Erneute russische Luftangriffe auf die Infrastruktur der Ukraine, Explosionen auf zwei russischen Militärbasen: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 5. Dezember 2022:
• Russische Luftangriffe haben am (heutigen) Montag erneut die Energie-Infrastruktur der Ukraine ins Visier genommen. Aus der Übersicht der New York Times:
Russia launched a volley of missiles at Ukraine’s energy grid on Monday, knocking out power in several regions, officials said, in the latest in a monthslong campaign of strikes by Moscow targeting civilian infrastructure.
Ukrainian air defense systems fired into the sky in multiple areas of the country but not all missiles were intercepted, as officials reported damage to electrical systems. Following a grim routine, Ukrainians headed for bomb shelters in Kyiv and other cities. (…)
By midafternoon, multiple reports surfaced in Ukraine of inbound missiles. A New York Times reporter south of Kyiv saw a cruise missile in flight traveling toward the capital. The extent of damage, and of casualties, was not immediately clear.
• Von zwei russischen Luftwaffenbasen tief in Russland wurden Explosionen gemeldet – unklar blieb zunächst, ob ukrainische Angriffe dafür verantwortlich sind:
Two Russian military airfields, at least one of which Moscow uses for airstrikes on Ukraine, were reportedly hit by explosions Monday morning.
According to footage published on Russian and Ukrainian social media, a drone apparently hit the Engels-2 air base in the Saratov region, more than 600 kilometers to the east of Ukraine. (…)
Russian media also reported that another blast hit an airfield outside the city of Ryazan, around 200 kilometers southeast of Moscow. The explosion occurred in the parking area at the airfield, three people were killed and five were injured, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
• Das britische Intel Update:
In recent months, the number of sorties conducted by Russian tactical combat aircraft over Ukraine has reduced significantly. Russian aircraft now probably conducts tens of missions per day, compared to a high of up to 300 per day in March 2022.
Russia has now lost over 60 fixed-wing aircraft in the conflict, likely including an additional Su-24M FENCER fighter-bomber and a Su-25 FROGFOOT ground attack aircraft last week.
The decrease in sorties is likely a result of continued high threat from Ukrainian air defences, limitations on the flying hours available to Russian aircraft, and worsening weather.
With Russia’s ground attack tactics largely reliant on visual identification and unguided munitions, the Russian air force will likely continue a low rate of ground attack operations through the poor winter weather.
• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:
Operational update of General Staff of the UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00, on December 5, 2022
The two hundred eighty-fifth (285) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces have repelled attacks by russian invaders in the areas of the settlements of Ploshchanka and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk oblast and Berestove, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk oblast.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 7 rocket and 32 air strikes, as well as launched more than 50 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops and settlements along the contact line.
There is still a threat of missile strikes on the objects of the energy system and critical infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
The republic of belarus continues to support the russian federation’s armed aggression against Ukraine, providing territory and airspace for launching missile and air strikes. Certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.
In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy carried out mortar attacks on the settlements of Sopych, Svarkove and Zarutske of the Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the areas of the settlements of Timofiivka, Strilecha, Starytsa, Buhruvatka, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Bochkove, Mala Vovcha, Dvorichna, Tavilzhanka and Bohdanivske of the Kharkiv oblast were hit by artillery fire of various calibers from the enemy.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Fired from tanks and artillery in the areas of Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Krokhmalne, Berestove and Vyshneve settlements of Kharkiv oblast; Novoselivske, Myasozharivka, Makiivka, Ploschanka in the Luhansk oblast, and Yampolivka and Andriivka in the Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, the occupiers are concentrating their main efforts on conducting offensive actions and trying to improve their tactical position. Areas of the settlements of Soledar, Chasiv Yar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Klishchiivka, Opytne, Kurdyumivka, Zalizne, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Vodyane, Vesele, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk oblast were shelled by tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions. Areas of the settlements of Novosilka, Neskuchne, Zolota Nyva and Prechystivka in the Donetsk oblast and Novoandriivka, Novodanilivka, Zaliznychne, Hulyaipole, Chervone and Dorozhnyanka in the Zaporizhzhia region were affected by the fire.
In the Kherson direction, the enemy shelled the areas of more than twenty settlements along the right bank of the Dnipro River with artillery. The russian occupiers do not stop the fire terror of the civilian population of the city of Kherson.
According to available information, in the Skadovsky district of the Kherson region, the enemy strengthened the administrative and police regime and introduced a curfew. Movement between settlements is prohibited 24 hours a day, movement within settlements is permitted only during the day.
It has been confirmed that the Defense Forces destroyed the concentration of enemy manpower in the Yakymiv district of the Zaporizhzhia region. The losses of the enemy are up to 30 servicemen wounded and more than 10 dead.
During the past day, the Ukrainian aviation made 18 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as 1 strike on the positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.
At the same time, our soldiers shot down an enemy Ka-52 helicopter and 4 UAVs of the occupiers.
The units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces hit 2 control points, an ammunition depot, an area for the concentration of personnel and military armament and technics, as well as one other important object of the enemy.
• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (5 December 2022)
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, a company tactical group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Tabayevka (Kharkov region) has been hit by gunfire. In total, 65 Ukrainian servicemen were neutralised, as well as two infantry fighting vehicles, and two pickup trucks.
In Krasny Liman direction, the Russian troops‘ decisive actions thwarted an attempt by two AFU company tactical groups to attack in the direction of Chervonopopovka and Zhytlovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). Moreover, two Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance units were annihilated near Raigorodka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
During the day, over 60 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed or injured; the enemy also lost three infantry fighting vehicles, an armoured vehicle, and four pickup trucks.
In Donetsk direction, Russian units continue successful offensive. As a result of the fire damage, more than 70 Ukrainian personnel, two tanks, four armoured combat vehicles, and four pickup trucks were annihilated.
In South Donetsk direction, the AFU units made an unsuccessful attempt to counterattack in the direction of Nikolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic). As a result of the fire damage, the enemy was thrown back to the original positions. Up to 30 Ukrainian personnel, two armoured fighting vehicles, and three pickup trucks were eliminated.
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery struck seven enemy command posts in the areas of Kruglyakovka, Kislovka, and Krakhmalnoye (Kharkov region), Tonenkoye, Torskoye, Ivano-Dayevka, and Vodyanoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and 72 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 193 areas.
Temporary locations of foreign mercenaries were hit close to Kramatorsk and Dibrova (Donetsk People’s Republic).
One US-made AN/TPQ-37 counterbattery radar station was destroyed near Paraskoviyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
One radar of Ukrainian S-300 air defence system was destroyed near Rai-Aleksandrovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
A munition depot was annihilated close to Kamenskoye (Zaporozhye region).
Fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force in the air close to Yuryevka and a Ukrainian MiG-29 was shot down near Zverevo (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Air defence facilities have shot down 1 Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Maryinka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In addition, ten unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed during the day in the areas of the settlements of Vishnevoye, Kirillovka, and Stepnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Krasnoselovka and Tokmak (Zaporozhye region).
Two HIMARS MLRS rounds were also intercepted near Novoluganskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In total, 339 airplanes and 180 helicopters, 2,628 unmanned aerial vehicles, 391 air defence missile systems, 6,996 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 910 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,657 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,477 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.