Nachgetragen fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 7. Februar 2023:
• Das britische Intel Update:
It is highly likely that Russia has been attempting to re-start major offensive operations in Ukraine since early January 2023. Its operational goal is almost certainly to capture the remaining Ukrainian-held parts of Donetsk Oblast.
Russian forces have only managed to gain several hundred metres of territory per week. This is almost certainly because Russia now lacks the munitions and manoeuvre units required for successful offensives.
Senior commanders likely make plans requiring undermanned, inexperienced units to achieve unrealistic objectives due to political and professional pressure.
Russian leaders will likely continue to demand sweeping advances. It remains unlikely that Russia can build up the forces needed to substantially affect the outcome of the war within the coming weeks.
Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., February 7, 2023
Day 349 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun.
During the past day, the enemy launched 6x missile and 24x air strikes. It carried out 75x attacks from MLRS, in particular, on civilian objects in the Kharkiv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk and Kherson Oblasts, there are victims among the civilian population.
The threat of further russian air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.
The enemy continues to regroup on separate axes. It concentrates main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Kup’yan’sk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka axes.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Novoselivske, Kreminna and Dibrova settlements of Luhansk Oblast and Verkhnyokamianske, Vesele, Zaliznyanske, Krasna Gora, Bakhmut, Ivanivske and Paraskoviivka of Donetsk Oblast.
Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no enemy offensive groups were detected. At the same time, the areas of Popivka and Oleksandrivka settlements of Sumy Oblast and Strilecha, Glyboke, Krasne, Gatyshche, Vovchansk and Dvorichna settlements of Kharkiv Oblast were shelled.
Kup’yans’k axis: the enemy shelled the areas of Ivanivka, Kucherivka, Kyslivka, and Kotlyarivka in Kharkiv Oblast, as well as Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk Oblast, with tanks, mortars, and artillery.
Lyman axis: Terny in the Donetsk Oblast and Ploshanka, Chervonopivka, Kreminna and Dibrova in the Luhansk Oblast were affected by fire.
Bakhmut axis: Spirne, Berestove, Bilogorivka, Krasna Gora, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka and Ozaryanivka came under enemy fire.
Avdiivka axis: Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Mar’yanka, Pobyeda and Novomykhailivka were damaged by fire.
Novopavlivka axis: enemy shelling was recorded in Vugledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, and Neskuchne in the Donetsk Oblast.
Zaporizhzhia axis: the areas of 23x settlements were shelled, in particular, Novopil, Ol’hivs’ke, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Stepove in Zaporizhzhia, and Velikomykhailivka of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
Areas of 19x settlements were hit by mortar and artillery fire on the Kherson axis. Among them are Gola Prystan’, Zolota Balka, Kachkarivka, Mylove, Antonivka and Kherson.
The occupiers continue to suffer losses. To rehabilitate the wounded and using civilians as a shield, the enemy set up another military hospital in the Kherson Oblast. Servicemen of the armed forces of the russian federation were placed on the first floor of the Kayiry psychoneurological boarding house, and civilian patients were transferred to other floors. Medical equipment was seized and transported by the occupiers from the hospital of Velyka Lepetykha settlement.
During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 9x strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers and 2x strikes on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems. Our missile and artillery units hit 8x areas where the enemy’s manpower was concentrated.
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (7 February 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, the attacks, launched by Ground-Assault and Army aviation, as well as the artillery of the ‚Zapad‘ Group of Forces, have resulted in the neutralisation of the manpower and hardware of the units from 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Ivanovka, Berestovoye (Kharkov region), and Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).
The enemy has lost over 50 Ukrainian personnel, two armoured fighting vehicles, four motor vehicles, and one D-30 howitzer.
In Krasny Liman direction, the attacks, launched by Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, the artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems of the ‚Tsentr‘ Group of Forces, have resulted in the neutralisation of the units from 66th Mechanised, 25th Airborne, 95th Airborne Assault, and 81st Airmobile Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Novosadovoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Nevskoye, Chervonopopovka, and Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), as well as Serebryanskoye forestry.
