Nachgereicht fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 22. Januar 2023:
• Das britische Intel Update:
On 17 January 2023, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced plans for major changes to the structure of the armed forces’, to be implemented between 2023 and 2026.
This included an increase to 1.5 million personnel – an 11% increase on top of the previously announced expansion to 1.35 million.
Shoigu also announced the re-establishment of Moscow and Leningrad military districts, a partial return to the Soviet era organisation of forces in Western Russia. A new army corps is to be established in Karelia, near the Finnish border.
Shoigu’s plans signal that the Russian leadership highly likely assesses that an enhanced conventional military threat will endure for many years beyond the current Ukraine war. However, Russia will highly likely struggle to staff and equip the planned expansion.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., 22nd January 2023
Day 333 of the full-scale russian military aggression begun.
During the past day, the enemy launched 1x missile and 27x air strikes, and conducted 55x MLRS attacks.
The threat of ground-based and air-launched missile strikes and „kamikaze drones“ attacks remains high across Ukraine.
The occupiers attempted unsuccessful offensives on Avdiivka and Lyman axes, and continued to attack Ukrainian Defense Forces on Baknmut axis. The intensity of russian air operations in the area is raising. russian forces stay on the defensive on other axes.
Over the past day, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled attacks in the vicinities of Novoselivs’ke (Luhansk oblast); Terny, Serebryans’k forestry, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Bilohorivka, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Pervomais’ke, Mar’inka, and Pobieda (Donetsk oblast).
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no enemy offensive groupings were detected.
The vicinities of Brusky (Chernihiv oblast); Sopych (Sumy oblast); as well as Veterynarne, Strilecha, Pylne, Starytsya, Vovchans’k, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, and Kup’yans’k (Kharkiv oblast) were affected by enemy mortar and artillery fire.
Kup’yans’k axis: Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Tabaivka, and Krokhmalne (Kharkiv oblast); and Novoselivs’ke and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast) came under fire.
Lyman axis: the enemy shelled Makiivka, Ploshanka, Chervonopivka, Kuzmine, and Serebryans’k forestry (Luhansk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions in the vicinities of more than 15x settlements, including Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Vyimka, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, New York, Druzhba, and Zalizne (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiivka axis: Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Nevels’ke, Heorhiivka, Krasnohorivka, and Mar’inka (Donetsk oblast) were subject to enemy attacks.
Novopavlivka axis: Bohoyavlenka and Mykilske (Donetsk oblast) suffered enemy shelling.
Zaporizhzhia axis: more than 15x settlements were affected by russian artillery fire, including Vremivka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv, Novodanylivka, Kam’yans’ke, Zelenyi Hai, and Novosilka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the occupiers again shelled Bilozerka, Dniprovs’ke, Yantarna, Berehove, and Kherson employing the wide range of artillery systems.
During the past day, Ukrainian Air Force conducted 14x air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops and 3x air strikes against russian anti-aircraft missile systems.
Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 2x concentrations of russian troops and military equipment.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (22 January 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, Ground-Assault and Army Aviation, as well as the artillery of the Western Military District have neutralised the concentrations of manpower of the units from 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Dvurechnaya, Gryanikovka (Kharkov region), Novosyolovskoye, and northern outskirts of Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
Over 50 Ukrainian personnel, 1 motor vehicle, and 1 pickup have been eliminated.
In Krasny Liman direction, the strikes launched by Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, as well as the artillery of the Central Military District and Airborne Troops have resulted in the neutralisation of the units from 92nd Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Stelmakhovka, 95th, 80th airborne assault brigades of the AFU, and 125th Territorial Defence Brigade near Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), Serebryanskoye forestry, and Yampolovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Over 80 Ukrainian personnel, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, 5 armoured fighting vehicles, and 1 pickup have been eliminated.
2 U.S.-manufactured counterbattery warfare radars (AN/TPQ and AN/TPQ-37) have been destroyed near Vishnyovoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Nevskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).
