Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 23. Januar 2023:
• Das britische Intel Update:
General Valery Gerasimov, Russia’s Chief of the General Staff and newly appointed commander in Ukraine, has likely started his tour with a drive to improve deployed troops’ day-to-day discipline.
Since he took command, officers have been attempting to clamp down on non-regulation uniform, travel in civilian vehicles, the use of mobile phones, and non-standard haircuts.
The measures have been met with sceptical feedback. However, some of the greatest derision has been reserved for attempts to improve the standard of troops’ shaving.
Officials in the Donetsk People’s Republic, described the prioritisation a ‘farce’ that would ‘hamper the process of destroying the enemy’.
Wagner proxy group owner, Yevgeny Prigozhin criticised military leadership, suggesting that, ‘war is the time of the active and courageous, and not of the clean-shaven.’
The Russian force continues to endure operational deadlock and heavy casualties; Gerasimov’s prioritisation of largely minor regulations is likely to confirm the fears of his many sceptics in Russia.
Along with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, he is increasingly seen as out of touch and focused on presentation over substance.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., January 23, 2023
Day 334 of the full-scale russian military aggression begun.
The threat of russian strikes using land-based, sea-based and air-based missiles and „kamikaze drones“ remains high across Ukraine.
During the day, the enemy launched 4x missile and 5x air strikes, and conducted more than 40x MLRS attacks.
The occupiers attempted unsuccessful offensives on Avdiivka, Lyman, and Zaporizhzhia axes, and continued to attack Ukrainian Defense Forces on Baknmut axis. Russian forces stay on the defensive on other axes.
Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled attacks in the vicinities of Stelmakhivka and Novoselivske (Luhansk oblast); Vyimka, Rozdolivka, Bilohorivka, Paraskoviivka, Bakhmut, Stupochki, Novobakhmutivka, Pervomaiske, and Maryinka (Donetsk oblast).
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no enemy offensive groups were detected. The vicinities of Sopych, Kharkivka, and Popivka settlements (Sumy oblast); and Veterynarne, Strilecha, Zelene, Pylna, Vovchansk, Novomlynsk, Starytsya and Dvorichna (Kharkiv oblast) suffered mortar and artillery fire.
Kupyansk axis: the enemy shelled the vicinities of Petropavlivka, Tabaivka, Synkivka, Krokhmalne, and Kupyansk settlements (Kharkiv oblast); as well as Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast).
Lyman axis: Makiyivka, Ploshanka, Chervonopivka, Serebryansk forestry and Kuzmyne (Luhansk oblast) suffered enemy shelling.
Bakhmut axis: the vicinities of 21x came under enemy fire, including Verkhnyokamianske, Krasnopolivka, Zalizne, Bilohorivka, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Kurdyumivka, and Mayorsk (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiivka axis: Avdiivka, Nevels’ke, Pervomaiske, Krasnohorivka, Heorgiivka, and Maryinka came under enemy fire.
Novopavlivka axis: the enemy employed artillery and mortars in the vicinities of Bohoyavlenka and Mykils’ke (Donetsk oblast).
Zaporizhzhia axis: more than 20x settlements came under artillery fire, including, Vilne Pole, Vremivka and Novopil (Donetsk oblast); Hulyaipole, Pavlivka, Novodanilivka, Stepove, Orihiv, Shcherbaki, and Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the vicinities of Dudchany, Ingulets, Havrylivka, Burgunka, Monastyrske, Antonivka settlements, and the city of Kherson suffered MLRS attacks.
Additional russian troops were deployed to the towns of Vynohradove and Brylivka (Kherson oblast) on January 18 – 21, 2023. The newly arrived personnel is armed with small arms only, bulletproof vests were worn only by few and no military equipment was noticed.
The enemy continues to suffer losses. Based on the available information, Dniprorudnyi city hospital (Zaporizhzhia oblast) is full of wounded russian military. Just recently, about 150x invaders have been delivered to the hospital. At the same time, most of the hospital staff refused to cooperate with the occupiers, thus the occupies were forced to deploy doctors and other staff from the russian federation.
During the day, Ukrainian Air Force launched 3x airstrikes on the concentration of enemy troops. 1x enemy „Orlan-10“ UAV was shot down.
Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 4x concentrations of russian troops and 3x ammunition depots.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (23 January 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, the artillery of the Western Military District has launched strikes at the concentrations of manpower from 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Dvurechnaya, Berestovoye (Kharkov region), and Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).
Over 40 Ukrainian personnel, and 1 motor vehicle have been eliminated.
