Parallel zum Thema Waffenlieferungen für die Ukraine und zur Konferenz in Ramstein zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 20. (KORREKTUR) Januar 2023:
• Das britische Intel Update:
On 27 December 2022, the Russian Unified State Register showed that the proxy paramilitary Wagner Group had formally registered as a legal entity. The group declared their core activity as ‘management consultancy’; no mention was made of combat services.
It is not yet clear to what extent the ‘PMC Wagner Centre’ entity will be used to administer Wagner’s paramilitary activity. Private Military Companies (PMCs) remain illegal in Russia, despite protracted discussion about reforming the law.
Wagner’s owner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has likely partially funded the organisation via inflated government contracts awarded to his other companies.
The registration continues the remarkably rapid development of the traditionally opaque group’s public profile. Prigozhin only admitted to founding Wagner in September 2022; in October 2022, it opened a glossy HQ in St Petersburg.
Wagner almost certainly now commands up to 50,000 fighters in Ukraine and has become a key component of the Ukraine campaign. The registration likely aims to maximise Prigozhin’s commercial gain and to further legitimise the increasingly high-profile organisation.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., 20th January 2023
Day 331 of the russian full-scale aggression has begun.
During the past day the enemy launched 9x missile and 23x air strikes, and conducted more than 80x MLRS attacks. There is an increased threat of air and missile strikes on civilian objects throughout the territory of Ukraine.
The enemy concentrates its main efforts on further offensives on Bakhmut and Avdiivka axes. However, russian troops stay on the defensive on Kup’yans’k, Lyman, Novopavlivka, and Kherson axes.
Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled attacks in the vicinities of Novoselivs’ke and Bilohorivka settlements (Luhansk oblast); Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Krasnopolivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Paraskoviivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovs’ke, Diliivka, Vodyane, Mar’inka, Pobieda, and Novosilka (Donetsk oblast); and Mala Tokmachka and Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no enemy offensive groupings were detected. However, russia keeps strengthening its aviation grouping under the guise of joint exercises with belarus.
The enemy shelled the vicinities of Timofiivka (Sumy oblast); Veterynarne, Strilecha, Zelene, Starytsya, Vovchans’k, Vilcha, Budarok, Krasne Pershe, Dvorichna, and Kup’yans’k (Kharkiv oblast).
Kup’yans’k axis: the vicinities of Tavilzhanka, Vilshane, Orlyans’ke, Kup’yans’k, Krokhmalne, Pishchane, Berestov, Stelmakhivka, and Vyshneve settlements (Kharkiv oblast); and Novoselivs’ke (Luhansk oblast) were subjects to enemy attacks.
Lyman axis: the enemy employed the wide variety of weapons to attack the vicinities of Novoyehorivka, Makiivka, Ploshanka, Chervonopivka, Kreminna, Dibrova, and Serebryansk forestry (Luhansk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Vyimka, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka, and Mayorsk (Donetsk oblast) were damaged by enemy fire.
Avdiivka axis: Kam’yanka, Avdiivka, Vesele, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Heorgiivka, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) came under enemy fire.
Novopavlivka axis: the enemy shelled Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, Zolota Niva, Velyka Novosilka, and Neskuchne (Donetsk oblast).
Zaporizhzhia axis: more than 20x settlements were affected by tank, mortar and artillery fire, including, Vremivka and Novopil (Donetsk oblast); Olhivs’ke, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Bilohirya, Orihiv, Mali Shcherbaky, and Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the occupiers various Ukrainian settlements, including, Kachkarivka, Respublikanets, Tyaginka, Ivanivka, Novotyaginka, Tokarivka, Ingulets, Kherson, Blahovishchens’ke, and Rozlyv.
russia is preparing to conduct covert mobilization on the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In particular, IT specialists, financial workers and other civilian specialists with reservations on mobilization residing in Sevastopol started receiving summons to the recruiting centers (military commissariats).
The enemy continues to use a network of civilian health care facilities in the temporarily occupied territory to treat its wounded soldiers. For example, in Novopskov, Starobilsk district, Luhansk oblast, in the premises of the local maternity hospital, the occupiers opened a „field hospital“ where more than 300x servicemen and mercenaries of the private military company „wagner“ are being treated.
During the past day, Ukrainian Air Force delivered 21x air strikes on concentrations of enemy troops and combat equipment, and 7x air strikes against russian anti-aircraft missile systems positions. Our soldiers shot down 3x Lancet-3 UAVs.
Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 6x russian command posts, 8x concentrations of enemy troops and 1x ammunition depot.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (20 January 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, Army Aviation and artillery of the Western Military District have inflicted fire damage to units of the 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Timkovka, Tabayevka, and Berestovoye (Kharkov region).
Up to 30 Ukrainian personnel, 1 armoured fighting vehicle, 2 pickups, and 2 howitzers (D-20 and D-30).
In Krasny Liman direction, artillery of the Central Military District has inflicted fire damage to units of the 92nd and 66th mechanised brigades of the AFU near Stelmakhovka and Makeyevka (Lugansk People’s Republic), as well as the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade of the AFU near Serebryanskoye forestry.
