Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 26. Januar 2023:
• Erneut hat Russland mit zahlreichen Luftangriffen Städte in der Ukraine angegriffen (s. dazu auch das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs unten). Aus der Übersicht der New York Times:
Russia launched several volleys of missiles at Ukraine on Thursday, with strikes reported across the country killing at least 11 people, the authorities said.
The wave of strikes came a day after Germany and the United States pledged to send dozens of battle tanks to Ukraine, a significant step up in Western military support. Large booms shook the capital, Kyiv, at about 10 a.m. local time. Russia fired 55 missiles at targets across the country, with 47 shot down, Ukraine’s Air Force command said.
Ukraine’s State Emergency Service said that 11 people were killed in strikes across 11 regions of the country. Another 11 people were wounded in the attacks, which damaged 35 buildings, it said.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Russia has likely completed training of the 2nd Guards Motor Rifle Division (GMRD) in Belarus, which had been carrying out training since autumn 2022.
The majority of the 2nd GMRD has now transferred back to Russia, before almost certainly being recommitted to operations in Ukraine.
The 2nd GMRD is an element of the 1st Guards Tank Army and suffered major losses in the opening phases of the conflict.
It is now primarily made up of mobilised personnel operating older equipment taken from storage. Its combat effectiveness will likely be limited despite several weeks of training.
There is a realistic possibility that other Russian units are being rotated into Belarus for similar training, and that Russia will continue this model to regenerate and prepare units to maintain its force in Ukraine.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., January 26, 2023
Day 337 of the russian full-scale invasion has begun.
During the day of January 26, the adversary launched 37x air and 10x missile strikes, including, on the civilian infrastructure of the cities of Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia.
The occupant forces launched 97x MLRS attacks targeting residential buildings in Kherson. According to preliminary information, the enemy used 24x Iranian Shahed-136 loitering munitions at night. All of them were intercepted by the Ukrainian Defense Forces.
The threat of further russian air and missile strikes remains high across Ukraine.
Amid heavy losses, the enemy does not stop its offensive on Bakhmut and Novopavlivka axes. The adversary continued unsuccessful offensive operations on Lyman and Avdiivka axis. However, the invaders stay on the defensive on Kup’yans’k, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson axes.
The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled occupants’ attacks in the vicinities of Chervonopopivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Blahodatne, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Mar’inka, Vuhledar, and Pavlivka (Donetsk oblast).
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes, no offensive groups of the adversary were detected.
Sivershchyna axis: the adversary shelled the vicinities of Leonivka, Yasna Polyana, Mykhal’chyna Sloboda (Chernihiv oblast), Budivel’ne, Volfyne, and Tymofiivka (Sumy oblast).
Slobozhanshchyna axis: vicinities of 20x settlements suffered enemy attacks, including, Budarky, Vovchans’ki Khutory, Lyptsi, Vovchans’k, Krasne, and Neskuchne (Kharkiv oblast).
Kup’yans’k axis: Syn’kivka, Ivanivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka (Kharkiv oblast), and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast) came under fire.
Lyman axis: the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions in the vicinities of Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Chervonopopivka, Nevs’ke (Luhansk oblast), Veryhins’ke forestry, and Yampolivka (Donetsk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: 22x settlements came under fire, including Ivanivs’ke, Krasnopolivka, Spirne, Bakhmut, Ozaryanivka, New York, Klishchiivka, and Kurdyumivka (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiivka axis: Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Berdychi, Nevel’s’ke, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) suffered enemy attacks.
Novopavlivka axis: the adversary shelled Bohoyavlenka, Prechystivka, and Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast).
Zaporizhzhia axis: tank and artillery fire hit 25x settlements, including Vremivka, Vil’ne Pole, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, and Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: the occupant forces continue to shell civilian towns and villages. 20x settlements sustained damage, including Beryslav, Antonivka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Bilozerka, Novokairy, Respublikanets’, and Kherson. russian attacks caused casualties among civilian population.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the enemy is preparing for the next wave of mobilization. Thus, by January 29, 2023, all so-called public and private institutions must submit lists of persons to be exempted from conscription to military commissariats. The next massive wave of mobilization is scheduled for late February. At the same time, starting from February 1, 2023, all repair and construction works at the state-owned enterprises and institutions will be suspended, and all budgeted funds will be redirected to support the armed aggression against Ukraine.
During the day of January 25, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 14x air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops and 2x air strikes on the positions of russian anti-aircraft missile systems.
In addition, 2x russian Su-25 jets, 1x Ka-52 attack helicopter, 4x “Orlan-10” UAVs, and 1x “Superkam” UAV of the enemy were destroyed.
During the day of January 25, 2023, Ukrainian missile and artillery troops engaged 1x command post, 12x concentrations of troops, and 4x ammunition depots of the russian occupiers.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (26 January 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, the ‚Zapad‘ Group of Forces inflicted a fire damage on concentration of manpower of 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) close to Sinkovka, Timkovka (Kharkov region), and Novoselovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).
More than 20 Ukrainian troops, 1 armored combat vehicle, 1 pickup truck, and 1 D-20 howitzer were eliminated.
In Krasny Liman direction, units of the 25th Airborne and 95th Airborne Assault Brigades of the AFU close to Yampolovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as Serebryansky forest area, were hit by strikes of Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation of the ‚Tsentr‘ Group of Forces.
The enemy’s losses during the day in this area amounted to up to 70 troops killed and wounded, two armoured fighting vehicles, and four US-made M-777 artillery systems.
