Nachgereicht fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 21. Januar 2023:
• Das britische Intel Update:
In recent days, the heaviest fighting has focused in three sectors. In the northeast, near Kremina, Ukraine has likely made small gains and successfully defended against a Russian counter-attack.
Around the Donetsk Oblast, in Bakhmut sector, Russian and Wagner proxy forces have likely been reconstituting in the town of Soledar, after capturing it earlier in the week.
In the south, in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, both sides have massed significant forces, which have conducted artillery exchanges and skirmishes, but have avoided any large-scale offensive effort.
Overall, the conflict is in a state of deadlock. However, there is a realistic possibility of local Russian advances around Bakhmut.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., January 21, 2023
Day 332 of the russian full-scale invasion has begun.
The threat of russian air and missile strikes across Ukraine remains high.
During the day of January 21, the adversary launched 7x missile strikes (3x of which targeted the cities of Kramatorsk and Hulyaipole) and 15x air strikes. The invaders also launched 68x MLRS attacks, including at the civilian infrastructure of Nikopol’.
During the day of January 21, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled occupants’ attacks in the vicinities of settlements of Novoselivs’ke, Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka (Luhansk oblast), Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Vasyukivka, Krasna Hora, Yahidne, Bakhmut, Predtechyne, Vodyane, and Mar’inka (Donetsk oblast).
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhansky axes: certain adversary units remain stationed in the border areas with Ukraine, but no enemy offensive groups were found. The forces and means of the armed forces of the russian federation, deployed to the republic of belarus, are actively reconnoitering the targets of neighboring states, including Ukraine.
The adversary artillery and mortar fire affected the vicinities of settlements of Volfyne (Sumy oblast), as well as Hur’yiv Kozachok, Veterynarne, Strilecha, Zelene, Ternova, Starytsya, Ohirtseve, Vovchans’k, Vil’cha, Budarky, Krasne Pershe, Kam’yanka, Fyholivka, and Dvorichna (Kharkiv oblast).
Kup’yans’k axis: the vicinities of settlements of Tavil’zhanka, Vil’shana, Orlyanka, Kup’yans’k, Krokhmal’ne, Pishchane, Berestove, Vyshneve (Kharkiv oblast), as well as Novoselivs’ke, and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast) came under tanks, mortars, artillery and missile systems’ fire.
Lyman axis: the enemy fired all available weaponry at the vicinities of settlements of Novojehorivka, Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Ploshchanka, Holykove, Chervonopopivka, Kreminna, and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Vyimka, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Pivnichne, Zalizne, Kurdyumivka, and Maiors’k (Donetsk oblast) were hit by fire.
Avdiivka axis: Kam’yanka, Avdiivka, Vesele, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) came under enemy fire.
Novopavlivka axis: the adversary shelled Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).
Zaporizhzhia axis: tank, mortar, and artillery fire hit Vremivka, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Ol’hivs’ke, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Bilohir’ya, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, Mali Shcherbaky, Kam’yans’ke, and Plavni (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the occupant forces once again shelled Marhanets’ and Nikopol’ (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Antonivka, and Kherson with artillery and missile systems. There are civilian casualties.
The adversary suffers daily casualties in the war of aggression it has unleashed. According to the available information, more than 300x wounded occupants are being treated in the surgical department alone of the city hospital of Starobils’k (Luhansk oblast).
To provide medical care, the russian occupant forces use not only the already overcrowded medical facilities of the temporarily occupied settlements of the Kherson oblast, but also equip kindergartens as field hospitals. In addition, all doctors in the central hospital of Nyzhni Sirohozy have been replaced, and only the personnel of the russian occupation forces are now treated there.
A similar situation has developed in Kalanchak, where local doctors were fired, and medical personnel from the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea were brought in to replace them. Local residents are not allowed to visit the hospital.
During the day of January 20, Ukrainian Air Force launched 18x air strikes on the concentrations of the enemy and 4x air strikes on the positions of their anti-aircraft missile systems.
The Ukrainian Defense Forces also shot down 2x reconnaissance UAVs Orlan-10 and Merlin-VR.
Missile and artillery units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces hit 1x command post, 2x concentrations, and 1x ammunition depot of the occupiers.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (21 January 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, aviation and artillery of the Western Military District (WMD) have hit units of the 103rd Territorial Defence Brigade near Berestovoye (Kharkov region).
More than 35 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 armoured fighting vehicle and 2 motor vehicles have been destroyed. In addition, 1 AFU artillery munition warehouse has been destroyed near Olshana (Kharkov region).
In Krasniy Liman direction, artillery fire from the Central Military District (CMD) has hit units of the 111th Territorial Defence Brigade near Torskoye and Terny (Donetsk People’s Republic).
More than 20 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, 1 D-20 howitzer, and 1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-37 counter-battery radar station have been destroyed.
