Deutschland hat nach Angaben von Verteidigungsministerin Christine Lambrecht keine Anfragen anderer Nationen nach der Genehmigung für einen Export von Leopard-Kampfpanzern an die Ukraine erhalten. Im Osten des Landes sind die Orte Soledar und Bakhmut offensichtlich weiterhin heftig umkämpft; allerdings hielten sich beide Seiten mit offiziellen Angaben dazu zurück. Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg der Sammler am 12. Januar 2023:
• Ungeachtet der Ankündigungen zum Beispiel aus Polen, Leopard-Kampfpanzer aus deutscher Produktion an die Ukraine abgeben zu wollen, liegen der Bundesregierung bisher keine entsprechenden Anfragen vor. Es gibt keinerlei Anträge seitens Polen oder auch anderer Nationen für diese Lieferungen, sagte Verteidigungsministerin Christine Lambrecht am (heutigen) Donnerstag beim Besuch des Panzergrenadierbataillons 371 in Marienberg in Sachsen. Ein Re-Export von Leopard-Panzern bedürfte der Zustimmung Deutschlands.
Ebenso gebe es keine Entscheidung der Bundesregierung für eine solche Kampfpanzer-Lieferung aus Deutschland, betonte die Ministerin. Bevor Entscheidungen nicht getroffen sind, bedarf es auch keiner weiteren Maßnahmen.
Lambrecht sicherte bei ihrem Besuch auch zu, dass die geplante Abgabe von Marder-Schützenpanzern an die Ukraine nicht zu Lasten der Bundeswehr gehen werde. Für die vorgesehenen bis zu 40 Schützenpanzer sei klar, wo sie nicht herkommen werden: aus der aktiven Truppe.
Das Statement der Ministerin komplett zum Nachhören:
• Das britische Intel Update:
Over the last two days, heavy fighting has continued both around the town of Soledar, Donetsk Oblast, and on the approaches to Kremina, Luhansk Oblast.
Since the start of January 2023, Russia has almost certainly allocated elements of the 76th Guards Air Landing Division of the VDV (airborne forces) to reinforce the Kremina front line after assessing the sector was significantly vulnerable.
Until November 2022, Russia committed almost the whole of the deployable VDV as long-term, ground-holding troops along the front line in the Kherson area.
Now redeployed to the Donbas and southern Ukraine, commanders are likely attempting to employ VDV more in line with their supposed doctrinal role as a relatively elite rapid reaction force.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6.00 a.m., 12th January 2023
Day 323 of the russian military aggression has begun.
Over the past 24 hours, russia launched 4x missile strikes (on civilian objects in the towns of Lyman and Chasiv Yar, Donetsk Oblast); 23x airstrikes and 69x MLRS attacks took place in other locations.
The threat of russian air and missile attacks remains high across Ukraine.
Over the last day, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled attacks of the occupiers in the vicinities of Stelmakhivka and Kreminna (Luhansk oblast); Rozdolivka, Sil’, Krasna Hora, Paraskoviivka, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Mayorsk, Pervomais’ke, and Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast).
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no enemy offensive forces detected.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the vicinities of Novovasylivka and Vovkivka settlements (Sumy oblast), as well as Hur’iv Kozachok, Strilecha, Starytsya, Ohirtseve, Vovchans’k, Vilcha, and Novomlynsk (Kharkiv oblast) were subject to mortar and artillery shelling.
Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy shelled the vicinities of Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kup’yans’k, Kislivka, Tabaivka, Krokhmal’ne, Berestov, Vyshneve, Ivanivka, and Pershotravneve (Kharkiv oblast); and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast).
Lyman axis: Terny (Kharkiv oblast), as well as Makiivka, Ploshanka, Nevs’ke, Chervonopivka, Kreminna, Kuzmyne and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast) suffered enemy attacks.
Bakhmut axis: the vicinities of Spirne, Vyimka, Berestovka, Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Ivanovs’ke, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka, Diliivka, and Druzhba (Donetsk oblast) were subject to tank, mortar, barrel and rocket artillery attacks.
Avdiivka axis: Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Nevels’ke, Heorgiivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled.
Novopavlivka axis: Vuhledar and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast) suffered enemy shelling.
Zaporizhzhia axis: the vicinities of Vil’ne Pole settlement (Donetsk Oblast); Malynivka, Zelenyi Hai, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Chervone, Charivne, Biloghirya, Kam’yans’ke, and Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast); and Manganets (Dnipropetrovsk oblast) were subjects to enemy attacks.
Kherson axis: Dudchany, Stepanivka, Antonivka, and Kherson came under MLRS and barrel artillery fire.
The village of Radensk (Kherson oblast, South-East from Kherson). Russian invaders have built fortifications and a network of trenches and dugouts using sea containers, which were previously used as a field hospital.
It is known that the recruitment of mercenaries for the newly created private military companies „Shield“ and „Rusych“ has been announced in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Ex-servicemen and other employees of law enforcement agencies are invited to join the companies, with priority given to officers. In order to at least somehow attract interest, potential candidates are promised a high monetary maintenance, as well as the fact that they will allegedly not be involved in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine.
During the past day, Ukrainian Air Force delivered 20x air strikes on concentrations of russian troops, and 3x air strikes on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems.