In Donetsk direction, units of the Southern Military District, and volunteers from assault detachments continued their successful offensive operation, and neutralised the AFU units near Razdolovka, Blagodatnoye, Krasnopolye, and Severnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
1 AFU ordnance depot has been destroyed near Antonovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Over 80 Ukrainian personnel, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 motor vehicles, and 1 D-30 howitzer have been eliminated.
In Zaporozhye direction, offensive operations conducted by the units of the Eastern Military District have resulted in taking more advantageous lines and positions.
Up to 85 Ukrainian personnel, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 1 pickup, 2 D-20 howitzers have been eliminated near Stepnogorsk (Zaporozhye region), and Prechistovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as 1 D-30 howitzer near Preobrazhenka (Zaporozhye region).
1 AFU ordnance depot has been destroyed near Malinovka (Zaporozhye region).
In Kherson direction, 1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-36 counterbattery warfare radar has been destroyed near Sadovoye (Kherson region).
Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised the command post of 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the AFU near Lezhino (Zaporozhye region), as well as 74 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 119 areas.
Russian air defence facilities have shot down 1 Su-25 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force near Antonovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
9 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed near Zmiyevka, Vladimirovka, Krasnorechenskoye, Yagodnoye (Lugansk People’s Republic), Urozhaynoye, Novomayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region), and Ochakovskoye (Kherson region).
2 rocket-propelled projectiles launched by U.S.-manufactured HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems have been shot down near Rabotino and Molochansk (Zaporozhye region).
1 U.S.-manufactured HARM anti-radiation missile has been intercepted near Stepnogorsk (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 376 airplanes and 203 helicopters, 2,931 unmanned aerial vehicles, 401 air defence missile systems, 7,601 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 985 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,887 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,144 special military motor vehicles have been since the beginning of the special military operation.
Situation update as of 6 p.m., January 22, 2023
Day 333 of the russian full-scale invasion has begun.
During the day of January 22, the adversary launched 5x air strikes on the positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces and 1x missile strike on critical infrastructure in Zaporizhzhia oblast. The invaders made more than 20x MLRS attacks.
The threat of russian air and missile strikes on civilian targets across Ukraine remains high.
The enemy is focusing its main efforts on offensive operations on Bakhmut axis. The russian forces are failing in their offensive on Zaporizhzhia, Avdiivka, and Lyman axes, while defending on Kup’yans’k, Novopavlivka, and Kherson axes.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes, no offensive groups of the adversary were found. At the same time, the vicinities of settlements of Studenok, Doroshivka, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Iskrykivshchyna, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Vetarynarne, Strilecha, Zelene, Vovchans’k, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, and Kupyansk (Kharkiv oblast) were shelled with mortars and artillery.
Kupy’ans’k axis: the adversary shelled the vicinities of Petropavlivka, Tabaivka, Krokhmal’ne (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivs’ke, and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast).
Lyman axis: Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka and Kuzmine in the Luhansk oblast were shelled.
Bakhmut axis: vicinities of 14x settlements came under fire from the enemy artillery. Among them are Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Bilohorivka, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Kurdyumivka, and Maiors’k (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiivka axis: Avdiivka, Nevel’s’ke, Heorhiivka, and Mar’inka came under the enemy fire.
Novopavlivka axis: Bohoyavlenka and Mykil’s’ke (Donetsk oblast) were shelled.
Zaporizhzhia axis: artillery fire hit more than 16x settlements, including Vil’ne Pole, Vremivka, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Hulyaipole, Pavlivka, Stepove, Orikhiv, and Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the occupants keep terrorizing the civilian residents. In particular, the vicinities of settlements of Dudchany, Monastyrs’ke, Antonivka, Berehove, Yantarne, and Kherson came under MLRS and artillery fire. There were civilian casualties.
The adversary continues to suffer losses. Thus, trucks and cars with wounded russian servicemen arrive daily at the city hospital in Nova Kakhovka (Kherson oblast). The number of eliminated occupants is being finalized.
During the day of January 22, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 3x air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops; missile and artillery units attacked 2x concentrations of russian troops, and 2x ammunition depots.