Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 9. Januar 2022:
• Das britische Intel Update:
Since at least June 2022, Russian Aerospace Forces have almost certainly used Su-57 FELON to conduct missions against Ukraine. FELON is Russia’s most advanced fifth-generation supersonic combat jet, employing stealth technologies and highly advanced avionics.
These missions have likely been limited to flying over Russian territory, launching long range air-to-surface or air-to-air missiles into Ukraine.
Recent commercially available imagery shows five FELON parked at Akhtubinsk Air Base, which hosts the 929th Flight Test Centre. As this is the only known FELON base, these aircraft have likely been involved in operations against Ukraine.
Russia is highly likely prioritising avoiding the reputational damage, reduced export prospects, and the compromise of sensitive technology which would come from any loss of FELON over Ukraine.
This is symptomatic of Russia’s continued risk-averse approach to employing its air force in the war.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF as of 6.00 a.m., 9th January, 2023
Day 320 of the russian military aggression has begun.
During the past day, russian occupiers launched 7x missile and 31x air strikes, and launched 73x MLRS attacks.
The threat of enemy air and missile strikes remains high across Ukraine.
Russian forces attempt offensives on Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Lyman axes; and make efforts to improve tactical situation on Kup’yans’k axis.
Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled attacks in the vicinities of Stelmakhivka and Chervonpopivka (Luhansk oblast); Soledar, Krasna Hora, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobieda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).
Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson axes: the enemy stays on defensive attempting to protect previously occupied lines; reinforces defensive lines and positions.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes, no signs of the formation of offensive grouping reported.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the vicinities of Halaganivka and Hremyach settlements (Chernihiv oblast); Korenyok, Kucherivka, Studenok, Bunyakyne, Atyns’ke, Kindrativka, and Myropyllya (Sumy oblast); Starytsya, Chuhunivka, Milove, Kolodyazne, and Novomlynsk (Kharkiv oblast) were subject to mortar and artillery shelling;
Kup’yans’k axis: the vicinities of Dvorichna, Pershotravneve, Ivanivka, and Krokhmal’ne (Kharkiv oblast); Stelmakhivka and Myasozharivka (Luhansk oblast) were shelled by tanks and barrel artillery.
Lyman axis: Makiivka, Ploshanka, Nevs’ke, Kuzmyne, Chervonpopivka, and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast) suffered enemy attacks.
Bakhmut axis: Spirne, Berestov, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Rozdolivka, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Diliivka, Druzhba, Zalizne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) came under enemy fire.
Avdiivka axis: Avdiivka, Nevels’ke, Heorgiivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast) suffered enemy attacks.
Zaporizhzhia axis: artillery attacks were reported in the vicinities of Dorozhnyanka, Charivne, Biloghirya, Maly Shcherbaki, Stepove, and Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhia oblast); and Oleksiivka (Dnipropetrovsk oblast).
Kherson axis: the enemy does not cease shelling settlements along the right bank of the Dnipro River. The city of Kherson again came under MLRS fire.
According to the available information, a significant amount of weapons and military equipment arriving to belarus from the russian federation for training purposes has been removed from a long-term storage and requires maintenance. It is also known that belarusian servicemen take active part in maintenance works.
There is a tendency for the deterioration of morale and psychological state of the russian personnel. Thus, among the soldiers of the 127th separate intelligence brigade stationed in temporarily occupied Sevastopol, the idea of ending the war under any conditions is spreading.
During the past 24 hours, Ukrainian Air Force launched 17x air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops, and 3x air strikes against russian anti-aircraft missile systems.
At the same time, Ukrainian warriors shot down 3x russian helicopters (Ka-52, Mi-24, and Mi-8), and 3x “Orlan-10” type reconnaissance UAVs.
Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 7x concentrations of enemy troops and military equipment, and 1x fuel warehouse.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (9 January 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, Russian forces launched strikes at the concentration areas of the manpower and hardware of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Sinkovka, Kislovka, Berestovoye (Kharkov region), and Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).
Moreover, 1 sabotage and reconnaissance group of the enemy has been eliminated near Dvurechnaya (Kharkov region).
The AFU have suffered irretrievable losses of over 50 Ukrainian personnel, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, and 3 motor vehicles.
