Daily Report from the Ukraine Field for 2022-07-03
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@rybar:❗️🇷🇺🇺🇦 What is happening near Ugledar? A chronicle of the fighting from June 22 to July 2.
The front in the area of Ugledar actually stopped in March, so one may get the impression that there are no clashes there. This is not the case: the situation in the area is simply poorly covered by the media due to serious problems with communications in the region.
There are constant artillery duels along the line of contact, and the Ukrainian armed forces are even attempting an offensive. One occurred late last month.
Since spring, the Ukrainian Armed Forces periodically attempted to attack the positions of the Russian Armed Forces and the DNR on the line Pavlovka - Nikolskoye - Vladimirovka. The Ukrainian army had no significant successes: even with numerical superiority, it managed to capture only a few villages, such as Novomayorske village southwest of Ugledar.
Settlements along the line of contact became an area of humanitarian disaster (https://t.me/vladlentatarsky/14302), and some residents were unable to evacuate in an organized manner due to constant shelling by the Ukrainian armed forces.
The course of fighting
▪️ By the end of June, the Ukrainian command was able to concentrate up to several incomplete battalions in a small area and go on the offensive. On the evening of June 21, the AFU attacked the RF Armed Forces' positions in Pavlovka from the north and west.
▪️The settlement was held by only one unit of the Marines, and fighting ensued. By mid-June 22, Ukrainian units had captured the village and its surroundings, and several Russian servicemen were taken prisoner. The small farmstead of Shevchenko was also under the control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
On the same day, Ukrainian units attempted to further their success and launched an attack on Ygorovka, but encountered resistance from units of the Russian Armed Forces and the separate battalion and tactical formation (OBTF) of the DNR Interior Ministry. Heavy clashes broke out on the outskirts of the village.
The next day, on June 23, several AFU companies attempted to enter the rear of the allied forces in Yegorovka through a gully, but were promptly detected by an OBTF UAV. Artillery fire was opened on the advancing troops, and Russian Air Force helicopters arrived and accurately covered them from the air.
The Ukrainian units suffered very heavy losses and retreated to Pavlovka. According to radio intercepts, the survivors refused to go into the next attack and accused their own command of treachery and sabotage.
▪️ Since June 23, Allied forces had been counterattacking the area: they drove the AFU back from Yegorovka and established control over Shevchenko, deploying positions there. Pavlovka is still occupied by the Ukrainian army.
What's the bottom line?
🔻The offensive failed to achieve even significant tactical successes. The Ukrainian attack has been stifled, and the heavily outnumbered units of the Russian Armed Forces and DNR National Front even took back some of the positions and continue to occupy the "gray zone".
🔻 The Ukrainian command's plan also raises questions: there are no strategically important supply lines or facilities near Ugledar, access to which could seriously complicate the position of the allied forces. The capture of a single village can hardly be called even a satisfactory result given the incomparably higher losses of the AFU.
🔻 At the same time, Kiev will try again to launch an offensive at Ugledar. The AFU has no critical problems with manpower so far, so the Ukrainian command will continue to send large numbers of untrained units into battle regardless of losses, in the hope of taking advantage of the numerical superiority over the RF Armed Forces and the DNR NLM in the area.
#Donetsk #map #Russia #disassembly #Ugledar
In the west
@rybar: 🇷🇺🇺🇦 What facilities have been hit in Nikolaev (https://t.me/rybar/34775) in recent days?
Over the past few days, the Russian Armed Forces have been actively striking at the Ukrainian army's supply infrastructure in Nikolaev and Nikolaev region.
Due to the fact that after a series of leaks in Vitaly Kim's administration, local authorities have almost stopped publishing any information about the "arrivals," we decided to tell our readers about the affected facilities ourselves.
▪️One of the strikes hit the railway infrastructure of the Nikolaev seaport: one of the secondary branches in the railway park of Nikolaev Rudny near Kosmonavtov street was destroyed. Despite significant damage to the railroad bed, it would have been more effective to destroy the main branch line, which runs towards the city's largest marshalling yard, Nikolaev Cargo.
▪️One of the hits blew up an oxygen station at the seaport, destroying the railroad line leading to the marshalling yard of one of the facility's operating plants. Nevertheless, judging by the rolling of the rails and their condition, this section of road was not used for its intended purpose very often.
▪️The Russian Armed Forces also struck a former fuel and lubricant depot on Mayachnaya Street in the Shirokaya Balka neighborhood. According to our information, AFU servicemen managed to leave the site beforehand, so the strike did not cause the expected damage.
▪️Local residents told about an explosion in the Kazarskiy neighborhood, which is located east of the Alyouda peninsula. This neighborhood is notable for the countless warehouses and vehicle maintenance stations that conveniently house both equipment and personnel and ammunition.
▪️In the region, one of the strikes took place in the vicinity of the Zaselie railway station near the village of Pervomayskoye. Not only is there a front line in the Shirokoye - Blagodatnoye - Kiselevka section nearby, but there is also an AFU stronghold in Pervomayskoye itself.
Despite the increased intensity of strikes on the AFU infrastructure facilities in Mykolaiv, so far it does not threaten in any way the centralized supply of the AFU grouping at this section of the front.
The fact that the Ukrainian command in the region managed to solve logistical problems is most clearly demonstrated by the sharply reduced cost of gasoline, which would not have been achieved without well-functioning supplies of fuel and lubricants.
In Nikolaev, the railroad branches leading to the city's key marshalling yards continue to operate. And in order to cut off the supply to the opposing Russian Armed Forces in this direction, they must be destroyed as soon as possible.
This problem is typical not only for Nikolaev region, so once again we publish a list of important objects of the railway network of Ukraine:
▪️ List of all bridges across the Dnieper
(https://t.me/rybar/31569)▪️ List of railway bridges in the west of Ukraine
(https://t.me/rybar/31571)▪️ Traction substations: part 1 and (https://t.me/rybar/31602) part 2
(https://t.me/rybar/31603)▪️ Critical substations on the border with Poland
(https://t.me/rybar/31950)▪️ Depots: list 1 (https://t.me/rybar/31661) and list 2
(https://t.me/rybar/31662)▪️ Recovery trains
(https://t.me/rybar/31813)▪️ List of critical border stations in western Ukraine
(https://t.me/rybar/33068)#Nikolaev #Russia #Ukraine #Nikolaev
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