Ispan wrote:Special report of the last three days
Situation is grave but not desperate in the north, at least Russian reserves appeared at long last. In the south things look better.
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Part of war 09/25/2022 - Krasny Liman resists - special report
25 September, 2022 Zhukov
While the referendum on joining Russia in the liberated territory is going on, and the partial mobilization, not without problems, bungling and improvisation, logical in a system that has not been put in place for decades
The Ukrainian army continues to launch attacks on the northern front, the front of the Oskol and Seversky Donetsk rivers, the pivot of which is the city of Krasny Liman, heroically resisting, trying to achieve some operational success, given the failure of the offensive in the south, towards Kherson. The situation was serious yesterday, and today it has stabilized thanks to the intervention of reserves, but new Ukrainian reinforcements are on the way and the danger persists.
On the southern front, on the Ingulets River, the attacks continue but with less force, the wounded Ukrainian fighters interviewed by Western media express their discouragement at the casualties and the strength of the Russian defense, supported by fortifications built during the summer.
The new Iranian-made drones delivered to the Russian army successfully carry out numerous strikes against targets in the rear. Unfortunately, the strengthened Ukrainian air defense makes close air support in the Kharkov region very difficult and the Russians have lost two downed aircraft.
The summaries of the week at the end of the report
Very interesting article that sums up the headline
"There will be no negotiations with Kiev, Moscow is going with everything"
A new phase of the war
Summaries of previous days
prepared from the summaries of Readovka and Rybar
Friday, September 23
Russian border: No news. Sporadic cannonade of harassment of border towns, without victims
Northern front: Oskol-Seversky Donetsk rivers
In the Izyum-Slavyansk direction in the Krasny Liman area, the Ukrainians continue to press the Krasny Liman-Yampol-Drobyshevo defensive lines, and also tried to outflank the Russian positions through the forest area near Svyatogorsk and Yarovaya. Serious fighting is still going on, in the Oskol area, the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to put pressure on Rubtsy and Redkodub;
In Liman all enemy attacks repulsed.
The enemy continues to try to take control of Drobyshevo, which is one of the key communication nodes northwest of Krasny Liman. Another attempt by the enemy to occupy the village was met with heavy artillery fire, as a result of which the Ukrainian units retreated.
In the direction of Artyomovsk (Bakhmut), Wagner volunteers continue to storm Zaitsevo and enemy defensive fortifications near the Artyomovsk-Dzerzhinsk highway;
Southern front: Kherson, Ingulets River
In the southern direction, positional struggles continue in the Posad-Pokrovsk area and Sukhoi Stavka. There was also fighting near Olginka and Arkhangelsk. Today, Russian aviation shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29 near Novoselovka in the Nikolayev region, as well as a Su-25 near the village of Veseloe in the Kherson region.
At night, apart from the usual exchanges of missiles, air strikes, and artillery and the terrorist shelling of civilian populations by Ukraine along the entire front, artillery duels on the southern front stand out.
Statement of the Russian army on the 24th at 12:00
summing up the previous day and total results. Some fragments are quoted to give an idea of the intensity of the struggle
Kharkov: artillery shelling, losses 14th and 92nd mechanized brigades in the Kupyansk area of the Kharkov region, as well as from the 66th Mechanized Brigade :
140 dead and wounded servicemen, 19 units of military equipment.
The high-precision attacks of the avuations on the positions of the 28th and 59th mechanized infantry brigades of the Ukraine near the city of Nikolaev, as well as the 61st infantry Jaeger brigade destroyed more than_
200 nationalists, 3 tanks and 16 armored fighting vehicles.
A missile strike on the temporary location of foreign mercenaries in the area of the Kalinovka settlement in the Nikolayev region eliminated up to 300 militants.
As a result of the unsuccessful attempt of the offensive of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the direction of the settlement of Berestove in the Donetsk People's Republic, 48 Ukrainian servicemen, including 7 officers, were eliminated. 4 armored vehicles were destroyed.
