The Russian-Ukrainian War of 2022 (News and battle updates only)

911

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24 August 2022 will mark 6 MONTHS since Russia invaded Ukraine.
Half a year.

Disappointing that after half a year Russia controls less than 25% of the country, and they are now are even getting attacks inside Crimea which has been under Russian control since 2014.

At this rate it will take them at minimum 5 years of war to control the whole country, or at least 2 years of war just to just control all the ethnic Russian, and coastal regions.


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This is a very good, and concise 10min answer to your question, by Scott Ritter:

 
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24 August - independence day of ukraine. Since around midnight /local time/ multiple air raids all over ukraine - Kharkov, Nikolaev, Odessa, Dnipro, Zhytomyr, Zaporizhzhia, Khmelnytsky, Chernihiv, Vinnytsa, Myrhorod/Mirgorod (831st tactical aviation brigade airbase) and many other places.

"A series of explosions in Kharkiv and Zaporozhye, an air raid alert in a number of regions, and explosions on the border of Zaporozhye and Dnepropetrovsk regions Also on the video is the departure of missiles from the border"








"Air raid alert almost all over Ukraine Explosions reported in Chernihiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions, air defense works"


"Rocket strikes on targets in Ukraine, air raid alert again blaring across the country In the video and photo, arrivals in the Khmelnytsky region also report explosions in the Zhytomyr and Nikolaev regions. Gauleiter of Khmelnytsky region announced arrivals in Yemilchinsky district"


And the day isn't over yet...
 
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Zanardi

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Westerns sources admit that Russian has lost about 15,000 troops, to over 200,000 (probably an underestimate) of Ukrainians troops lost. How is that "disappointing"?

For all we know, Russia is simply steamrolling and racking up close to a million kills at this point.

@Cuchulainn2016 and @Samseau can you tell me how did you get to these figures?

It could also be the case that Russia is bungling every step of the way and moving at a snail's pace due to incompetence and heavy losses on their side.

Yes, it could. I think that this side of the story is more plausible.

The most telling aspect that Russia is winning is that NATO wants no part of it. If it was a quagmire or if Russia was in difficulty, they would have piled on with their full weight, instead of giving Ukraine a few weapon lots at a time. NATO hasn't even mobilized in large numbers outside Ukraine.

Quoting MSM, NATO doesn't and didn't want to confrunt Russia for two reasons:
  1. NATO is a defensive organization, not offensive;
  2. A war against Russia can lead to WW3 and, perhaps, a nuclear war.
According to this link , NATO has 3.3M soldiers, while Russia has 850k. Seriously, do you think they don't fight out of fear?
 

Elipe

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Protestant
According to this link , NATO has 3.3M soldiers, while Russia has 850k. Seriously, do you think they don't fight out of fear?
There's one big element you're missing: China. It has 3.1M with 2M active. China knows it is the wildcard, Russia knows it is the wildcard, and NATO knows it is the wildcard.

There's a reason they shrink the black people on movie posters in China.
 

911

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Catholic
Gold Member
Yes, it could. I think that this side of the story is more plausible.
Russia is using around 50,000-70,000 shells per day, outbombing Ukraine by a ratio of 10 to 1. They're not "bumbling", they are winning the attrition war, heavily so.

Russia will finish the Donbass campaign sometime later this year, then probably re-switch to maneuver warfare in the third phase of the war, taking territory at a faster clip due to lack of fortified positions beyond the Donbass, and the depletion of Ukrainian forces.

Quoting MSM, NATO doesn't and didn't want to confrunt Russia for two reasons:
  1. NATO is a defensive organization, not offensive;
  2. A war against Russia can lead to WW3 and, perhaps, a nuclear war.
According to this link , NATO has 3.3M soldiers, while Russia has 850k. Seriously, do you think they don't fight out of fear?

NATO would have at the very least opened a second front, perhaps around Kaliningrad, had they believed they could defeat Russia. And they would not have hesitated to reinforce Ukraine directly, with their air forces and armored batallions, as opposed to laying low and sending a few hundred mercenaries at a time.

NATO's infantry numbers, as in boots on the ground, are far, far smaller than this, and only a handful of smaller countries like Poland and the Balts would be able to mobilize troops to die for Ukraine. Simply put, Russia has more tanks, more cannons and more ammo than all of NATO combined, and that's not even counting the resources of Russia's potential allies. Furthermore, Russia has a lot more at stake in fighting for their brethren in Ukraine than your average NATO country.
 