1 AFU artillery ordnance depot has been destroyed near Krasny Liman (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The enemy has lost over 40 personnel, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, and 1 D-20 howitzer.
In Donetsk direction, volunteers from assault detachments, supported by Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Southern Military District, have liberated Kleshcheyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
1 AFU ordnance depot for multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) has been destroyed near Zvanovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Up to 60 Ukrainian personnel, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 motor vehicles, 2 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems, as well as Giatsint-B and D-20 howitzers have been eliminated.
In Zaporozhye direction, successful offensive operations of units from the Eastern Military District have resulted in the liberation of Lobkovoye (Zaporozhye region).
1 hangar with AFU armament and hardware has been destroyed near Kamenskoye (Zaporozhye region).
1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-37 counterbattery warfare radar has been destroyed near Malaya Tokmachka (Zaporozhye region).
The enemy has lost up to 90 Ukrainian personnel, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, 1 Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer, as well as 2 howitzers (D-20 and D-30).
In Kherson direction, 1 U.S.-manufactured M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery system, as well as 2 howitzers (D-30 and Msta-B) have been destroyed within the counterbattery warfare.
Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 78 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 103 areas.
Fighter Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Posad-Pokrovskoye (Kherson region).
Russian air defence facilities have shot down 1 Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Lozovaya (Kharkov region).
5 unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed near Chervonopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Berdyansk (Zaporozhye region), Kirillovka, and Zelyony Gai (Donetsk People’s Republic).
6 rocket-propelled projectiles launched by HIMARS and Uragan MLRS have been intercepted near Mirnoye and Lyubimovka (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 374 airplanes and 202 helicopters, 2,908 unmanned aerial vehicles, 401 air defence missile systems, 7,583 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 985 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,878 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,121 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed since the beginning of the special military operation.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., January 20, 2023
Day 331 of the russian full-scale invasion continues.
The enemy does not abandon its intentions to destroy the critical infrastructure of our country, keeps targeting civilian facilities and civilian residences, thus violating the rules of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and principles of war.
The threat of air and missile strikes across Ukraine remains high.
During the day of January 20, the adversary launched 2x missile strikes (on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Kramatorsk) and 12x air strikes. The occupant forces also launched 29x MLRS attacks, in particular, at Nikopol.
The adversary does not abandon its aggressive plans. The russian forces carry out offensive operations on Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Zaporizhzhia axes, intensifying the employment of aricraft. The enemy is conducting defense on Kup’yans’k, Lyman, Novopavlivka, and Kherson axes.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: adversary units remain stationed in the border areas with Ukraine, but no offensive groups have been found.
The republic of belarus continues to provide comprehensive support to the russian aggression. In addition to joint exercises of the russian Aerospace Forces and the Air Force and Air Defense Forces of the republic of belarus, russian units continue their training on the territory of belarus.
The enemy does not stop shelling all along the line of contact. The vicinities of settlements of Volfyne (Sumy oblast), Hur’iv Kozacho, Strilecha, Ternova, Ohirtseve, Budarky, Kam’yanka, Fyholivka, and Dvorichna (Kharkiv oblast) were hit by the adversary fire.
Kup’yans’k axis: the vicinities of settlements of Tavil’zhanka, Orlyanka, Kup’yans’k, Pishchane, and Vyshneve (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivs’ke, and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast) were shelled with tanks, mortars, artillery and missile systems.
Lyman axis: the enemy fired all available systems at the vicinities of Novojehorivka, Nevs’ke, Holykove, Chervonopopivka, Kreminna, and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Pivnichne, Zalizne, and Maiors’k (Donetsk oblast) were shelled.
Avdiivka axis: Kam’yanka, Avdiivka, Pervomais’ke, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) came under enemy fire.
Novopavlivka axis: the adversary fired tanks and artillery at the vicinities of settlements of Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).
Zaporizhzhia axis: tank, mortar, and artillery fire hit Vremivka, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Ol’hivs’ke, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Novodanylivka, Kam’yans’ke, and Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the occupant forces once again fired artillery and missile systems at the settlements of Nikopol’ (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Antonivka, and Kherson. There are civilian casualties.
The adversary is stepping up security measures in the temporarily occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia oblast. In particular, a ban on crossing checkpoints around the city of Melitopol starting March 1 has been announced in this settlement. A special pass to be obtained at the so-called commandant’s office only upon providing personal data is the only way to cross the checkpoints.
Mobilization continues in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk oblast. Thus, the occupation administration of Alchevsk has prepared another batch of lists in order to replenish casualties among the russian invaders. The replenishments will include, among others, the employees of the so-called Ministry of Emergency Situations.
During the day of January 20, Ukrainian Air Force launched 14x air strikes on the concentrations of the enemy and 3x air strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems positions. In the meantime, Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 1x command post, 2x concentrations of manpower, and 1x ammunition depot of the occupant forces.