Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 2. Januar 2022

Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine setzen die russischen Streitkräfte ihre Luftangriffe vor allem mir iranischen Drohnen fort. Russland räumte – anscheinend erstmals? – Verluste eines einzelnen ukrainischen Raketenangriffes auf eine Truppenunterkunft in den besetzten Gebieten ein; die Zahl der Gefallenen ist jedoch umstritten.  Der Sammler am 2. Januar 2022:

• Das ukrainische Verteidigungsministerium veröffentlichte am (heutigen) Montagmorgen Zahlen zu russischen Luftangriffen in der vorangegangenen Nacht:

• Das britische Intel Update:

Over the last five days, Russian and Ukrainian forces have probably been fighting for control of the P66 highway, north of the Russian-held Luhansk Oblast town of Kremina.
The P66 is a key supply route for the northern section of Russia’s Donbas front from the Belgorod region of Russia.
Its use has been disrupted by Ukrainian artillery since October, but if Ukraine were able to secure the route, if would highly likely further undermine Russia’s defence of Kremina.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06.00, January 2, 2022
The three hundred thirteenth (313) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
Over the past day, the enemy carried out 51 airstrikes, including 44 Shahed-136 UAVs. All of them were shot down by units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine. Information about the night attack on the capital will be announced a little later. The enemy also fired 55 MLRS attacks, including at the children’s hospital in the city of Kherson.
The threat of enemy air and missile strikes on critical infrastructure remains throughout Ukraine.
The enemy continues to focus its efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut direction. It is trying to improve the tactical position of the units of its troops in the Kupyansk, Lyman and Avdiivka directions. In the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, it conducts the defense of previously occupied lines. On Kherson – carries out the regrouping of troops, conducts defense and shelling of the positions of our troops and civilian objects along the contact line.
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 Luhansk oblast and Rozdolivka, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Ozeryanivka, Opytne and Krasnohorivka in Donetsk oblast.
No signs of the formation of offensive groups of the enemy were detected in the Volyn, Polissya, Siversk and Slobozhanskyi directions.
On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the areas of Leonivka settlements of Chernihiv oblast were subjected to mortar and artillery shelling; Vilna Sloboda, Esman, Katerynivka and Shalyhine – Sumy oblast and Ohirtseve, Vovchansk and Novomlynsk in Kharkiv oblast.
In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of more than 15 settlements. Among them are Andriivka, Kupyansk, Kucherivka, Lyman Pershiy, Vilshana, Orlyanske, Kislivka and Kotlyarivka in the Kharkiv oblast, and Novoselivka and Myasozharivka in the Luhansk oblast.
On the Lyman direction, enemy fire was recorded near Novoyehorivka, Ploshchanka, Nevske, Chervonopopivka of the Luhansk oblast, and Terny and Dibrova of the Donetsk oblast.
More than 15 settlements were shelled in the Bakhmut direction. In particular, these are Berestove, Bilohorivka, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Stupochky, Bila Hora, Kostyantynivka and Diliivka in Donetsk oblast. The enemy also carried out an airstrike near Bilohorivka.
Vodyane, Heorhiyivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk oblast came under the influence of fire in the Avdiivka region.
Neskuchne, Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka and Vuhledar in the Donetsk oblast were damaged by fire in the Novopavlivka direction.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, shelling from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery was recorded in the areas of Novosilka and Novopil settlements of Donetsk oblast and Olhivske, Zaliznychne, Orikhiv, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaki, Stepove and Musiivka in Zaporizhzhia.
In the Kherson direction, the civilian infrastructure of Tyahynka, Novotyahinka, Ponyativka, Dar’ivka, Sadove, Stanislav and Kherson suffered from enemy shelling.
On December 31, it was confirmed that the areas of concentration of manpower and equipment of the occupiers in the temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia oblast were hit by fire. In the areas of Tarasivka, Basan, Polohy, Berdyansk, Tokmak, the enemy lost more than 175 wounded servicemen, 12 units of weapons and military equipment of various types and the enemy’s ammunition depot were destroyed. Information on liquidated occupiers is being clarified.
Aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 13 strikes on areas where the invaders were concentrated. Units of missile troops and artillery in turn hit 5 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and military equipment in a day.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (2 January 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
Attacks launched by high-precision armament of Russian Aerospace Forces at the provisional bases of the ‚Foreign Legion‘ near Markovo, Kramatorsk (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as near Novoosinovo (Kharkov region) have resulted in the elimination of over 70 foreign mercenaries, more than 100 of them have been wounded.
In Kupyansk direction, Russian forces have launched artillery strikes at manpower concentration areas from 103rd and 105th territorial defence brigades near Berestovoye, Kislovka, and Sinkovka (Kharkov region).
Up to 30 Ukrainian personnel, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 motor vehicles have been eliminated.
In Krasniy Liman direction, artillery strikes have resulted in the neutralisation of the units from 13th and 95th airborne assault brigades near Yampolovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Over 40 Ukrainian personnel, 3 armoured personnel carriers, and 2 pickups have been eliminated.
In Donetsk direction, neutralisation of the units from 60th Mechanised Infantry and 79th Airborne Assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), as well as offensive action of Russian forces have resulted in obtaining new advantageous frontiers.
The enemy has lost up to 70 Ukrainian personnel, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, and 5 motor vehicles.
In South Donetsk direction, complex shelling at enemy units near Zolotaya Niva and Prechistovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) has resulted in the elimination of over 40 Ukrainian personnel, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, and 2 pickups.
Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian groups of forces have neutralised 67 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and military equipment at 92 areas.
2 AFU ordnance depots, and 1 fuel depot of 102nd Territorial Defence Brigade have been destroyed near Orekhov, Malinovka, and Zaliznichnoye (Zaporozhye region).
1 fuel depot of Khortitsa group of forces has been destroyed near Dnepropetrovsk.
Within the counterbattery warfare, 2 U.S.-manufactured M-777 artillery systems have been destroyed at their firing positions near Chasov Yar and Minkovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
1 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled howitzer has been destroyed near Antonovka (Kharkov region).
4 Ukrainian D-30 howitzers have been destroyed at their firing positions near Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Air defence facilities have shot down 15 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Shipilovka, Liman, Kremennaya, Ploshchanka, Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), Petrovskoye, Novognatovka, Nikolayevka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Skelki, Ocheretovatoye (Zaporozhye region), Rubanovka, and Lopatki (Kherson region).
Moreover, 3 rocket-propelled projectiles launched by Olkha and Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) have been intercepted near Krasnaya Gora, Podgornoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Radensk (Kherson region).
In total, 355 airplanes and 199 helicopters, 2,794 unmanned aerial vehicles, 399 air defence missile systems, 7,366 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 957 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,763 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,876 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
The Kiev regime has launched a strike with 6 rocket-propelled projectiles by U.S.-manufactured HIMARS MLRS at the provisional base of a unit of the Russian Armed Forces near Makeyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Russian air defence facilities have shot down 2 HIMARS projectiles.
The impact of 4 rockets with high-explosive warheads has resulted in the death of 63 Russian servicemen.
Families and friends of these servicemen will be fully assisted and supported.