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"Air Raid Sounds All Over Ukraine"




"Video of the destroyed train of the Ukrainian army at the railway station Chaplino, Dnepropetrovsk region. The footage clearly shows the train with cargo military equipment, which became the target of the missile attack.
Previously, Ukrainian channels distributed photographs of exclusively burnt passenger cars, giving out a strike on a military echelon as the destruction of a passenger train."
 

Pointy Elbows

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Orthodox

The Power Plant had to divert power for a few hours off the main utility line, due to nearby fires and combat. You have to get 3/4 through the article before they acknowledge the plant has been held by Russians for months. Both sides blaming the other for inbound fires.

Also - From an in country source about 20 miles from nearest known Russian forces, missile/shelling increased a lot in the last 2 days. This time it was a "cassette" of incoming rounds, so maybe they are near enough for multiple launch rocket systems, not just missile systems like before.
 
Kherson - map 26.08.2022
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"The situation in the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog direction as of 19:00 /Moscow time/ August 26, 2022

▪️ Russian units took positions a few kilometers west of Blahodatne and are conducting massive artillery preparation against the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine along the Nikolaev-Pervomaiske-Snihurivka highway. Further advance is slowed down by the powerful fortified area of the Armed Forces of Ukraine along the western bank of the Belozerka River - the Kyselivka-Pervomaiske-Belozerka line that has been fortified since the beginning of spring.


▪️ The units of the RF Armed Forces have created a buffer zone in the vicinity of Oleksandrivka.
▪️ The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine sent units of the 206th separate battalion of the defense to the area south of Lupareve.
▪️ Platoon of the 59th motorized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been deployed to Novomykolaivka.
▪️ Ukrainian troops are strengthening their positions in Myrne, preparing for the continuation of the offensive of the Russian Armed Forces in this area.

▪️ Artillery and aviation of the RF Armed Forces hit targets in the settlements along the contact line - in Prybuzke, Russian troops hit the forward command and communications center of the 28th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine."


 
Kherson - map 29.08.2022
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"The situation in the Kherson-Krivoy Rog direction by the end of August 29, 2022

❗️ In the morning, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched a counteroffensive along the entire front, using mechanized and armored troops gathered in the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog direction.
The offensive was carried out in five directions.

Oleksandrivka-Kherson direction
▪️ The offensive developed in three directions - from Lupareve to Oleksandrivka, from Posad-Pokrovske to Kherson and from Posad-Pokrovske to Pravdyne.
▪️ The offensive from Lupareve was repulsed - the Armed Forces of Ukraine withdrew to the starting line after the loss of three tanks.
▪️ Along the Nikolaev-Kherson highway, the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to reach Kyselivka, but they were immediately thrown back.
▪️ After a failed offensive attempt in the Kherson direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine focused on the positions of the RF Armed Forces in Pravdyne. The total number of Ukrainian formations participating in the assault was about a hundred people and about 20 armored vehicles.
▪️ The battles for Pravdyne are still going on - the defense is holding the line, while the Armed Forces of Ukraine are rushing forward.
▪️ Support for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this sector of the front was provided by two Su-25 Grach attack aircraft, but by the middle of the day, the Ukrainian Air Force lost them.

Snihurivka direction
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to counterattack in the direction of Blahodatne from the direction of the Nikolaev-Snihurivka highway and from the fortified area in Pervomaiske. After the loss of two infantry fighting vehicles and ten armed forces personnel, the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated.
▪️ Over Kyselivka, south of Pervomaiske, a military transport helicopter Mi-8 of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down - Ukrainian formations tried to work out from machine guns installed inside the Mi-8 on the positions of Russian troops.

Andriivka direction
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to cross the Inhulets River near Andriivka and occupy the settlement of Sukhyi Stavok, located 4 km to the southeast.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine transfered up to 20 pieces of equipment to the captured bridgehead, which have already been deployed to the settlement of Sukhyi Stavok.
▪️ At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched an offensive towards Lozove (2 km to the northeast) - more than 10 units of armored vehicles were deployed there. The village came under control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
▪️ By the end of the day aviation and artillery fire of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation managed to destroy the armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine deployed in Sukhyi Stavok.
▪️ The enemy was forced to retreat to a wooded area on the bank of the Inhulets River to regroup. Sukhyi Stavok is now in the gray area.
▪️ Andriivka and Lozove remain under control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
▪️ The RF Armed Forces continue to inflict fire damage on the enemy with artillery and aviation forces.

