Another, ‘brief one‘ – but today with a few maps, to bring us up-to-date with latest deployments of Russian units. AIR/MISSILE WARFARE Early on 14 September, the Russians released a stream of 22 Shaheds; 17 were claimed as shot down by the PSU, but the rest scored several hits in the Izmail area again.
Slow but steady wins the race!!
I thought the damaged ship was "Sergey Kotov", although some early news did mention it as "Vasiliy Bykov type", which probably meant "project 22160"?
"but the rest scored several hits in the" - in the what? :)
Thank you for the report. Ukrainian media are very modest about hitting Donetsk or Lugansk. As to the damaged "Vasil Bykov" today a video was published which confirmed the hit. Russian sources denied any damage as usual.
Looking at that bulge, extending from Kopani-Rivne to Verbove, I find it hard to believe the Russian defending forces are more than 2 brigades worth of units at a time (if regiments, it should be slighty more). 30-35 km deep and 20-25 km wide, suggest the Ukr. managed to defeat 2 Russian Brigades, in their prepared positions, which is not an easy thing to do, especially without support from an Air Force. At what cost, it remains to be seen. Bad thing for them, for more than 10 days already, they have not managed to level the front line or to widen the penetration, left and right. This is what you are supposed to do after the initial penetration, introduce new forces on the flanks and widen the penetration. Good thing for them, the Russians have not managed to reduce the width of the penetration or close it, also.
I was looking at your last map and it looks like the russians are not really defending there fortifications but more in the fields with counterattacks, is that a correct observation and is the fortifications not as sustainable?
Thanks for report. Does Russia have other similar reserves like this 4 VDV divisions. In your opinion, did Genstab ZSU expected this reserves to arrive and slow down offensive? And did Ukraine used their reserves(I mean in such amount like Russians used VDV divisions)
, UK Military Intelligence states the Minsk and the submarine are finished, more details here
Sitting here feeling angry that so many countrys promise weapons and munition to ucraine that is not deliverd. My country sends the stuff first, then tell what they have sendt. Maybe we send more than is known, but we have a border to these assholes so that would be a good way of doing it... slava ucraine.... write this in an old thred so hopefully noone will read, but nice to get it of my chest.