In Krasny Liman direction, the artillery of the Central Military District and Airborne Troops have neutralised the units from 80th and 95th airborne assault brigades of the AFU near Serebryanskoye forestry.
The enemy has lost up to 70 personnel, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, and 2 U.S.-manufactured counterbattery warfare radars (AN/TPQ-37 and AN/TPQ-50).
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 Krasnopolye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Over 60 personnel, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, 2 howitzers (Msta-B and D-30), as well as 1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery warfare radar have been eliminated.
In Zaporozhye direction, complex fire strikes, launched by the forces of the Eastern Military District at AFU units, have resulted in the elimination of up to 30 Ukrainian personnel, 3 motor vehicles, and 1 fighting vehicle equipped with Grad multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS).
In Dnepr direction, the provisional base of a unit from 107th Rocket Artillery Brigade has been neutralised by high-precision ground-based armament near Marganets (Dnepropetrovsk region).
The strike has resulted in the elimination of one launching ramp of U.S.-manufactured HIMARS MLRS, its crew, and two motor vehicles.
Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 63 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 97 areas.
Air defence facilities have shot down 3 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Zhovtnevoye (Kharkov region).
Moreover, 14 rocket-propelled projectiles, launched by HIMARS MLRS, have been intercepted near Donesk, Avdeyevka, Pilipchatino (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Chervonopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
In total, 376 airplanes and 203 helicopters, 2,934 unmanned aerial vehicles, 401 air defence missile systems, 7,607 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 987 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,893 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,153 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 23, 2023
Day 334 of the russian full-scale invasion continues.
During the day, the invaders launched 4x missile strikes targeting Ukrainian settlements (2x missiles were intercepted by Ukrainian air defense) and 18x air strikes. The enemy also conducted 24x MLRS attacks.
The threat of russian air and missile strikes across Ukraine remains high.
The enemy continues its offensive on Bakhmut and Avdiivka axes, with the aim to capture the entire Donetsk oblast, regardless of suffering numerous casualties. The adversary’s offensive operations on Kup’yans’k axis failed, all attacks were repelled.
Lyman, Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson axes: the invaders are on the defensive. 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 Novovasylivka, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Stukalivka (Sumy oblast), Hur’yiv Kozachok, Slobozhans’ke, Zelene, Ternova, Starytsya, Vovchans’k, Zemlyanky, Kam’yanka, and Krasne Pershe (Kharkiv oblast) were shelled.
Kup’yans’k axis: the adversary shelled the vicinities of Dvorichna, Hryanykivka, Kup’yans’k, Kyslivka, Krokhmal’ne, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast), as well as Novoselivs’ke and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast).
Lyman axis: the vicinities of Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Kreminna, Dibrova, and Kuzmyne (Luhansk oblast) came under enemy fire.
Bakhmut axis: Spirne, Vyimka, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Maiors’k, and New York were shelled.
Avdiivka axis: Berdychi, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) came under enemy fire.
Novopavlivka axis: Mykil’s’ke, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Neskuchne, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast) suffered enemy attacks.
Zaporizhzhia axis: Komyshuvakha (Donetsk oblast), Chervone, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast) were subject to artillery attacks.
Kherson axis: the occupants keep targeting civilian population on a daily basis. Antonivka and Kherson came under MLRS fire yet again.
The russian invaders keep dying ingloriously in Ukraine. On January 20-21, the enemy conducted offensive operations on Zaporizhzhia axis near Mali Shcherbaky. According to an update, the enemy lost more than 50x troops, including 16x killed, in exchanges of fire and combats with Ukrainian Defense Forces over the mentioned period. In addition, 9x units of weapons and military equipment of various types (1x tank, 6x IFVs, and 1x Tiger armored vehicle) were destroyed. 4x more units were damaged.
Since early January 2023, the number of wounded enemy soldiers in the temporarily occupied part of Kherson oblast has seen a major increase. Local hospitals are packed beyond their capacity. All gravely wounded are distributed among medical institutions in the oblast. Only a small number are sent to the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea for further treatment.
In a number of settlements (Sievierodonetsk district, Luhansk oblast), russian occupants are taking every effort to isolate the local residents. In particular, Ukrainian television and mobile connection are unavailable.
During the day of January 23, Ukrainian Air Force launched 5x air strikes on the concentrations of russian troops.
The Ukrainian Defense Forces shot down 2x russian Su-25 aircraft, 1x Ka-52 attack helicopter, 1x “Orlan-10” unmanned aerial vehicle, and 2x Kh-59 air-to-surface guided missiles.
At the same time, Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 3x concentrations of the occupants and 1x logistics depot.