The attacks of operational-tactical and army aviation, rocket troops and artillery hit five command posts in the areas of Kupyansk, the Kharkov region, ...Kirovo, the Zaporizhia region, KOSTROMA, the Kherson and Bereznegovatoe regions, the Mykolaiv region, as well as 62 artillery units, personnel and military equipment of the Ukrainian army in 153 districts.
Three warehouses of ammunition and rocket and artillery weapons were destroyed near the settlements of Annovka in the Donetsk People's Republic, Sladke and Uspenovka in the Zaporizhia region.
In the area of the Sergeyevka settlement, Dnipropetrovsk region, a fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a MiG-29 of the Ukrainian Air Force, converted for the use of American HARM anti-radar missiles.
The Russian air defense forces shot down seven unmanned aerial vehicles during the day in the areas of the settlements of Staromlinovka, Valerianovka, Kirillovka of the Donetsk People's Republic, Reshetilovskoye and Lyubimovka of the Zaporozhye region, Chkalovo and KIROVO of the Kherson region.
42 shells from the HIMARS and Olkha multiple launch rocket systems, as well as three HARM anti-radar missiles, were destroyed in the air near NOVA KAKHOVKA, Kherson region. In addition, two Tochka-U tactical missiles were intercepted over the settlements of Matrosovka and Korsunka in the Kherson region.
In total, about 500 casualties caused to the enemy and 100 armored personnel carriers, vehicles and artillery pieces.
Since the beginning of the special military operation, 299 aircraft, 155 helicopters, 2,062 unmanned aerial vehicles, 376 anti-aircraft missile systems, 5,100 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 844 multiple rocket launch vehicles, 3,412 field artillery and mortar guns and 5,813 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed.
Saturday, September 24
Northern front: Oskol-Seversky Donetsk rivers
Gap in the defense, on this day the Ukrainians drove a wedge into Redkodub, but Russian counterattacks stabilized the situation, On the southern front the situation is better, but a new attack is expected.
in the Izyum-Slavyansk direction, the militants continue to put pressure on Krasny Liman and are still trying to blow up the Russian positions. The hard struggle continues. In addition, the Ukrainian Armed Forces takedcontrol over the locality of Redkodub, Karpovka, Novoe after a successful attack from Lozovoye.
In the direction of Artemovsk (Bakhmut), Thewagners continue to storm Zaitsevo.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue their offensive to reach the borders of the LNR and attack the flank of the group of allied forces.
The units of the 14th and 92nd Brigades of Ukraine continue to transfer forces across the Oskol River along the ferry built in the Dvurechnaya area. Assault detachments of the 14th Brigade occupied Gryanikivka and Gorobyivka.
In addition, the Ukrainian military has settled on the outskirts of Dvurechny. In the occupied localities, sapper teams dig shooting positions before advancing to the railway station in the village, and then leaving for Tavolzhanka.
Separate units of the 92nd Mechanized Infantry brigade with the fire support of the artillery groups of the 14th brigade, are trying to establish themselves on the northern and northwestern outskirts of Kupyansk, using a pontoon.
The Ukrainian army suffered significant losses during the battle for Kupyansk. To provide assistance to the Ukrainian troops, the 1st battalion of the 14th mechanized brigade was sent to the combat zone. The wounded are evacuated by Mi-8 helicopters, and the damaged equipment is transported to Rogan for repair.
Ammunition storage depots and a supply point for the advanced group have been established in Shevchenkovo and Bolshoy Burluk.
In the Redkodub area, the Ukrainian Armed Forces managed to take advantage of their numerical superiority and break through the defensive linearusass. Ukrainian formations have reached the north of the settlement, where there is no solid line of defense.
Ukrainian forces took Redkodub, Karpivka, Novoye after a successful attack from Lozove.
Reinforcements from the motorized rifle formations of the 20 Army arrived on time and carried out a successful counterattack and recaptured the villages of Karpovka and Novoe.
The enemy has gained a foothold in the village of Redkodub, and fierce battles are raging in the surroundings.
The Ukrainian command has deployed a large motorized infantry force to advance further north and reach the Svatovo-Borovoe highway.
