Daily Report from the Ukraine Field for 2022-08-02
News, Telegram, and Twitter Articles
LOTS of Taiwan news filling Telegram. I’m skipping it here unless it gets hot.
❗️🇷🇺🇺🇦 Donbass offensive: situation in Eastern Ukraine as the end of August 1, 2022 by @rybar:
▪️ In the morning hours, the Russian Armed Forces struck Ukrainian positions in Senkivka, Chernihiv region, as well as Pavlovka, Staraya Guta and Belopolye in Sumy region.
▪️ There were no significant changes on the front line in Kharkov region.
➖ In the vicinity of Molodova, Velyka Babka and the dam of the Vyalovskoye reservoir, the Ukrainian armed forces are equipping firing positions and installing mine barriers at the approaches to the settlements of Chepel and Zaliman.
➖ A joint situation center was formed in Kharkov on the basis of the public organization Aerial Reconnaissance, which includes representatives of the Defense Ministry, SBU, SDU, as well as foreign advisers.
➖The Russian Armed Forces launched massive strikes against facilities in Kharkov and Merefa overnight.
▪️ In Donbass, the parties are preparing for a further Allied offensive in the Bakhmut (Artemivsk) direction. Fighting is taking place in the Ukrainian-controlled suburbs of Donetsk.
➖Russian forces hit Ukrainian army positions in Kramatorsk and Konstantynivka.
➖ Ukrainian formations near Bakhmut (Artemivsk) are setting up defensive positions ahead of a further Allied offensive.
➖Allied forces are advancing on the outskirts of Soledar.
➖In the course of positional fighting, the DPR and Russian Armed Forces advanced to the southern outskirts of Avdeevka and reached the southeastern districts of the Peski settlement.
➖As a result of several strikes by the RF Armed Forces on the positions of the 66th AFU detachment on the line of contact, more than 50 people were killed or wounded.
➖Ukrainian artillery struck towns in the Donetsk agglomeration, including with cluster munitions with "petal mines.
▪️ There were also no significant changes on the front line in the Zaporizhzhya direction.
➖In the vicinity of Lugovskoye, the Russian Armed Forces discovered an AFU DRG, which suffered losses and retreated during the ensuing battle.
➖Units of the 44th Independent Artillery Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces use RQ-20 Puma UAVs to uncover Russian Armed Forces positions and target artillery at the Zherebyanka-Orekhov and Voskresenka-Gulyaypole lines.
▪️ On the Krivoy Rog direction, the AFU continues preparations for an offensive on Kherson.
➖ Units of the 57th infantry division, withdrawn from the Donetsk direction, will be transferred to the Krivoy Rog sector of the front by 10 August.
The Ukrainian positions in Ivanovka, Knyazevka, Potemkino, and Osokorivka have been reinforced with ATC crews to strengthen their defensive lines.
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❗️🇷🇺🇺🇦 Deportation from Donbass to question the legitimacy of the upcoming referendum. Two articles🔻
MOSCOW, August 1. /TASS/. The Ukrainian army is forcibly evacuating civilians from Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) and marauding homes, the Lugansk People’s Militia’s spokesman, Andrey Marochko, said on Monday.
"We observe forcible evacuation of civilians from Artyomovsk [by the Ukrainian forces]. Also, there have been cases of marauding with support from Ukrainian military commanders locally, because they think that civilians’ valuables are their spoils of war," Marochko said on Russia’s Channel One.
Earlier, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk said that the country's authorities intended to carry out mandatory evacuation of local residents from Donbass. She explained that in areas under Kiev’s control there is no gas or electricity supply, which would pose a threat to civilians in wintertime. On July 30, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announced that the government had decided on the mandatory evacuation of civilians from the Kiev-controlled part of the Donetsk Region.
On July 1, the leader of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, said that the Ukrainian authorities announced mandatory evacuation in order to be able to question the legitimacy of the forthcoming referendum in the DPR on joining Russia.
