Die Zahl der zivilen Opfer als Folge der russischen Luftangriffe am Vortag steigt weiter. Das russische Verteidigungsministerium sprach dagegen von erfolgreichen Angriffena auf militärische Ziele. Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 15. Januar 2023:
• Als Folge der Luftangriffe auf ukrainische Städte am (gestrigen) Samstag sind nach Angaben des ukrainischen Präsidenten Wolodymyr Selenskyj mindestens 30 Menschen allein in einem Wohnhaus in der Stadt Dnipro ums Leben gekommen, weitere 30 würden noch vermisst. In seiner regelmäßigen Videoansprache sagte der Präsident, die Täter und ihre Helfer würden zur Veranwortung gezogen werden:
Today I have been receiving reports from Dnipro all day. The debris is being cleared there. All necessary services are involved. Thanks to everyone who is carrying out the rescue operation! I thank the State Emergency Service, the police and the National Guard. I want to thank the utility services, our doctors, all volunteers, ordinary citizens of Dnipro who are helping!
As of now, the fate of more than 30 people who could have been in the house at the time of the terrorists‘ missile hit remains unknown.
Dozens of people were rescued from the rubble, including six children. We are fighting for every person! The rescue operation will last as long as there is even the slightest chance to save lives.
Currently, the list of the dead includes 30 people, including one child – a girl, she was 15 years old.
There are reports that two children lost their parents. My condolences to all those who lost their loved ones. (…)
I want to say to all those in Russia – and from Russia – who even now could not utter even a few words of condemnation of this terror… Even though they see and know everything perfectly well…
Your cowardly silence, your attempt to „wait out“ what is happening will only end with those same terrorists coming after you one day. Evil is very sensitive to cowardice.
Evil always remembers those who fear it or try to bargain with it. And when it comes after you, there will be no one to protect you.
I think it is right that today there is a decision to expand our sanctions against Russian citizens and other persons who help terror.
Almost 200 – this list is carefully prepared, and behind each name there is a responsible motivation. Those who justify terror. Those who grease the Russian propaganda machine. Those who tried to sell Ukraine somewhere in Moscow. This public will face a full list of personal restrictions. We will do everything to make the sanctions work on the largest possible scale – in Europe, in the world.
Everyone will be held to account for terror: both those who kill and those who help to kill.
• Das britische Intel Update:
On 12 January 2023, Andrey Kartapolov, the head of the Russian State Duma Defence Committee, suggested Russia would extend the upper age of routine military conscription from 27 to 30 in time for the Spring 2023 draft.
Kartapolov said the move would be intended to enable the previously announced 30% increase in the size of Russia’s forces.
Last year, President Putin said he supported such a move, and Russian officials are likely sounding out public reactions.
There is a realistic possibility that Russian leaders hope a change of age criteria for routine conscription could bolster personnel available to fight in Ukraine while appear less alarming to the population than announcing another round of the unpopular ‘partial mobilisation’ process.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6.00 a.m., 15th January, 2023
The three hundred and twenty-sixth day of the heroic stand-off of the Ukrainian people against the russian military invasion began.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 3 air and 57 missile strikes, carried out 69 attacks from rocket salvo systems, in particular, on civilian infrastructure.
The enemy used S-300/S-400 anti-aircraft guided missiles to launch missile strikes on the capital and other populated areas of Ukraine. It also launched 41 air- and sea-based cruise missiles and guided air missiles, which are high-precision weapons. 26 rockets were destroyed by our defenders.
The threat of further air and missile strikes by the Russian occupiers remains on the entire territory of Ukraine.
The enemy does not abandon his intentions to completely seize the Donetsk Oblast, and is concentrating main efforts on offensive actions in the Bakhmut direction. russians are also conducting an offensive on the Lyman, Avdiiv and Novopavliv axes, and on the Kupyansk axis – they are trying to improve the tactical position.
Last day units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Makiyivka and Bilogorivka settlements of Luhansk Oblast and Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Bilogorivka, Sil, Soledar, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Novobakhmutivka, Krasnohorivka, Vodyane, Mayorsk and Maryinka of Donetsk Oblast.