Ukrainian defenders shot down 1x Ka-52 attack helicopter and 2x „Orlan-10“ type reconnaissance UAVs.
Our missile and artillery troops attacked enemy command post, 7x concentrations of enemy troops, and 3x ammunition depots.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (12 January 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, Russian forces launched strikes with artillery and Army Aviation at the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Kislovka, Berestovoye (Kharkov region), and Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).
5 hostile sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been eliminated near Kislovka, Olshana, Tabayevka, Krakhmalnoye, and Pershotravnevoye (Kharkov region).
The enemy has lost over 30 personnel, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 pickups.
In Krasny Liman direction, complex fire attacks launched by Russian units at the AFU have resulted in the elimination of over 100 Ukrainian personnel, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 motor vehicles near Stelmakhovka, Novolyubovka, Nevskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic), Serebryanka, and Grigorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In Donetsk direction, Russian forces continued successful offensive.
Air and artillery strikes have resulted in the irretrievable losses of up to 70 Ukrainian personnel, 1 tank, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, and 4 motor vehicles.
In South Donetsk direction, complex fire strikes launched at AFU units have resulted in the elimination of up to 30 Ukrainian personnel, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 motor vehicles near Novomikhaylovka, Prechistovka, and Novosyolka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised 2 AFU ordnance depots near Zaporozhye and Novoivanovka (Zaporozhye region), as well as 76 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 123 areas.
Couterbattery warfare operation resulted in destruction of:
▪️3 Ukrainian fighting vehicles equipped with Grad multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) near Kupyansk, Petropavlovka (Kharkov region), and Ivanovka (Donetsk People’s Republic);
▪️ 2 U.S.-manufactured M-777 and M109 Paladin artillery systems near Lozovoye and Peschanoye (Donetsk People’s Republic);
▪️ 2 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers near Burlatskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Orekhov (Zaporozhye region).
▪️ 1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery warfare radar has been destroyed near Lozovoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Fighter Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 Su-25 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force near Nikanorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Air defence facilities have destroyed 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Starobelsk, Chervonopopovka, Sofiyevka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Nikolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as three rocket-propelled projectiles launched by HIMARS and Olkha MLRS near Molochansk and Chistopolye (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 372 airplanes and 200 helicopters, 2,873 unmanned aerial vehicles, 400 air defence missile systems, 7,486 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 979 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,813 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,019 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Situation update as of 6 p.m., January 12, 2023
Day 323 of the russian full-scale invasion continues.
During the day of January 12, russian occupants launched 5x missile attacks, all targeting peaceful cities of Kostyantynivka, Kramatorsk, and Zaporizhzhia, as well as 12x air strikes. The invaders launched 4x MLRS attacks.
The threat of air and missile strikes by the enemy across Ukraine remains high.
The adversary keeps focusing its main efforts on attempts to capture Donetsk oblast within its administrative border, continues to advance on Bakhmut axis. The most fierce fighting is taking place in the vicinities of Soledar, Paraskoviivka, Bakhmut, and Klishchiivka.
The enemy is conducting unsuccessful offensive operations on Avdiivka axis, while on Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes, the invaders keep trying to improve their tactical situation. On Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson axes, the occupant forces are on the defensive.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes, no offensive groups of the enemy were found.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the vicinities of settlements of Sen’kivka, Karpovychi (Chernihiv oblast), Bachivs’k (Sumy oblast), Strilecha, Zelene, Hatyshche, Vovchans’k, Chuhunivka, and Ridkodub (Kharkiv oblast) came under enemy fire.
Kup’yans’k axis: the vicinities of Syn’kivka, Orlyanka, Kyslivka, Berestove, Ivanivka, Bohuslavka (Kharkiv oblast), and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast) were shelled.
Lyman axis: Hrekivka, Makiivka, Chervonopopivka, and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast) came under fire from russian tanks and artillery.
Bakhmut axis: Spirne, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Druzhba, and Pivnichne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled.
Avdiivka axis: the enemy fired at Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).
Novopavlivka axis: Vuhledar, Prechystivka, and Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast) came under the fire of the occupant forces.
Zaporizhzhia axis: the invaders shelled the vicinities of settlements of Vremivka, Vil’ne Pole (Donetsk oblast), Hulyaipole, Chervone, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, and Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the enemy continues shelling settlements along the right bank of the Dnipro river. In particular, the suburbs and the city of Kherson came under mortar fire.
Russian occupants continue to rob the local population on the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson oblast. In one of the settlements of Kakhovka district, the occupation authorities announced an inventory check of movable and immovable property of local private entrepreneurs, followed by the so-called “nationalization”.
To replenish its casualties, the enemy does not stop mobilizing the male population, including in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk oblast. Thus, the beginning of the next wave of mobilization was reported in the city of Alchevs’k since January 09, 2023.
During the day of January 12, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 15x air strikes on the concentrations of russian troops, as well as 5x air strikes on the positions of its anti-aircraft missile systems.
In addition, Ukrainian forces shot down 1x russian Su-25 aircraft and 1x Orlan-10 UAV.
Ukrainian artillery and missile troops hit 3x command posts, 3x concentrations of russian troops and military equipment, 1x S-300 anti-aircraft missile system and 3x ammunition depots.