MOSCOW, August 1. /TASS/. Ukraine has announced mandatory evacuation of the population from the territories in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) that are still under its control to challenge the legitimacy of a referendum on the republic’s accession to Russia, DPR’s leader Denis Pushilin said on Monday.
"Any steps of the Ukrainian regime are geared at anything but defending the interests of civilians, the more so in Donbass. Here, such statements (about mandatory evacuation - TASS) have absolutely clear goals. These are elements of the frustration, attempts [at challenging] the legitimacy of a referendum due to be held in the Donetsk People’s Republic. What does [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky want? After these settlements are liberated, he will say: ‘There were no people there, what kind of referendum you are speaking about?’ It is a kind of preparatory work," he said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 television channel.
Earlier, chairman of the DPR’s Public Chamber Alexander Kofman told TASS that a referendum on the accession to Russia may be organized in the republic in mid-September.
On July 30, Zelensky said that Ukraine’s government had decided to involuntarily evacuate people from the Donetsk region’s territories under its control. According to Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk, those refusing to be evacuated will have to sign a document recognizing their responsibility for their lives.
[Forwarded from MoD Russia]
Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu holds teleconference with leadership of Armed Forces
Key Points ⬇️
🔸 The Russian Armed Forces continue to protect civilian objects in the liberated areas of Ukraine from enemy air attacks.
🔸 Last month alone, 34 Ukrainian aircraft were shot down, 39 Tochka-U missiles were intercepted, as well as 226 shells of multiple rocket launchers, including foreign-made. Thousands of civilians were saved by this.
🔸 A total of 33 US M777 howitzers, 5 launchers of Harpoon anti-ship missile systems, as well as 6 launchers and over 200 rockets of HIMARS multiple rocket launchers were destroyed by Russian strikes against military facilities of AFU.
🔸 Over the past two weeks, AFU has lost 396 Javelin and NLAW anti-tank missile systems and 125 Stinger portable anti-aircraft missile systems.
🔸 Russian servicemen are actively involved in the work to establish peaceful life in the liberated areas and settlements of DPR, LPR and Ukraine.
🔸 In the liberated territories, military builders are restoring civilian infrastructure at a fast pace. Vital facilities are being erected and reconstructed as planned.
🔸 In the current political and military situation, it is especially important to consolidate the international community's efforts to combat neo-Nazism. In this regard, the Ministry of Defence has decided to hold the First International Anti-Fascist Congress.
🔸As of today about 50 foreign defence agencies have expressed their desire to attend the ARMY 2022 International Military-Technical Forum. About 1,500 enterprises and organizations, including foreign ones, are planning to exhibit their products. It is planned to sign and award 36 state contracts worth over 522 billion roubles with enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex.
🔸This year for the first time the forum will be held simultaneously with the Moscow Conference on International Security which traditionally gathers military professionals and authoritative specialists in the field of defence from all over the world. Heads of foreign defence departments, heads of international organisations, experts and academics from 109 countries are invited to attend.
🔸Preparations continue for the 8th International Army Games which will be held from 13 to 27 August on the territory of 12 states. More than 270 teams from 37 countries will take part, including two new ones, Niger and Rwanda.
🔸The international events listed have proven to be of practical benefit. All of them undoubtedly contribute to enhancing interaction, military and technical cooperation opportunities, maintaining dialogue with our foreign partners on a wide range of issues.
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Donetsk Offensive Arc Update:
Conservatively, it can be assessed that at least 65% of Péski has been liberate, owing primarily to exceptionally accurate preparatory artillery barrage.
A significant bounty in trophies and Ukrainian POWs has been taken by the Donetsk Republic’s People’s Militia 1st Corps.
The Allied forces have also pushed into Krasnogorovka (west of Donetsk) and Maryinka, with success, and into the northern part of Avdeevka.
With the withdrawal of several Ukrainian units from the Donetsk defensive lines to the Kherson-Krivoy Rog theatre of the conflict, the continued forward progress should continue to accelerate.
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