Volyn, Polissya, Siversk and Slobozhansk axes: without significant changes, no offensive groups of the enemy were detected.
The areas of the settlements of Vovkivka and Kindrativka in the Sumy Oblast and Veterinarne, Staritsa, Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Budarki, Strelecha, Ternova, Chugunivka, Khatne and Topoli in the Kharkiv Oblast were hit by mortar and artillery fire.
Kupyansk axis: the areas of Dvorichna, Zapadne, Sinkivka, Orlyanka, Kotlyarivka, Berestov and Krokhmalne settlements of Kharkiv Oblast, as well as Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk Oblast, were shelled.
Lymanskyi axis: Makiivka, Ploshanka, Nevske, Kreminna, Dibrova and Chervonopivka of the Luhansk Oblast came under fire.
Bakhmut axis: Spirne, Vyimka, Bilogorivka, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Paraskoviivka, Bakhmut, Vesele, Druzhba, and Severny in Donetsk Oblast were damaged by fire.
Avdiivsk axis: the enemy fired from tanks and rocket artillery at the Krasnohorivka, Vesele, Avdiivka, Georgiivka, Maryinka, Berdychi, Vodyane, and Novomykhailivka settlements in the Donetsk Oblast.
Novopavlivsk, Vugledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva and Velika Novosilka in Donetsk Oblast were shelled.
Zaporizhzhia axis: Malynivka, Gulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv, Novoandriivka, Stepove and Plavni of the Zaporizhia Oblast were affected by enemy fire.
Kherson axis: Kherson and Antonivka in the Kherson Oblast and Dmytrivka in the Mykolaiv Oblast were shelled by rocket and barrel artillery. There are casualties among civilians.
The enemy continues to suffer daily losses in manpower. Thus, on January 12, in the direction of Starobilsk, Luhansk Oblast, the evacuation of about 50 wounded enemy personnel, who were operating near Svatovo, was carried out.
According to available information, as of January 12, 10 units of T-80BV tanks remained in serviceable condition in one of the tank battalions of the 26th tank regiment of the occupiers, which is participating in hostilities in the Kupyansk direction. The rest are either destroyed or disabled. Of the personnel in the battalion, about 30 invaders remained.
During the past day, our aircraft made 5 strikes on areas where the occupiers are concentrated. Also, an unmanned aerial vehicle 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 2 control points, 9 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment, an ammunition depot, as well as an enemy radio-electronic warfare station.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (15 January 2023)
On 14 January 2023, a missile strike was launched against Ukraine’s military command and control system and associated energy facilities. All designated targets were hit. The objective of the strike has been achieved.
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, Army Aviation and artillery of the Western Military District delivered strikes against units of the 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) close to Dvurechnoye and Sinkovka (Kharkov region) and Novoselovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).
Up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, an armoured combat vehicle, and two motor vehicles have been neutralised over the past 24 hours as a result of fire and decisive actions by units of the Western Military District in this area.
In Krasny Liman direction, artillery fire by units of the Central Military District and strikes by Army and Ground-Attack Aviation against the concentrations of manpower engaged units of the 66th, 92nd Mechanised and 95th Airborne Assault brigades of the AFU near Makeevka, Stelmakhovka, and Kuzmino (Lugansk People’s Republic). Moreover, artillery strikes and actions by units of the Airborne Troops repulsed an attack by assault groups of the 71st Jaeger Brigade of the AFU near Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).
As a result of the defeat, the enemy was forced to retreat to their original positions. The Ukrainian Armed Forces lost 115 personnel, three armoured fighting vehicles, and three pickup trucks in this direction.
In Donetsk direction, assault forces of the Southern Military District, in cooperation with airborne units supported by Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery, have exploited success in the direction of the northern suburbs of Artemovsk (Donetsk People’s Republic) and the Sol railway station.
Over 80 Ukrainian servicemen, two tanks, three armoured fighting vehicles, and three motor vehicles have been neutralised during over the past 24 hours.
