Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 30. Januar 2023
Nachgetragen fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 30. Januar 2023:
• In der laufenden – internationalen wie auch deutschen – Debatte über die Lieferung westlicher Kampfflugzeuge an die Ukraine hat US-Präsident Joe Biden eine (weitere?) rote Linie gezogen: Die USA selbst würden keine Jets des Typs F-16 zur Weitergabe an die Ukraine zur Verfügung stellen, antwortete Biden am Montagabend (Ortszeit Washington) auf eine entsprechende Frage:
Question: Will the United States provide F-16s to Ukraine?
THE PRESIDENT: No.
Das ist, auch das gehört dazu, noch keine Antwort auf die Frage, ob die USA einer Weitergabe dieser Maschinen z.B. von Polen oder den Niederlanden zustimmen würden.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Russian authorities are likely keeping open the option of another round of call-ups under the ‘partial mobilisation’.
On 22 January 2023, media reported that Russian border guards were preventing dual passport holding Kyrgyz migrant workers from leaving Russia, telling the men that their names were on mobilisation lists.
Separately, on 23 January 2023, Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that the decree on ‘partial mobilisation’ continues to remain in force, claiming the decree remained necessary for supporting the work of the Armed Forces.
Observers had questioned why the measure had not been formally rescinded.
The Russian leadership highly likely continues to search for ways to meet the high number of personnel required to resource any future major offensive in Ukraine, while minimising domestic dissent.
• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., January 30, 2023
Day 341 of the full-scale russian military aggression begun.
During the past day, the enemy launched air and 3x missile strikes, one of which targeted Kharkiv. They carried out 44x attacks from MLRS, in particular on populated areas. There are wounded and dead among the civilian population.
The threat of russian air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine remains high.
Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivsk axes: the enemy is conducting offensive operations; on other axes – on the defensive.
Units of the Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in vicinities of Bilogorivka, Luhansk Oblast, and Yampolivka, Rozdolivka, Vasyukivka, Paraskoviivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, and Ozaryanivka, Donetsk Oblast.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the situation has not changed significantly, and no offensive groups of the enemy have been detected.
With mortars and artillery, the enemy shelled the areas of Hrinivka and Krasny Khutir settlements of Chernihiv Oblast; Volfine, Pisarivka and Zapsilya – Sumy and Odnorobivka, Chervona Zorya, Veterinarne, Strelecha, Glyboke, Zelene, Neskuchne, Ternova, Staritsa, Verkhnya Pisarivka, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Budarky and Novomlynsk of the Kharkiv Oblast.
Kupyansk axis: the areas of Dvorichna, Vilshana, Sinkivka, Petropavlivka, Pishchane, Krokhmalne, Berestov, Zeleny Gai, Vyshneve in Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka and Andriivka in Luhansk Oblast were shelled.
Lyman axis: Makiivka, Nevske, Chervopopivka, Kreminna and Dibrova in the Luhansk Oblast and Terna and Yampolivka in the Donetsk Oblast were damaged by fire.
Bakhmut axis: Spirne, Berestov, Bilogorivka, Rozdolivka, Bakhmut, Diliivka, Druzhba and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by fire.
Avdiivka axis: Severne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka came under enemy artillery fire.
Novopavlivka axis: Bogoyavlenka, Vugledar, Neskuchne and Velika Novosilka of the Donetsk Oblast were under enemy fire.
Zaporizhzhia axis: the areas of more than 15x settlements were affected by enemy artillery fire, in particular, Vremivka and Novopil of the Donetsk Oblast; Poltavka, Malynivka, Chervone, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Novodanilivka, Orihiv, Novoandriivka of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast and Nikopol – Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
Kherson axis: the russian occupiers shelled the suburbs and the city of Kherson. There are casualties among civilians.
The enemy continues to suffer losses. About 20x bodies of dead occupiers from the districts of Novobakhmutivka and Mayorsk were brought to one of the local morgues in Horlivka, Donetsk Oblast, only on January 28.
During the day, our aircraft struck the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile complex and made 2x strikes on the areas of concentration of the occupiers. Missile and artillery units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 2x radar stations, an ammunition depot and one other important enemy object.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums*:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation (30 January 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, artillery of the ‚Zapad‘ Group of Forces hit manpower and hardware of the 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near the settlements of Tymkovka and Krugliakovka (Kharkov region).
More than 35 Ukrainian personnel, an armoured fighting vehicle, and two motor vehicles were neutralised.
In Krasny Liman direction, artillery fire of the ‚Tsentr‘ Group of Forces inflicted a fire damage on the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade’s units close to Novoyegorovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
The AFU have suffered up to 40 Ukrainian personnel as well as four armoured combat vehicles, and three motor vehicles eliminated during the day.
