Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 7. Januar 2022:
• Nach der erstmaligen Ankündigung, gepanzerte Gefechtsfahrzeuge aus westlicher Produktion zu liefern – Marder-Schützenpanzer aus Deutschland, Bradley-Schützenpanzer aus den USA und AMX10 RC-Spähpanzer aus Frankreich – nimmt die Debatte über die Lieferung westlicher Kampfpanzer weiter an Fahrt auf. Das Wall Street Journal hatte am (gestrigen) Freitag berichtet, Polen sei bereit, seine Leopard-Kampfpanzer aus Deutschland an die Ukraine abzugeben:
Now, Poland is considering a request from Ukraine to donate its German-made Leopard main battle tanks, a senior Polish diplomat said. “They are for real considering giving anything just to help Ukraine,” said a Czech official closely involved in helping ship western arms into Ukraine, who confirmed that request. (…)
Poland has more than 240 Leopard tanks, enough for two tank brigades, and plans to eventually unload all of them, said Slawomir Debski, director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs, a Warsaw think tank close to the Polish government. The pace at which it could give those to Ukraine depends on how quickly Poland receives replacement tanks it has ordered from manufacturers in South Korea and the U.S., he said. Berlin would also need to approve.
Der polnische Ministerpräsident Mateusz Morawiecki bestätigte am (heutigen) Samstag entsprechende Gespräche, wie die polnische Zeitung Rzeczpospolita berichtete – das Thema habe er auch gegenüber Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz angesprochen:
Auf einer Pressekonferenz am Samstag räumte Ministerpräsident Mateusz Morawiecki ein, dass die Gespräche über die Lieferung westlicher Panzer an die Ukraine noch andauern. „Gemeinsam mit dem Präsidenten (Andrzej Duda – Anm. d. Red.) führen wir Gespräche, um eine breitere Koalition von Ländern zu bilden, die diese schwere, moderne Ausrüstung transferieren könnten. So viel kann ich im Moment sagen. Auch der Präsident ist hieran beteiligt. Die Gespräche werden fortgesetzt. Ich habe vor einigen Wochen in Brüssel mit Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz darüber gesprochen, und ich denke, wir werden in den nächsten Tagen mehr darüber wissen“, sagte der Regierungschef auf Fragen von Journalisten.
(Übersetzt mit deepl.com)
Polen verfügt über rund 250 Leopard-Panzer in verschiedenen Varianten, die im wesentlichen auf der Version Leopard 2A4 basieren. Neben Abrams-Kampfpanzern aus den USA hatte die Regierung in Warschau Kampfpanzer aus Südkorea bestellt. Eine Weitergabe der in Deutschland produzierten Leopard setzt eine Zustimung der Bundesregierung voraus.
• Die vom russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin verkündete Feuerpause über die Tage des russisch-orthodoxen Weihnachtsfests hat offensichtlich nicht gehalten. Während nach russischen Angaben diese Feuerpause befolgt worden sei, berichtete die Ukraine von anhaltenden russischen Angriffen auch während dieser Zeit. Britische Geheimdienstangaben stützen die ukrainische Version.
• Das britische Intel Update:
Fighting has continued at a routine level into the Orthodox Christmas period. One of the most fiercely contested sectors continues to be around the town of Kremina, in Luhansk Oblast.
In the last three weeks, the fighting around Kremina has focused on the heavily forested terrain to the west of the town.
With the coniferous woodland providing some cover from air observation even in winter, both sides are highly likely struggling to accurately adjust artillery fire.
As is typical with operations in forests, combat has largely devolved to dismounted infantry fighting, often at short range.
Russian commanders will highly likely view pressure around Kremina as a threat to the right flank of their Bakhmut sector, which they see as key for enabling any future advance to occupy the remainder of Donetsk Oblast.
Situation update of General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces as of 6.00 a.m., 7th January, 2023
Day 318 of the russian military aggression has begun.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy conducted 1x missile strike and 20x MLRS launches.
The threat of enemy air and missile strikes remains high across Ukraine.
The occupiers concentrate their efforts on further attempts to establish control over Donetsk oblast. Moreover, russian troops continue offensives on Bakhmut axis.
Over the past day, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled attacks in the vicinities of Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Dibrova, and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast); Ozaryanivka, Soledar, Krasna Hora, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Sil, Pervomais’ke, Maryinka, and Pobieda (Donetsk oblast).
Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes, no signs of the formation of enemy offensive grouping reported.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy shelled the vicinities of Strilecha, Bochkove, Komisarove, Krasne, Zelene, Ambarne, Buhruvatka, Hatyshche, and Odradne (Kharkiv oblast).
Kupyansk and Lyman axes: the vicinities of more than 20x settlements suffered russian shelling, including Dvorichna, Kup’yans’k, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, and Krokhmalne (Kharkiv oblast); Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Ploshanka, and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: the vicinities of more than 20x settlements came under enemy fire, including, Yakovlivka, Spirne, Berestovka, Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, and New York (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiivka axis: the invaders shelled Avdiivka, Vesele, Nevels’ke, Krasnohorivka, Kam’yanka, Heorgiivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).
Novopavlivka axis: the enemy shelled Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, and Paraskoviivka (Donetsk oblast).
Zaporizhzhia axis: the vicinities of 23x settlements were subjects to enemy attacks, including, Zelene Pole and Novopil (Donetsk oblast); Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Shcherbaki, and Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast); and Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk oblast).
Kherson axis: the enemy does not stop shelling populated areas along the right bank of the Dnipro River. In particular, the shelling affected civilian infrastructure of Chornobayivka, Antonivka, Beryslav, Zolota Balka and the city of Kherson. The attacks caused casualties among civilian population.