In Donetsk direction, volunteers of assault detachments, supported by Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Southern Military District, have liberated Dvurechye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The AFU suffered up to 50 servicemen killed and wounded, 2 armoured combat vehicles, 3 pickup trucks and 2 D-20 and D-30 howitzers.
In addition, 1 warehouse of the AFU artillery munition has been destroyed near Vodyanoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and 1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-37 counter-battery radar station has been destroyed near Malinovka.
In Zaporozhye direction, as a result of the offensive actions, units of the Eastern Military District (EMD) have taken more advantageous lines and positions.
More than 30 fighters, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 pickup trucks, 1 Akatsia self-propelled howitzer and 1 D-20 howitzer have been destroyed during the day.
Operational and Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and artillery of groups of troops (forces) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised the command post of the 36th Separate Rifle Battalion of Territorial Defence near Kotlyarovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as 67 artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 95 areas.
Fighter Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 Su-24 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force near Vladimirovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
1 Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force has been shot down by anti-aircraft defence forces near Lozovaya (Kharkov region).
Also during the day, 14 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed near Kovalyovka, Kremennaya, Naugolnoye, Novovodyannoye, Ploshchanka, Nezhurino, Zmiyovka, Chervonopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Novokazankovatoye (Zaporozhye region) and Blagodatnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In addition, 3 HIMARS and Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems, and 1 HARM anti-radar missile have been intercepted near Vasilyovka and Grozovoye (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 375 airplanes and 203 helicopters, 2,922 unmanned aerial vehicles, 401 air defence missile systems, 7,589 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 985 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,883 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,128 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 18.00, 21st January, 2023
Day 332 of the russian full-scale military aggression continues.
The threat of ground-based and air-launched missile strikes and „kamikaze drones“ attacks remains high across Ukraine.
During the day russian forces conducted 26x air airstrikes and 15x MLRS attacks.
The enemy does not give up its invasion plans and concentrates main efforts on further attempts to occupy Donetsk oblast. The occupiers attempted unsuccessful offensives on Avdiivka axis, and continued offensives on Baknmut and Zaporizhzhia directions supported by increased number of air raids.
However, the occupiers stay on the defensive on other axes.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no offensive groupings were detected. Russian territorial defense troops keep coming to the republic of belarus. In order to keep armed forces in full combat readiness, belarus leadership has yet again prolonged the dates of combat readiness check of belarus armed forces. This time it has been prolonged until January 30.
The threat of provocative border armed incidents remains.
The republic of belarus continues to provide comprehensive support to russian aggression. In addition to joint exercises, training of russian units continues on the territory of belarus.
The enemy does not stop artillery shelling along the entire line of contact. The vicinities of Bachivs’k and Volfyne (Sumy oblast); Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Strilecha, Krasne, Starytsya, Ohirtseve, Vovchans’k, Budarky, Kolodyazne, and Novomlynsk (Kharkiv oblast) came under russian mortar and artillery fire.
Kup’yans’k axis: the vicinities of Synkivka, Kucherivka, Pishchane, Krokhmalne, Novoselivs’ke, Stelmakhivka, Vyshneve, and Pershotravneve (Kharkiv oblast); Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast) suffered tank, mortar, barrel and rocket artillery fire.
Lyman axis: the enemy shelled Novoyehorivka, Makiivka, Ploshanka, Nevs’ke, Chervonpopivka, Dibrova, and Serebryansk forestry (Luhansk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions in the vicinities of more than 25x settlements, including, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Vyimka, Bilohorivka, Blahodatne, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Diliivka, Druzhba, and Zalizne (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiivka axis: Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Nevels’ke, Heorhiivka, Mary’nka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) were subject to enemy attacks.
Novopavlivka axis: Vuhledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Nyva, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast) came under fire.
Zaporizhzhia axis: more than 25x settlements were affected by artillery fire, including, Vremivka and Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast); Olhivske, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Novodanylivka, Kam’yans’ke, and Plavia (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the occupiers has yet again shelled Vesele (Zaporizhzhia oblast); and Kozatsk, Novoberyslav, Tyaginka, Tokarivka, Sadove, Naddniprians’ke and the city of Kherson from the entire range of artillery.
The enemy strengthens control over civilian population in the temporarily captured territories of Kherson oblast. In particular, russian occupiers take measures to create a database with information about actual addresses (places of living) of the local population, threatening to cut off electricity. Under the guise of implementing an „electricity saving program“, the so-called „authority“ is taking coercive measures to sign the „act of confirmation of the actual place of residence of a citizen“.
During the past day, Ukrainian Air Force conducted 13x air strikes on enemy concentration areas and 2x air strikes against russian air defense systems. Ukrainian missile and artillery units attacked 1x concentration of russian troops.