• Die russischen Angaben zu den Gefallenen durch den HIMARS-Raketenangriff im Briefing (s. oben) sind umstritten. Aus der Übersicht der New York Times:

Ukrainian forces used U.S.-supplied guided rockets to hit a building housing Russian soldiers in an occupied eastern city early on New Year’s Day, both sides said, in one of the deadliest strikes on Moscow’s forces in the 10-month-old war.
The deaths of at least 60 soldiers, and possibly many more, drew immediate and harsh criticism in Russia from supporters of the war, who said that the military was making repeated and costly mistakes, including housing soldiers in dense numbers within striking distance of Ukrainian weapons.
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday that 63 service members had been killed in the strike in the city, Makiivka, which is in the Donetsk region. Ukraine claimed that “about 400” Russian soldiers had died. Neither figure could be independently verified.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18.00, January 2, 2022
The three hundred thirteenth (313) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy launched missile and 28 air strikes. It should be noted that the russian occupiers carried out 27 airstrikes against civilian infrastructure using the Shahed-136 UAV. All these drones were shot down.
The threat of further air and missile strikes remains on the entire territory of Ukraine.
The enemy, losing a lot of manpower, continues to focus on conducting offensive actions on the Bakhmut and tries to improve the tactical position in the Kupyansk and Avdiivska directions.
The situation has not changed significantly in the Volyn, Polissya, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions. No signs of the formation of hostile offensive groups were detected.
In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the areas of Yelina settlements of the Chernihiv oblast were hit by shelling; Maiske in Sumy oblast, as well as Strilecha, Starytsa, Vovchansk and Kamianka in Kharkiv oblast.
In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy fired mortars and rocket artillery at the areas of Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Lyman Pershyi, Vilshana, Kupyansk, Orlyanka, Kotlyarivka of the Kharkiv oblast, and Andriivka and Stelmakhivka of the Luhansk oblast.
In the Lyman direction, Makiyivka, Chervonopopivka and Dibrova in the Luhansk oblast, as well as Terny in the Donetsk oblast, came under enemy fire.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the occupiers continue to shell the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Stupochki, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka, Mayorsk and New York in Donetsk oblast.
Enemy fire was recorded in the Avdiivka direction in Berdychi, Avdiivka, Heorhiivka, Marinka, and Vodyane in the Donetsk oblast.
In the Novopavlovsk direction, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka and Vremivka in Donetsk oblast were affected by the fire.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy inflicted fire damage on the Novopil settlements of Donetsk oblast; Olhivske, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Hulyaipilske, Charivne, Novodanylivka, Orihiv, Mali Shcherbaki, Stepove, Kamianske and Plavni in the Zaporizhzhia region and Musiivka in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast.
In the Kherson direction, the enemy continues shelling populated areas along the right bank of the Dnipro River. In particular, the civil infrastructure of Kherson, Antonivka, and Beryslav was damaged by artillery shelling. There are wounded among the civilian population.
On December 31, up to 10 units of enemy military equipment of various types were destroyed and damaged in the area of concentration in the settlement of Makiivka, Donetsk oblast, the losses of personnel of the occupiers are being specified.