In Donetsk direction, more than 70 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, an infantry fighting vehicle, two pickup trucks, two Grad MLRS vehicles, a D-30 howitzer, and a US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar station have been neutralised in a day during an active offensive by the ‚Yug‘ Group of Forces.
In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, the ‚Vostok‘ Group of Forces, being on successful offensive, have taken better positions and inflicted fire on units of the 1st Tank Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as the 102nd Territorial Defence Brigade near Uspenovka (Zaporozhye region).
Total losses of the AFU in these directions during the day amounted to 25 Ukrainian servicemen, two armoured combat vehicles, a D-20 howitzer, two D-30 howitzers, as well as a Gvozdika self-propelled artillery unit.
In Kherson direction, one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery unit and an artillery ammunition depot were destroyed during the day as part of a counter-battery operation.
Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 73 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 138 areas.
Russian air defence facilities have shot down one Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Novodarovka (Zaporozhye region).
Also during the day, two unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down close to Kolomiychikha and Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic) and four shells of the HIMARS and Uragan MLRS in the areas of Kostantinovka, Nikolskoye, and Blagoveschenka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Trudolyubimovka (Zaporozhye region).
In addition, two US-made HARM anti-radiation missiles were intercepted near Proletarka and Vinogradovo (Kherson region).
In total, 381 airplanes and 205 helicopters, 2,982 unmanned aerial vehicles, 402 anti-aircraft missile systems, 7,679 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 997 combat vehicles equipped with multiple launch rocket systems, 3,962 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,226 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.
• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., January 30, 2023
Day 341 of the russian full-scale invasion continues.
The adversary continues its offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Novopavlivka axes. On other areas, the enemy is on the defense.
During the day of January 30, russian occupants launched 4x missile attacks. They also launched more than 10x MLRS attacks at the civilian infrastructure of Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast).
The threat of russian air and missile strikes across Ukraine remains high.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no changes, no adversary offensive groups were found. Training of enemy units is ongoing at the training grounds of the republic of belarus.
The occupants shelled the vicinities of settlements of Khrinivka, Krasnyi Khutir (Chernihiv oblast), Volfyne, Shpyl’, Basivka, Zapsillya, Mezenivka, Velyka Pysarivka (Sumy oblast), Veterynarne, Hlyboke, Zelene, Neskuchne, Verkhnya Pysarivka, Vovchans’k, Budarky, Novomlyns’k, and Dvorichna (Kharkiv oblast).
Kupyans’k axis: Syn’kivka, Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivs’ke, Berestove, and Andriivka (Luhansk oblast) were hit by enemy fire.
Lyman axis: Novojehorivka, Makiivka, Chervonopopivka, Dibrova (Luhansk oblast), Yampolivka, and Yampil (Donetsk oblast) were shelled.
Bakhmut axis: Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Krasna Hora, Paraskoviivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivs’ke, Ozaryanivka, Druzhba, Ivanopillya, and New York (Donetsk oblast) came under fire.
Avdiivka axis: Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, and Mar’inka came under tank, mortar and artillery fire of the enemy.
Novopavlivka axis: Vodyane, Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, and Neskuchne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled.
Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: enemy artillery fire hit more than 40x settlements. Among them are Vremivka (Donetsk oblast), Hulyaipole, Bilohir’ya (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Dobra Nadiya (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Beryslav, L’vove, Ivanivka, Antonivka, Kherson, Berehove, and Veletens’ke (Kherson oblast). There are civilian casualties.
According to the available information, the russian occupiers prohibit students from studying online under the Ukrainian program in local schools of Kakhovka district. Local teachers refuse to teach children according to the russian curriculum, and the occupiers threaten to forcibly take children for so-called “training” deep into the temporarily occupied Kherson oblast, as well as to russia and the occupied Crimea.
In the settlement of Tavriys’ke (Skadovs’k district, Kherson oblast), the occupiers have set up a “field hospital” in the premises of a kindergarten to treat russian soldiers. It is packed beyond capacity with the gravely wounded invaders.
During the day of January 30, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 4x air strikes on the enemy concentrations, while the missile and artillery units hit 3x command posts, 4x concentrations, and 2x ammunition depots of the occupiers.
*Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums ist hier in den vergangenen Wochen i.d.R nach der auf dem Messengerdienst Telegram veröffentlichten Version zitiert worden, weil die Webseite des Ministeriums sehr oft nicht erreichbar ist. Derzeit scheint sich das stabilisiert zu haben, so dass ich wenn möglich die auf der Webseite auf Englisch veröffentlichte Fassung verwende und dann auch verlinke; das kann sich allerdings jederzeit wieder ändern.