In Donetsk direction, units of the ‚Yug‘ Group of Forces took better ground and positions during the offensive. An artillery ammunition depot of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been destroyed near Konstantinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
More than 40 Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle, two Grad MLRS systems, a US-made M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery unit, two D-20 and Giatsint-B howitzers, and a US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radiation station have been neutralised.
In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, units of the ‚Vostok‘ Group of Forces, continuing their offensive, inflicted fire on the enemy in the areas of Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic), Pavlovka and Levadnoye (Zaporozhye region).
Total enemy losses in this direction amounted to 60 Ukrainian servicemen, three armoured fighting vehicles, and two pick-up trucks. Moreover, two fuel storage facilities for military equipment and three ammunition depots belonging to the AFU were destroyed near Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Chervonoye and Kantserovka (Zaporozhye region).
In Kherson direction, three D-20 howitzers, a Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, and two US-made AN/TPQ-37 and AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar stations were annihilated as part of counter-battery countermeasures.
Also, four ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were hit in the areas of Dudchany, Tokarevka (Kherson region), and Chervonogrygovka, Dnepropetrovsk Region. Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Armed Forces‘ grouping of troops (forces) engaged 83 artillery units at firing positions, as well as manpower, and military hardware in 119 areas. One radar of Ukrainian S-300 air defence system was destroyed near Ochakov (Nikolayev region).
Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down one Su-25 aircraft of Ukrainian Air Force near Andreevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Russian air defence facilities have shot down one Su-25 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force near Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic). Also, eight Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were obliterated in the areas of Kreminna, Zhytlovka, Novokrasnyanka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Nikolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Novoprokopovka, and Dorozhnyanka of the Zaporozhye region. Seven Olkha, Uragan, and HIMARS multiple-launch rocket shells were intercepted near Kreminna (Lugansk People’s Republic), Kuybyshevo, Valerianovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Novouspenovka (Zaporozhye region) and Chaplynka (Kherson region). In addition, a US-made HARM anti-radar missile was shot down near the village of Kostogryzovo (Kherson region).
In total, 379 airplanes and 204 helicopters, 2,956 unmanned aerial vehicles, 402 anti-aircraft missile systems, 7,634 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 990 combat vehicles equipped with multiple-launch rocket systems, 3,921 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,180 pieces of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 18.00, 26th January 2023
Day 337 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.
The enemy does not abandon his intentions to destroy the critical infrastructure of our state, strikes at civilian objects and homes of the civilian population.
The threat of air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine remains.
During this day, the enemy carried out 37x air strikes. 17 of them – with the use of Shahed-136 UAVs. All these drones were shot down.
In addition, the russian invaders launched 59x missiles, 47x of which were destroyed. Unfortunately, there are hits on civilian objects, there are casualties among civilians. Moreover, the invaders launched 53x attacks from MLRS.
Bakhmut and Novopavliv axes: in order to achieve the previously stated goals, despite significant losses, the enemy continues its offensive.
Lyman and Avdiiv axes: the enemy conducted unsuccessful actions with the aim of improving the tactical position. In the rest of the axis, it is on defensive.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no changes were made, and no offensive groups of the enemy were detected. Joint training of the aviation component of the regional grouping of the armed forces of the russian federation and the republic of belarus continues. At the same time, areas of Tymonovychi settlements of Chernihiv Oblast were shelled by mortars and artillery; Pavlivka and Timofiivka – Sumy Oblast, as well as Strelecha, Ternova, Staritsa, Vovchanski Khutory, Kolodyazne and Novomlynsk in Kharkiv Oblast.
Kupyansk axis, the enemy shelled the areas of Dvorichne, Orlyanka, Pishchane, Berestov and Lozova settlements of the Kharkiv Oblast; Stelmakhivka – Luhansk Oblast, as well as Ivanivka in Donetsk Oblast.
Lymanskyi axis, Makiyivka, Nevske, Chervonpopivka, Dibrova and Kuzmine in the Luhansk Oblast, as well as Yampolivka in the Donetsk Oblast, came under fire from tanks and artillery.
Bakhmut axis: in particular, Spirne, Bilogorivka, Krasna Gora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Bila Gora, Severnye and New York in Donetsk Oblast were hit by fire.
Avdiiv axis: Avdiivka, Vodyane, Georgiivka and Maryinka were shelled.
Novopavliv axis: Vugledar, Velyka Novosilka and Vremivka of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by fire.
Zaporizhzhia axis: more than 20 settlements were affected by artillery fire, in particular, Novopil in Donnechyna, as well as Chervone, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Orihiv, and Stepove in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Kherson axis: the occupiers again shelled the suburbs and Kherson itself with artillery.
Counter-intelligence measures are ongoing in some temporarily captured settlements of the Kherson Oblast. russian occupiers are actively looking for Ukrainian patriots. In the building of the former Gornostaivsky Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Kherson Oblast, the russian invaders set up a torture chamber. Some can get into it simply because of a speculated suspicion of cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Simferopol, all budget institutions, under the pretext of reform, received an instruction to reduce staff by 10 percent. It is also known that lists of persons subject to „optimization“ must be drawn up by February 1 of this year.
During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 8x strikes on areas where the enemy’s personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated, as well as a strike on the position of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile complex. In addition, during the day, our defenders shot down 3x reconnaissance UAVs of the occupiers.
Units of missile and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 3x control points, the enemy’s manpower concentration area, the artillery concentration area, and 2x other important military objects of the invaders during the day.