If the Ukrainian Armed Forces reach Svatovo, the entire Limansk grouping of the allied forces will be in an operational encirclement.
With a simultaneous attack from the bridgehead in Kupyansk, all defenses along the border of the Luhansk Republic may collapse.
Heavy fighting is taking place in the Redkodub area. Despite the strong attack of a numerically superior enemy, the units of the 20 army of the Russian Armed Forces are holding back the attacks and in some areas are launching a counteroffensive.
Due to the lack of a solid and equipped line of defense, the mobile groups of Ukraine are trying to penetrate the rear of the Russian troops through the fields near Karpovka. Russian special forces units join the battle with them.
The command of the Russian army launches reserves into battle in order to slow down parts of the Ukrainian troops and slow down the pace of their advance, buying time to create a solid line of defense and stabilize the situation at the front.
Krivoy Rog sector, to the east
On the south front, the situation is calm. The Armed Forces of Ukraine did not resume attacks, this may be due to exhaustion from failures to break through the Russian defense.
Rybar instead reports preparations for a new attack.
the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are methodically restoring the Ingulets River crossings to ensure the group's supply in the vicinity of Andreevka and Sukhoi Stavka. Damaged and destroyed Ukrainian vehicles are taken to the northern coast for restoration and disassembly in search of spare parts.
The Russian cannon and rocket artillery timely attacks the built crossings, without giving the enemy the opportunity to restore communications. The observation of the shot is provided by remote control aircraft.
Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in and around Sukhoi Stavka. The surviving soldiers of the enemy's 46th Brigade retreated to reserve positions.
In the direction of Krivoy Rog the Ukrainian command plans to carry out an attack by the 17th Brigade on the Novovoznesenskoye — Kostroma border with subsequent advancea Arkhangelsk.
The military personnel of the brigade conduct training and undergo combat coordination. On the way, the infantry units of Ukrainein Osokorovka are preparing to storm the Lyubomirovka — Khreshchenovka border.
A company of the 96th battalion of the 60th OPBR arrived in Vysokopolye to strengthen the group of troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and a detachment of the 128th ogshbr arrived in the Petrovka area. In preparation for the offensive, the artillery of Ukraine fires on the Russian d positions. The observation of the shot is provided by a Bayraktar drone
Sunday, September 25
This morning began with the enemy's attempts to conduct reconnaissance in various sectors of the front and, if successful, break through our defenses.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy did not even have time to break through and was defeated in the assembly area.
In the direction of Ugledar, the enemy managed to accumulate some forces, even move to our positions, but was defeated. Ka-52 helicopters and army aviation in general performed well.
Note: On the southern front the tactical aviation has been operating without major problems against the Ukrainian bridgeheads. Western propaganda that Russian aviation cannot operate because of anti-aircraft is a lie. Only in some sector in which the Ukrainians concentrate their remaining anti-aircraft missile launchers, as in the Oskol can cause serious difficulties for Russian aviation, but in general it is still a powerful weapon.
In the direction of Liman, the enemy does not stop trying to advance, despite the huge losses. Ours are resisting.
In the Artemovsk direction, our troops continue to push the enemy and advance.
Summary of Colonel Cassad (Boris Rozhin) 20:00 hours
1. the enemy continued to try to attack Krasny Liman and Yampol, and also continued to try to outflank Krasny Liman and Drobyshevo by infiltrating patrols through the forests.
The enemy is trying to reach the communications of the defending group in the direction of Limans in order to force it to retreat from Drobyshevo, Krasny Liman and Yampol. Our troops are on the defensive and occupy key positions so far.
2. Fierce fighting continues on the Oskol front. The enemy is still trying to break through our defenses in Redkodub, but even here we hold the front.
There is fighting near Kupyansk and north of the city. The enemy does not abandon attempts to break through the Russian defense and advance towards the borders of the PRL.
3. In the Artemovsk area, the fighting continued for Zaitsevo and the fortifications on the Artemovsk—Dzerzhinsk highway.
In Artemovsk and Soledar, there are still no significant changes. Fighting in urban and industrial buildings.