Davydiv Brid direction
▪️ An attempt of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to cross to the southern bank of the Inhulets River was thwarted by heavy artillery and aviation fire.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine are gathering reserves and moving armored vehicles from Bereznehuvate in the direction of Davydiv Brid - according to some data, the column has up to 70 units.
▪️ Another breakthrough attempt is expected tonight. Most likely, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will now try to occupy Davydiv Brid, build an additional crossing in Bilohirka and completely occupy the Andriivka-Lozove-Bilohirka-Davydiv Brid section.

Vysokopillya direction

▪️ Around noon, the Armed Forces of Ukraine developed an offensive against a group of troops of the Russian Armed Forces stationed near the southern outskirts of Olhyne and Vysokopillya.
▪️ The enemy deployed more than 10 armored vehicles in this direction. The battles are still going on - the Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot advance further, while the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation cannot completely destroy the advancing enemy grouping.
▪️ From the east at Petrivka, Liubymivka, Mirolyubivka and Dobryanka, the Armed Forces of Ukraine failed to advance.
▪️ The Russian Armed Forces continue to destroy the accumulated enemy reserves with artillery and aviation fire.
▪️ The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation unsuccessfully tried to expand the buffer zone in the direction of Potomkine.

Interim results

▪️ According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, 26 Ukrainian tanks, 23 infantry fighting vehicles and 9 other armored combat vehicles were destroyed, 2 Su-25 attack aircraft and a Mi-8 helicopter were shot down. Enemy losses in manpower - more than 560 servicemen.
▪️ In the evening, the Armed Forces of Ukraine once again began to strike at the Antonovsky Bridge, trying to deprive the Russian Armed Forces of the opportunity to resupply and transfer reinforcements.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine are gathering reserves under Davydiv Brid, Blahodatne and Vysokopillya.
▪️ The night is expected to be hot."
 
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Kherson - 30.08.2022

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"The battle for Kherson: the situation in the Posad-Pokrovske and Oleksandrivka directions as of 11:00 /Moscow time/ 30 August 2022

▪️ To the north-east, the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reached the Ternovi Pody-Liubomirivka line, but could not advance any further.
▪️ A Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down near Novohrihorivka.
▪️ At night, the Russian Armed Forces managed to push back the enemy and advance to Blahodatne (Petrovskoye) just 4 km from Posad-Pokrovske.
▪️ Fighting continues in the farm area of the village of Soldatskoye, 3 km southwest of Posad-Pokrovske.
▪️ All attempts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to advance on Pravdyne were repulsed, the RF Armed Forces units held the line.
▪️ From the direction of Kirovo the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to develop an offensive against Oleksandrivka, forcing the reclamation canal. At the same time, an attempt was made to advance from the west, across the dam to Oleksandrivka. Both attempts were repulsed.
▪️ The offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has not yet ended, although its intensity is declining."


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"The battle for Kherson: the situation in the Andriivka direction as of 13:00 /Moscow time/ August 30, 2022

▪️ During the night and morning, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continued to transfer equipment from the direction of Bereznehuvate across the Inhulets River to Andriivka.
▪️ Despite heavy artillery and air strikes, the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to concentrate two strike groups near Lozove and Sukhyi Stavok.
▪️ Sukhyi Stavok, a village 800 meters long in the bare steppe has practically ceased to exist. Concentration of forces in this direction from the point of view of the front is illogical - further advancement to the south through the zone of destruction of Russian artillery threatens the Armed Forces of Ukraine with annihilation.
▪️ Advancement to the east, from Lozove along the Andriivka-Bilohirka road in the direction of Davydiv Brid looks more logical - the forested river bank makes it possible to concentrate more armored vehicles."
 
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Kherson - 30.08.2022

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"Battle for Kherson: the situation in the Olhyne and Vysokopillya directions as of 22:00 /Moscow time/ August 30, 2022

▪️ For the second day in the Krivoy Rog direction, fierce battles continue near Olhyne and Vysokopillya - advanced units of the RF Armed Forces are holding back the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine under heavy artillery fire.
▪️ The enemy continues to transfer armored vehicles from the north, T-72 tanks delivered from Poland were used.
▪️ At the moment, the most fierce battles on the entire Kherson front are in the Olhyne sector, but Russian units do not allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to move south."


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"Battle for Kherson: the situation in the Snihurivka direction by the end of August 30, 2022

▪️ In Blahodatne the front has stabilized.
▪️ Russian troops are methodically destroying individual enemy equipment and suppressing firing points with artillery and mortar fire.
▪️ Contrary to the reports that have appeared on Russian channels, there is was no assault on Pervomaiske.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine made attempts to advance south of Kyselivka - several armored vehicles and Polish T-72 tanks were destroyed."
 
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