The russian invaders continue to put civilian population of the temporarily occupied and occupied territories under psychological and physical pressure. In particular, nearly 3,000 employees of the Zaporizhia NPP (Energodar, Zaporizhia oblast) were forced to obtain the so-called russian passports.
Ukrainian currency (hryvnia) was removed from circulation in Energodar by threat of fines and seizure of property. The number of residential premises seized by the occupiers and abandoned by forced migrants has increased significantly.
Due to the non-implementation of the plan to recruit volunteers for the Territorial Defense Forces in Belgorod Oblast, the local police personnel were involved in the recruitment campaign. Servicemen go from apartment to apartment, conduct a census of the male population of draft age and conduct discussions on the popularization of the service.
During the past day, the Ukrainian Air Force struck 1x concentration of russian troops. Ukrainian missile and artillery troops engaged 4x concentrations of enemy troops and military equipment, and 2x fuel and lubricants warehouses.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (7 January 2023)
The combined group of troops (forces) has been observing a ceasefire along the entire line of contact in the area of the special military operation since 12 p.m. (Moscow time) on 6 January. At the same time, the Kiev regime has continued to shell residential areas and Russian positions with artillery over the past 24 hours.
In Krasniy Liman direction, the AFU have fired 11 mortar shells at Russian positions.
In Soledar, Avdeyevka and Maryinka directions, the enemy has attacked Russian troops, using artillery means 50 times. More than 60 large-calibre shells have been fired by Ukrainian troops at residential areas of Donetsk, while Makeyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic) has been attacked by U.S.-manufactured HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems.
The AFU opened artillery fire in Zaporozhye region 31 times. In Kherson and Krivoy Rog directions, the enemy has launched 17 artillery attacks. Russian forces have returned fire from all the AFU’s positions from which the shelling was taking place, and suppressed them.
Despite artillery shelling by the AFU at residential areas and Russian positions, the implementation of the declared ceasefire regime by the Russian grouping of troops (forces) will continue until 24 hours today.
In Kupyansk direction, one attack by units of the AFU 14th Mechanised Brigade has been repelled near Sinkovka (Kharkov region). More than 20 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, one Grad MLRS vehicle and two motor vehicles have been eliminated in return fire.
In Krasniy Liman direction, 2 assault groups of the 80th and 95th airborne assault brigades of the AFU have been repulsed near Serebryanskoye Lesnichestvo. The total losses of these enemy units were more than 30 troops, 2 D-20 howitzers, 1 armoured fighting vehicle and 1 pick-up truck.
In Donetsk direction, 1 attempt by the AFU units of the 110th Mechanised and 79th Airborne Assault Brigades to attack Russian positions near Krasnogorovka and Georgiyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic) has been thwarted. The enemy’s losses in return fire amounted to up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, 1 tank and 1 motor vehicle.
In South Donetsk direction, one counterattack by units of the AFU’s 108th Brigade of the Territorial Defence near Novomayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) has been thwarted. More than 20 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 D-30 howitzers, 1 armoured personnel carrier and 2 pick-up trucks have been eliminated by return fire.
The anti-aircraft defence forces have destroyed 4 UAVs near Ilchenkovo (Zaporozhye region), and Genichesk (Kherson region).
In addition, 5 Uragan and HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems and 1 U.S.-manufactured HARM anti-radar missile have been intercepted near Makeyevka, Guselskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Ochervatoye (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 360 airplanes and 199 helicopters, 2,843 unmanned aerial vehicles, 400 air defence missile systems, 7,441 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 972 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,787 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,957 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6 p.m., January 7, 2023
Day 318 of the russian military aggression continues.
Despite the announced so-called “ceasefire”, russian occupant forces continue to conduct tank, mortar and artillery attacks on Ukrainian positions.
Along with this, during the day of January 7, the adversary launched 1x air strike and 7x MLRS attacks.
The threat of enemy air and missile strikes on critical infrastructure across Ukraine remains high.
The enemy is focusing its efforts on offensive operations on Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Lyman axes and attempting to improve its tactical situation on Kup’yans’k axis. On Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson axes, the invaders continues to conduct active defense at the previously occupied frontiers.
Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.
Slobozhanshchyna axis: the invaders shelled the vicinities of settlements of Strilecha, Starytsya, Vovchans’k, and Ohirtseve (Kharkiv oblast).
Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: enemy fire activity was reported near 13x settlements. In particular, these are Ivanivka, Dvorichna, Hryanykivka, Kotlyarivka, Berestove, Vyshneve (Kharkiv oblast), Ploshchanka, Nevs’ke, Chervonopopivka, and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: the adversary shelled more than 15x settlements. Among them are Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Maiors’k, and New York (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiivka axis: Berdychi, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) came under enemy fire.
Novopavlivka axis: Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, and Mykil’s’ke (Donetsk oblast) were shelled.
Zaporizhzhia axis: vicinities of 16x settlements came under fire. Among them are Vremivka (Donetsk oblast), Ol’hivs’ke, Poltavka, Malynivka, Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Luhivs’ke, Shcherbaky, and Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: civilian infrastructure in the vicinity of 17x settlements was damaged by mortar and artillery shelling. In particular, these are Respublikanets’, Novoberyslav, Burhunka, Kherson, Ivanivka, Ponyativka, Inhulets’, Inzhenerne, Mykil’s’ke and Prydniprovs’ke.
In the temporarily occupied Melitopol’ and Pryazovs’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), the occupants stopped broadcasts of all Ukrainian TV channels, only Russian TV is on air.
During the day of January 7, the Ukrainian Air Force struck 21x concentrations of enemy, as well as 3x air strikes on the positions of its anti-aircraft missile systems.
In the meantime, Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 4x concentrations of enemy troops and 2x ammunition depots.