4. In the directions Avdeyevka, Maryinka and Ugledar - unchanged. The enemy tried to attack several times, but suffered losses and fell back.
The shelling of the cities of Donbass continues to disrupt the referendum, which obviously will not succeed.
5. In the Seversk direction, the fighting continued for the ruins of Belogorovka,
There are no enemy advances in the direction of Kremennaya and Novodruzhesk, just as we have no significant advances in the direction of the Seversk-Soledar highway. Yakovlevka and Ivano-Darivka are under enemy control.
Older than Edda 22:00 hours
Briefly on the Oskol front. The enemy continues to advance with large forces supported by tanks. According to some sources, Redkodub and Novoe are in the hands of the enemy. There is fighting on the southern edge of Krasny Limano. Drobyshevo, Novoselovka, Shandrigolovo are in our power, despite enemy attacks. In Prishib, the Ukrainians deployed an artillery reconnaissance station and is conducting a counter-battery fight with Himars rockets and Excalibur guided projectiles
At the moment the 144th motorized rifle division is entering immortality. What the 488th and 254th rifle regiments did and are doing will write with fire letters on the pages of the glorious military history of Russia. Someday after the victory, remember the glorious guys from Smolensk and Bryansk, they deserved it.
I'm proud of my friendship with them, I'm proud to have shared and shared rations and a drink with these guys. Proud that under fire we have joked and will continue to do so.
The Ukrainians advance in hordes on the Oskol front, regardless of casualties. Their armored cars are burning, corpses are scattered around the villages and forests. A "thin red line" of Russian guards slows down their offensive, fertilizing the already fertile black soil of Slobozhanshchina with soldiers of the Ukrainian army
Soon, very soon, newly formed units will arrive, and the enemy will be defeated, humiliated and destroyed. Meanwhile, it is they who have been fighting without interruption for 7 months against a super enemy, or who are keeping Russia safe.
PS: This is a well-known journalist/blogger who worked in the Kharkov area until the withdrawal from Izyum.
Summary of Topwar.ru
Yesterday, 24 Sept
Today, 25 Sept
Summary by Yuri Podoliak, with Spanish subtitles
Liman Battles: after two attack attempts repelled by the Cossack volunteer units and the heroic 20th Army, the third began several days ago and is still going on. Yuri considers that we have passed the most critical part of it. The situation is stable within gravity but manageable, Liman and Kupyansk continue to resist. The Russian command had to send reserves to prevent the Ukrainian troops, who were significantly embedded in our defenses, from breaking through.
Yuri explains the strategic goals and objectives of the Ukrainian Liman operation that went wrong from the very beginning, but if it succeeded, it could have overshadowed its achievements near Balakleya/Izyum
Impatience of the enemy command
Ukrainian channel opinion, picked up by Slavyangrad.
Our source reports that Zelensky is not happy that the Ukrainian Forces will not be able to achieve a single victory right now and take back at least some villages from the Russians. The offensive in Krasnyy Liman has stalled, with many casualties there.
Zaluzhny (chief of the General Staff) told the president's office that the Russians have strengthened the rear, that now the Ukrainian army does not have such a large numerical advantage and losses are growing, if they continue to hit the "rocks", everything can turn against them in a moment.
Zelensky is demanding victories of any kind from the General Staff at the moment, as this will fuel the case of frustration and will have a positive effect on anti-mobilization feelings in Russia.
The source explains that Zelensky urgently needs victories now, he is choleric and cursing demanding results from the General Staff.
Serious Ukrainian losses in Kherson
along the entire front line, the Russians erected powerful defenses: zigzag trenches around irrigation canals; fortified fire positions - bunkers, pillboxes; anti-tank trenches dug by bulldozers and covered with concrete slabs [apparently, escarpments].
Testimonies of Ukrainian fighters:
"We have no ammunition and we are suffering heavy losses. We ask for help from the USA to send us artillery shells"
"During a major attack, a column of Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles crossing an open field got into a minefield and was mercilessly shelled by Russian artillery"
"During the recent assault on one of the villages, we lost hundreds of soldiers, but the village is still in the hands of Russian troops. The losses among the troops are massive."