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After humiliation by Ukraine: Russia bombs Selenskyj's home - large dam hit

2022-09-15T02:57:55.674Z

Ukraine goes on a counteroffensive against Russia. In response, among other things, the hometown of Volodymyr Zelenskyj was attacked. The news ticker.



Ukraine goes on a counteroffensive against Russia.

In response, among other things, the hometown of Volodymyr Zelenskyj was attacked.

The news ticker.

  • Hometown of

    Volodymyr Zelenskyj

    bombed: Cruise missiles apparently hit large dam.

  • More than

    53,000 Russian soldiers

    dead?

    Ukraine publishes new figures on losses.

  • After recaptures in

    the Kharkiv region

    : Ukrainian military is to set up defense systems.

  • This

    news ticker

    on military events in the

    Ukraine war

    is constantly updated.

Update from September 14, 10:25 p.m

.: After the success of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s hometown has apparently been bombed by the Russians.

Specifically: According to Ukrainian information, the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih was hit by Russian cruise missiles this Wednesday.

The President of Ukraine confirmed that a hydroelectric power station on the Ingulez River had been damaged.

He spoke of an attempt to flood his hometown.

Unverified videos showed that the Ingulez water level was rising rapidly.

"All the occupiers can do is create panic, create an emergency, leave people without light, heat, water or food," Zelenskyy wrote on Telegram.

"Can this break us?

Not at all.” Hydrotechnical facilities were badly damaged by the “massive rocket attack,” said the head of administration of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentin Resnichenko.

The water supply had failed in some parts of the city.

Hometown of Volodymyr Zelenskyj bombed: Cruise missiles apparently hit large dam

Update from September 14, 9:25 p.m

.: According to the authorities, the central Ukrainian industrial city of Kryvyi Rih was hit by Russian cruise missiles on Wednesday.

The head of the administration of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentin Resnichenko, said that hydrotechnical systems were badly damaged by the "massive rocket attack".

The water supply had failed in some parts of the city.

Unverified videos also showed that the Ingulez River was rising rapidly.

The river is dammed in front of the city.

Resnichenko spoke of seven Ch-22 cruise missiles fired from a distance by Russian fighter jets.

The transport infrastructure was also attacked.

Initially, there was no information about victims.

In the presidential office in Kyiv there was talk of eight incoming missiles.

Deputy chief Kyrylo Tymoshenko spoke of an act of terrorism because critical infrastructure had been hit.

Kryvyi Rih is the hometown of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Videos on Twitter are said to show a badly damaged dam, the water masses of which flow down a valley.

Today 🇷🇺#Russia committed new act of terrorism, destroying a dam on the #Karachunovsky reservoir, #KryvyiRih.


The destruction of the dam caused the waters of the #Ingulets river to overflow its banks, dozens of settlements were left without water supply.#RussiaIsATerroristState pic.twitter.com/QlIPY32B3i

— Mykola 🇺🇦🇺🇸🇵🇱🇨🇦🇬🇧🇱🇹🇱🇻🇪🇪🇫🇮 (@Mykola65109280) September 14, 2022

More than 53,000 Russian soldiers dead?

Ukraine publishes new figures on losses

Update from September 14, 7:25 p.m

.: After the militarily successful counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region and in parts of the Donbass, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense published alleged losses by the Russian invasion army, according to Kiev assessments.

According to this, around 53,650 Russian soldiers are said to have been killed between the beginning of the fighting on February 24 and September 14.

In addition, the Ukrainian side claims that 2,180 Russian tanks were allegedly destroyed or captured.

In addition, the Russians lost 4,665 armored vehicles and allegedly 1,290 mobile artillery pieces.

246 fighter jets and 215 helicopters are also said to be among the losses on the Russian side, as well as 908 drones.

The information cannot be independently verified.

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."


Alexander Hamilton



Total combat losses of the enemy from Feb 24 to Sep 14: pic.twitter.com/oEhTdRjSC5

— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) September 14, 2022

Estonia and Germany send field hospitals to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia

Update from September 14, 6:55 p.m

.: Estonia, in cooperation with Germany, has sent another field hospital to Ukraine to support the fight against Russia.

According to Estonian information, the project was supported by Germany with around 7.7 million euros.

As the Center for Defense Investments in Tallinn announced on Wednesday, the mobile field hospital consists, among other things, of eight special medical containers and several tents.

It can be set up by a trained team within an hour.

When fully erected, the size of the hospital is around 425 square meters.

Already in March, Estonia and Germany delivered a field hospital to Ukraine, which was built on a joint initiative.

So far, according to Estonian information, almost 2,000 people with injuries of varying severity have received medical care.

After recaptures in the Kharkiv region: Ukrainian military to set up defenses

Update from September 14, 5:55 p.m

.: The Ukrainian armed forces have largely driven the Russian attackers out of the eastern Kharkiv region.

Now the general staff in Kyiv is apparently going on an offensive in the Luhansk region.

In order to prevent the recapture of the recently liberated areas by Russian forces, Ukraine will immediately start building new fortifications there.

This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal, according to the Ukrainian media project

The Kyiv Independent

.

Update from September 14, 2:55 p.m

.: Since the defeats in Ukraine, criticism of the Russian military has increased – most recently by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

The hardliner denounced the "mistakes" of Russian generals on Telegram.

