Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 7. Dezember 2022:
• Update: die Bundesregierung hat die Liste der militärischen Unterstützungsleistungen für die Ukraine aktualisiert – interessant sind dabei vor allem die neu aufgeführten Radhaubitzen RCH 155, die die Bundeswehr selbst – noch? – nicht besitzt. Allerdings war die Lieferung dieser Geschütze bereits im September von der Bundesregierung genehmigt worden, wie die Welt (Link aus bekannten Gründen nicht) damals berichtet hatte. Warum sie jetzt neu auf der Liste stehen, ist nicht klar.
Am (heutigen) Mittwoch kamen laut jüngster Übersicht hinzu:
50 Allschutz-Transport-Fahrzeuge Dingo (zuvor: 30)
12 Schwerlastsattelzüge M1070 Oshkosh* (zuvor: 10)
18 Radhaubitzen RCH 155*
100 Drohnenabwehrsensoren und -jammer* (zuvor: 10)
7 LKW 8×6 mit Wechselladesystem*
(mit * markierte Posten kommen von der Industrie)
• Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin hat das Land auf einen langen Krieg in der Ukraine eingestimmt – sieht aber derzeit keine Notwendigkeit, mehr Soldaten einzuberufen. Aus der Zusammenfassung von Putins Aussagen vor dem russischen Menschenrechtsrat in der New York Times:
President Vladimir V. Putin said on Wednesday that Russia’s war effort in Ukraine “might be a long process.” But despite mounting fears within Russia that the Kremlin might draft another wave of fighters, he said that as of now there was no need to mobilize more troops.
Speaking at a meeting with members of the Kremlin’s human rights council — a loyal group of journalists, activists and public figures — Mr. Putin said that half of the 300,000 civilians conscripted to fight in Ukraine as part of a call-up announced in September were still training outside combat zones. About 77,000 of them are currently engaged in fighting in Ukraine, he said, with the rest serving in territorial defense units or training.“In these conditions, the talk about some additional mobilization efforts make no sense,” the Russian leader said. “There is no need for this for the state and for the Defense Ministry.”
(Die Rede Putins in der englischen Fassung ist vom Kreml noch nicht vollständig veröffentlicht; wird nachgetragen)
• Das britische Intel Update:
Russia has recently started extending defensive positions along its international border with Ukraine, and deep inside its Belgorod region. On 6 December 2022, the governor of Belgorod announced he was establishing local ‘self-defence units’.
Trench digging has been reported in Belgorod since at least April 2022, but the new constructions are probably more elaborate systems, designed to rebuff mechanised assault.
There is a realistic possibility that the Russian authorities are promoting defensive preparations within internationally recognised Russian territory to burnish patriotic feeling.
However, it probably illustrates some Russia decision-makers’ genuine (but false) belief that there is a credible threat of invasion by Ukrainian forces.
Paucity in strategic assessment is one of the critical weaknesses in the central Russian government architecture: as highlighted by Russia’s original decision to invade Ukraine.
Impartial official analysis is almost certainly frequently undermined by a tendency toward group-think and politically expedient conclusions.
Operational update regarding russian invasion as of 06.00, December 7, 2022
The two hundred eighty-seventh (287) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military large-scale invasion continues.
In the Lyman, Bakhmut, and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on conducting offensive operations. In other directions, it tries to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates its efforts on restraining the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, equips defensive lines and positions, conducts reconnaissance.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces have repelled attacks by occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka in the Luhansk oblast and Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Yakovlivka, Bakhmut, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka, Novobakhmutivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk oblast.
Over the past day, the enemy launched 10 missile and 33 air strikes, launched 75 MLRS attacks.
russian missiles damaged residential buildings and other civilian objects in the cities of Kramatorsk, Kryvyi Rih, as well as the village of Stepne in the Zaporizhzhia oblast.
The threat of enemy missile strikes on the objects of the energy system and critical infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine remains in the future.
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. Enemy units are being trained on the training grounds of the republic of belarus. This country continues to support the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine, providing territory and airspace for launching missile and air strikes.
Dissatisfaction with the activities of the military-political leadership of belarus is growing among the soldiers of the border service and the armed forces of this country, due to the threat of involving the republic in a war with Ukraine.
In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy carried out artillery and mortar attacks on the settlements of Hremyach in Chernihiv oblast and Esman, Pavlivka, Kindrativka, Zapsillia and Myropillya in Sumy oblast.
In the direction of Slobozhansk, the areas of the settlements of Strilecha, Krasne, Ternova, Ohirtseve, Starytsa, Hatyshche, Vovchanski Khutory, Volohivka, Chuhunivka and Kamianka of the Kharkiv oblast were shelled by tanks, mortars and barrel artillery.
The enemy is conducting defensive operations in the Kupyansk direction. The areas of the settlements of Dvorichna, Kupyansk, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Krokhmalne, Pishchane, Berestove and Pershotravneve in the Kharkiv oblast and Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk oblast were hit by fire from tanks and the entire spectrum of artillery.
In the Lyman direction, the occupiers shelled the districts of Makiivka, Ploshchanka, and Nevske in Luhansk oblast, and Terny, Yampolivka, and Lyman in Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. The settlements of Bilohorivka, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka, Druzhba, Zalizne, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka, Donetsk oblast were shelled by tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivsk direction. Enemy artillery and mortars fired in the areas of Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, Prechystivka and Zolota Nyva settlements of the Donetsk oblast.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy is trying to improve the tactical position. It fired tanks, mortars and artillery in the areas of more than 10 settlements. Among them are Vremivka and Novopil of Donetsk oblast and Olhivske, Dorozhnyanka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Stepove and Plavni of Zaporizhzhia oblast.