In Krasniy Liman direction, attacks launched by aviation and artillery have resulted in the neutralisation of the enemy units near Stelmakhovka, Nevskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic), Serebryanka, Grigorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Lozovaya (Kharkov region).
Over 60 Ukrainian personnel, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 pickups have been eliminated.
In Donetsk direction, Russian forces continue their offensive.
Complex fire strikes are launched at AFU units deployed along all the line of contact.
The enemy has lost over 80 Ukrainian personnel, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 1 armoured personnel carrier, and 4 motor vehicles.
In South Donetsk direction, Russian units launched fire strikes at the concentration areas of manpower and hardware near Novomikhaylovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Moreover, 2 AFU sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been eliminated to the north of Pavlovka and Shevchenko (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Over 40 Ukrainian personnel, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 pickups have been eliminated.
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised 89 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware at 126 areas.
3 AFU ordnance depots have been destroyed near Novomikhaylovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Lozovaya (Kharkov region).
Within the counterbattery warfare, 2 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 radars have been destroyed near Verkhnekamenskoye and Shevchenko (Donetsk People’s Republic).
1 U.S.-manufactured M-777 artillery system has been destroyed near Ivanovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) at its firing position.
2 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery systems, 2 Ukrainian Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers, and 1 D-30 howitzer have been destroyed near Zvanovka, Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as near Novodanilovka and Stepnoye (Zaporozhye region) at their firing positions.
Fighter Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces have shot down Su-25 and MiG-29 airplanes of Ukrainian Air Force near Rovnoye and Grodovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
1 Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter has been shot down near Verolyubovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Air defence facilities have destroyed 8 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Chervonopopovka, Golikovo, Poltava (Lugansk People’s Republic), as well as near Velikiy Vyselok (Kharkov region).
Moreover, 10 rocket-propelled projectiles launched by HIMARS and Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems have been intercepted near Zugres, Dokuchayevsk (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Peremozhnoye (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 367 airplanes and 200 helicopters, 2,856 unmanned aerial vehicles, 400 air defence missile systems, 7,460 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 972 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,793 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,978 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 9, 2023
Day 320 of the russian full-scale invasion continues.
During the day of January 9, the adversary launched 1x missile attack on Kharkiv and about 10 MLRS attacks, in particular, targeting the civilian infrastructure of Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson oblasts.
The threat of air and missile strikes throughout Ukraine remains high. Do not ignore any air raid warning signals.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the occupant forces fired at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian targets in the vicinities of settlements of Buchky (Chernihiv oblast); Starykove, Shalyhine, Volfyne, Basivka, Petrushivka (Sumy oblast), Strilecha, Zelene, Ambarne, and Hatyshche (Kharkiv oblast).
Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the enemy fired tanks, mortars, artillery and missile systems at the vicinities of 16 settlements. Among them are Dvorichna, Kup’yans’k, Kyslivka, Kotlyarivka, Krokhmal’ne (Kharkiv oblast), Stel’makhivka, Makiivka, Ploshchanka, and Dibrova (Luhansk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: more than 15x settlements came under fire. In particular, those are Spirne, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Soledar, and Bakhmut (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiivka axis: enemy fire was reported near Avdiivka, Vesele, Nevel’s’ke, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).
Novopavlivka axis: Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, and Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast) were shelled.
Zaporizhzhia axis: the enemy shelled the vicinities of 13x settlements. Among them are Zelene Pole, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Hulyaipole, Charivne, Shcherbaky, and Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: civilian infrastructure of Chornobaivka, Antonivka, Kherson, and Zolota Balka, was damaged by artillery shelling in particular. There are civilian casualties.
According to the available information, the so-called prosecutor’s office of the occupation authorities started its work from the so-called “nationalization” of local enterprises in Nyzhni Sirohozy (Kherson oblast), on January 9, 2023.
The adversary continues to suffer losses. Thus, up to 300x occupants have been taken to the city hospital of Lysychans’k (Luhansk oblast), over the first week of 2023 alone.
The Ukrainian Air Force launched 17x air strikes on the concentrations of the invaders and 3x air strikes on the positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.
At the same time, units of missile troops and artillery of the Ukrainian Defense Forces hit 1x command post and 1x concentration of the occupants’ manpower.