improve the tactical position by conducting offensive actions. 26 districts of settlements were shelled from the entire spectrum of artillery. Among them are Andriivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Berestovka, Bilohorivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kostyantynivka, Bila Hora, Druzhba, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk oblast. The occupiers carried out airstrikes in the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Verkhnyokamianske, Opytne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske and Nevelske.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivsk direction. It carried out shelling in the Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar and Zolota Nyva districts of the Donetsk oblast. Made an airstrike near the city of Vuhledar.
The enemy is on the defensive in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. Artillery shelling of the areas of more than thirty settlements near the contact line was recorded. In particular, Vremivka and Novopil bridges of Donetsk region; Hulyaipilske, Biloghirya, Mali Shcherbaki, Kachkarivka, Mylove, Tyaginka, Tokarivka of the Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson.
Units of the russian occupation forces continue to commit illegal actions against the civilian population in the temporarily occupied and occupied territories of Ukraine. So, in the city of Starobilsk, Luhansk region, the mobilization of servicemen of the russian occupation forces is being quartered in private houses.
In the village of Olhyne, Kakhovsky district, Kherson oblast, the occupiers continue to export stocks of agricultural products of local agro-enterprises to the territory of the russian federation.
Cases of robberies of private houses located in settlements along the left bank of the Dnipro River in the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson oblast have become more frequent.
Due to significant losses in the units of the occupiers in the Kherson oblast, cases of desertion are noted.
During the current 24 hours, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 5 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment of the enemy.
During the day, units of missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces hit 2 control points, 8 personnel concentration areas and one more important enemy object.