In the Kherson direction, the enemy is defending, and is strengthening the grouping of troops. It carried out artillery shelling of the areas of more than 15 settlements, which are close to the contact line. These are, in particular, Osokorivka, Zolota Balka, Dudchany, Antonivka, Bilohrudove of the Kherson region, Kherson and Mykolaiv.
The enemy continues to suffer losses. The number of dead occupiers among those mobilized in the Kursk region is increasing, as evidenced by local mass media. In addition, due to information about human losses, the war in Ukraine is less and less supported by the younger generation of russians. Rumors about a possible invasion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are spreading in the city of Kursk and the region. In connection with this, the fortification equipment of defensive positions in the border areas with Ukraine continues.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (7 December 2022)
The Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.
According to confirmed information, more than 70 HIMARS rockets and two MLRS rocket launchers were destroyed as a result of a ground-based high-precision attack on a rocket and artillery weapon depot at one of the depots of the ArcelorMittal steelworks in Krivoy Rog. Four more units of MLRS-type received critical damage.
In Krasny Liman direction, Russian troops are carring on an offensive that resulted in gaining favourable lines and positions. More than 130 Ukrainian personnel, two infantry fighting vehicles, and a motor vehicle were destroyed by Russian artillery fire, assault and army aviation strikes during the day.
In Kupyansk direction, pre-emptive artillery fire, air strikes, and heavy flame-throwing systems against accumulations of manpower and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the settlements of Olshana, Kislovka, Berestovoye (Kharkov region) and Novoselovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic) have foiled enemy attempts to attack positions of the Russian troops. Up to 70 Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle, a MT-LB, two 2S-1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery units, and three vehicles were neutralised.
In Donetsk direction, the Ukrainian Armed Forces‘ attempts to counterattack the settlements of Pershe Travnya, Kurdyumovka, Kleshchyevka, and Maiorsk (Donetsk People’s Republic’s) were thwarted. More than 40 Ukrainian servicemen, three armoured combat vehicles, and a pick-up truck have been eliminated in this area during the day.
In the South Donetsk direction, the enemy unsuccessfully attempted to retake the lost position in Novomayorskoye, Vladimirovka, and Novopol (Donetsk People’s Republic). By artillery fire and decisive actions of the Russian troops, the AFU units were pushed back to their original positions. Up to 100 Ukrainian forces were killed or injured in this direction, as well as two infantry combat vehicles, an armored personnel carrier, and four vehicles were annihilated.
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery struck 79 artillery units on firing positions, manpower, and hardware in 183 concentration areas. A temporary deployment point of a foreign mercenary unit near the village of Borovskoye (Kharkov Region) has been hit. Two US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar stations have been destroyed in the areas of Stupochka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Zelenyi Gai (Kharkov region). A strike on an AFU equipment recovery site near Malotaranovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) has destroyed a HIMARS MLRS and its 48 rounds. One radar of Ukrainian S-300 air defence system was destroyed near Barvenkovo (Kharkov region). A warehouse of missile and artillery weapons belonging to the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been destroyed near Orekhov (Zaporozhye region).
Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 Su-24 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force near Artyomovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Four unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed by anti-aircraft defence forces in the districts of Poltava, Novovodyanoye, and Novokrasnyanka (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Ambarnoye (Kharkov region).
In addition, four multiple-launch rocket systems HIMARS, Olkha, and Uragan were intercepted near the settlements of Olkhovatka (Kharkov region), Pervomaisk, Frunze (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Volnovakha (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In total, 341 airplanes and 180 helicopters, 2,638 unmanned aerial vehicles, 392 air defence missile systems, 7,020 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 913 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,664 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,498 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 7, 2022
The two hundred eighty-seventh (287) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
During the day, residential buildings and other civilian objects in the city of Korosten, Zhytomyr oblast, and a number of settlements in Zaporizhzhia oblast were damaged by enemy rocket attacks and unmanned aerial vehicles. In addition, residential quarters of the city of Kurakhove, Donetsk oblast, were shelled by MLRS.
In the future, the threat of enemy missile attacks on the objects of the energy system and critical infrastructure throughout the territory of 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. Training of enemy units continues on the training grounds of the republic of belarus.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the enemy continues to hold his troops in the border areas of the Belgorod region. Shelling from tanks, mortars, and barrel artillery was recorded in the vicinity of Strilecha, Ternova, Starytsa, Vovchanski Khutory and Chuhunivka of the Kharkiv oblast.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk direction. It carried out artillery shelling of the areas of Dvorichna, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka and Berestove settlements in the Kharkiv oblast and Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk oblast.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy fired tanks and artillery of various types in the areas of Makiivka, Ploshanka and Nevske settlements of the Luhansk oblast and Terny and Lyman of the Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, the occupiers are concentrating their main efforts on conducting offensive actions. Areas of settlements of Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Zalizne, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk oblast were shelled by tanks, mortars and rocket artillery.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivka direction. It carried out artillery and mortar attacks on the positions of our troops near the settlements of Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, Prechystivka and Zolota Nyva in the Donetsk oblast.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy inflicted fire damage near Vremivka and Novopil in the Donetsk oblast and Dorozhnyanka, Hulyaipole and Zaliznychne in Zaporizhzhia oblast.
The enemy is defending in the Kherson direction. More than 10 settlements came under artillery fire, in particular, Osokorivka, Zolota Balka, Dudchany of the Kherson region and the outskirts of the city of Kherson.
During the current 24 hours, the Ukrainian aviation has carried out 11 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as a strike on the positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.
During the day, our soldiers shot down an attack UAV of the „Shahed-136“ type.
During the current day, units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 3 control points, 2 personnel concentration areas, an artillery concentration area, and 2 munitions warehouses of the occupiers.