In South Donesk direction, artillery and motorised rifle units of the Eastern Military District and the Pacific Fleet’s Marines have inflicted fire damage on AFU’s concentrations near Vladimirovka and Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic). A sabotage and reconnaissance group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was also eliminated near Sladkoye.
Total losses of the AFU during the day have amounted to 50 servicemen, three pickup trucks, and a motor vehicle.
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Group of Forces have neutralised an ordnance depots and MLRS repair depot near Konstantinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as 103 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware at 123 areas.
A launcher of the Ukrainian Osa-AKM surface-to-air missile system has been annihilated near Novoselovka (Zaporozhye region).
Counterbattery warfare operation has resulted in the destruction of:
• one U.S.-manufactured M-777 artillery system near Shlyakhovoye (Kherson region);
• one D-20 howitzer near Krasny Liman (Donetsk People’s Republic);
• one 2S3 Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers near Usmanskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic);
• two Msta-B howitzers close to Georgiyevka and Skudnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic);
• two Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers near Gulyaipole (Zaporozhye region) and Shevchenko (Donetsk People’s Republic).
• one D-30 howitzer close to Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
A U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-36 counterbattery warfare station has been destroyed near Konstantinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Air defence facilities have shot down two Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Nikolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Krasnorechenskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic). Moreover, seven rocket-propelled projectiles launched by HIMARS and Olkha multiple-launch rocket systems have been intercepted near Kremennaya and Lisichansk (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Vasilyevka, Podgornoye, and Novomikhailovka (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 372 airplanes and 200 helicopters, 2,882 unmanned aerial vehicles, 401 air defence missile systems, 7,525 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 982 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,836 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,052 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Day 326 of the russian full-scale invasion continues.
During the day of January 15, 2023, the adversary launched 8x MLRS attacks.
The threat of air and missile strikes on critical infrastructure across Ukraine remains high.
The enemy does not abandon its intentions to completely capture Donetsk oblast. The invaders conduct offensive operations on Bakhmut and Avdiivka axes and attempt to improve their tactical situation on Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes. On Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson axes, russian forces are defending.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no enemy offensive groups were found. Certain units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus and the russian federation continue to perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine. At the same time, the vicinities of settlements of Sopych, Vovkivka, Kindrativka (Sumy oblast), Starytsya, Hur’yiv Kozachok, Budarky, Vovchans’k, Strilecha, Ternova, Khatnje, and Topoli (Kharkiv oblast) were shelled with mortars and artillery.
Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the enemy shelled the vicinities of more than 15x settlements. Among them are Dvorichna, Kotlyarivka, Krokhmal’ne, Berestove, and Vil’shana (Kharkiv oblast), as well as Novoselivs’ke, Stel’makhivka, Nevs’ke, Kuz’myne, and Chervonopopivka (Luhansk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: positions of Ukrainian troops were shelled in the vicinities of more than 20x settlements. In particular, these are Spirne, Krasna Hora, Klishchiivka, Ivano-Dar’ivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Druzhba, and Pivnichne (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiivka axis: Heorhiivka, Vesele, Avdiivka, Mar’inka, Vod’yane, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) came under the occupant forces’ fire.
Novopavlivka axis: Vuhledar, Prechystivka, and Mykil’s’ki Dachi were shelled.
Zaporizhzhya axis: the enemy fired at the vicinities of more than 20x settlements. Among them are Mylove, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Stepove, and Kachkarivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the vicinities of more than 15x settlements were shelled, including Kherson and its suburbs.
The adversary continues to suffer significant losses. Thus, due to the lack of beds in hospitals in Horlivka (Donetsk oblast), all the wounded from the front line on Donetsk axis are evacuated to Zhdanivka.
During the day of January 15, 2023, the Ukrainian Air Forces launched 7x air strikes on the concentrations of occupants, as well as 2x air strikes on the air defense positions of the adversary. In the meantime, Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 2x concentrations of russian invaders’ manpower.