Over 100 personnel, three armoured fighting vehicles, and two motor vehicles have been eliminated.
In Donetsk direction, the complex firepower and offensive operations, conducted by the ‚Yug‘ Group of Forces against AFU units, have resulted in the elimination of over 90 Ukrainian personnel, four armoured fighting vehicles, one fighting vehicle equipped with Grad multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS), and one Msta-B howitzer.
One AFU ordnance depot has been destroyed near Ilyichovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, the artillery of the ‚Vostok‘ Group of Forces has neutralised the manpower and hardware of 1st Tank and 92nd Mechanised brigades of the AFU near Ugledar and Vodyanoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Four AFU ordnance depots have been neutralised near Razliv, Dobrovolye, and Novoekonomicheskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The enemy has lost over 80 Ukrainian personnel, one tank, two armoured fighting vehicles, two D-20 howitzers, two D-30 howitzers, and one Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer.
In Kherson direction, the periodic firepower and artillery operations, conducted against the concentrations of manpower and hardware of the enemy, have resulted in the elimination of up to 20 Ukrainian personnel, one Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer, as well as one AFU ordnance depot near Tarasa Shevchenko (Kherson region).
Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 86 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 139 areas.
Air defence facilities have destroyed nine Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Krasnorechenskoye, Artyomovka, Zhitlovka, Pshenichnoye, Novovodyanoye, Chervonopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Petrovskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Energodar (Zaporozhye region).
Moreover, seven rocket-propelled projectiles, launched by HIMARS and Uragan MLRS, have been shot down.
In total, 382 airplanes, 206 helicopters, 3,036 unmanned aerial vehicles, 403 air defence missile systems, 7,771 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,010 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 4,020 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,282 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., February 7, 2023
Day 349 of the russian full-scale invasion continues.
During day of February 7, the adversary launched 1x missile and 16x air strikes. The occupant forces launched 14x MLRS attacks, in particular, at civilian targets in Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast) and Antonivka (Kherson oblast).
The threat of further russian air and missile strikes across Ukraine remains high.
Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no changes, no offensive groups of the adversary were found. The vicinities of settlements of Zaruts’ke, Popivka, Sadky (Sumy oblast), Strilecha, Morokhovets’, Zelene, Neskuchne, Vovchans’k, Budarky, Vil’khuvatka, Krasne Pershe, Novomlyns’k, and Kam’yanka (Kharkiv oblast) were shelled.
Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the enemy shelled the vicinities of over 30x settlements. Among them are Dvorichna, Hryanykivka, Kucherivka, Kotlyarivka, Krokhmal’ne, Vyshneve (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivs’ke, Stel’makhivka, Novojehorivka, Makiivka, Ploshchanka, Nevs’ke, Pishchane, Kreminna, Dibrova, and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast).
Bakhmut axis: Zaliznyans’ke, Krasna Hora, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Mykolaivka, Stupochky, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, New York, and Vesele (Donetsk oblast) were shelled. In total, more than 15x settlements were targeted.
Avdiivka and Novopavlivka axes: Avdiivka, Vodyane, Netaylove, Mar’inka, Novomykhailivka, Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, Velyka Novosilka, Zolota Nyva, and Neskuchne (Donetsk oblast) came under tank, mortar, and artillery fire.
Zaporizhzhia axis: vicinities of over 20x settlements were hit, including Novopil’, Ol’hivs’ke, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, Mali Shcherbaky, and Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast).
Kherson axis: enemy fire damaged 17x settlements. In particular, Mykhailivka, Havrylivka, Mylove, Zmiivka, Novoberyslav, Kozats’ke, Ivanivka, Mykil’s’ke, Antonivka, and Kherson.
In Melitopol’ (Zaporizhzhia oblast), the occupiers are forcing employees of public institutions who have received russian citizenship to renounce their Ukrainian citizenship in writing. Those non-compliant are threatened with dismissal.
During the day of February 7, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 7x air strikes on the concentrations of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers, and 2x air strikes on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems. The Ukrainian Defence Forces also destroyed 1x russian SU-25 attack aircraft and 1x Orlan UAV of the enemy.