Apparently he is not alone in his frustration.

There are unusual tones against the head of the Kremlin on Russian state TV.

Explosion during a visit to liberated Izyum: Zelensky just keeps talking

Update from September 14, 2:47 p.m

.: During Volodymyr Zelenskyj’s surprise visit to Izyum there was an explosion, as the

Nexta

portal reports – the Ukrainian President did not interrupt his speech to soldiers there.

The information could not be checked independently.

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Picture taken on September 14: Zelenskyy at the ceremony for hoisting the Ukrainian flag in Izyum

© Leo Correa/dpa

Ukrainian fighters recaptured Izyum a few days ago.

Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city told CNN their experiences under the Russian occupiers.

The lower of the two clips is supposed to show the incident in Isjum:

During Volodymyr Zelenskyy's speech in #Izium an explosion was heard, but the president of #Ukraine did not even interrupt his speech.

pic.twitter.com/aJtEq0Dy6Z

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) September 14, 2022

Zaporizhia inspection in vain?

Ukrainian security adviser reacts disappointed

Update from September 14, 1:46 p.m

.: The IAEA mission to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant was apparently a disappointment for Kiev.

According to the Kyiv Independent

, the secretary of the Ukrainian Security Council, Oleksiy Danilov, said

"nothing" had changed on and around the site since then.

This information could not initially be verified.

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) traveled to the nuclear power plant in early September and inspected the damage to the plant.

The experts want to set up a safety zone around the plant if possible.

Apparently that hasn't happened so far.

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A picture of the Zaporizhia NPP from 2 September.

© Dmytro Smolyenko/Imago

Reconquest of Ukraine: Selenskyj travels to Izyum

Update from September 14, 12:30 p.m .:

Since the beginning of the Ukraine war, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has never moved away from the goal of pushing Putin’s army out of all of Ukraine.

With the successful Ukrainian counter-offensive in eastern Ukraine, this has now partially succeeded: areas that had been occupied by the Russians for months were liberated by the Ukrainian army.

During a surprise visit to the liberated city of Izyum, Zelenskyi saw the situation for himself.

Ukrainian media report on this and show pictures of the president surrounded by soldiers.

"Our blue and yellow (flag) is flying over the liberated Izyum," writes Zelenskyy himself on social networks.

"We are moving in only one direction - forward and to victory."

⚡️Зеленський приїхав у звільнений Ізюм



Деталі: https://t.co/mksddBc7X9 pic.twitter.com/rORnsGBsjo

— Громадське радіо (@HromadskeRadio) September 14, 2022

Ukraine reports of Russian "torture prison" - survivors describe deeds

Update from September 14, 11:05 a.m .:

After the recapture of eastern Ukrainian areas, Ukraine reports evidence of torture in the places formerly occupied by the Russians.

In the liberated town of Balaklija, the Russian occupiers are said to have set up a torture prison in the local police station.

This is what senior Ukrainian police officer Serhiy Bolvinov said on Facebook.

During the month-long occupation, around 40 people were always crammed into the basement of the building.

"The occupiers took away those who served in the military or had relatives there, and also looked for those who helped the army," writes the head of the investigative department of the Kharkiv police.

Survivors would describe being electrocuted.

There are reports from other places in eastern Ukraine that people who have been murdered have been found, but these reports have not yet been verified.

Ukraine reports a total of more than 40 suspected cases of Russian war crimes against civilians.

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In order to investigate alleged war crimes, bodies are also exhumed in the liberated areas of Ukraine, as here in the village of Hrakova.

© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa

Ukraine offensive: Are Russia's weapons stocks now also shrinking?

Update from September 14, 9:50 a.m .:

According to British intelligence, Russia used Iranian combat drones in the Ukraine war.

Russia's own weapons stocks are shrinking, which is why Putin is almost certainly sourcing weapons from sanctioned states like Iran and North Korea, according to the daily report by the British Defense Ministry.

The Russian army has probably used Iranian drones for the first time in Ukraine, reports Great Britain.

On Tuesday, September 13, the Ukrainian army said it had shot down a Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicle, a combat drone with a range of 2,500 kilometers, near the city of Kupyansk.

According to London, similar drones have been used in the Middle East.

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A drone is launched during a military drone exercise in Iran in this photo provided by the Iranian Army.

© Iranian Army/AP/dpa

Ukraine war: Russia now cuts mobile internet in Luhansk

Update from September 14, 9.20 a.m .:

The Russian occupiers in Ukraine have apparently had the mobile Internet switched off in the Luhansk region.

This was reported by the Ukrainian governor of the eastern Ukrainian region, Serhiy Hajdji, on the Telegram news channel.

Russia has ordered local operators to shut down mobile internet for "security reasons," Hajdaj wrote.

According to Russia, this should increase the "defense capability" of Russian troops, according to the military governor.

The Ukrainian army is apparently facing a counter-offensive in the occupied Luhansk region.

Russian troops have withdrawn from the first places in the neighboring Luhansk region, Hajdaj announced on Tuesday, September 13.

These statements cannot be verified independently.

Russian soldiers flee back across the border

Update from September 13, 9:21 p.m.:

According to the Pentagon, Russian troops are fleeing from the Kharkiv region back to Russia.

This is reported by the US TV broadcaster

CNN

.

Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Pat Ryder said Tuesday: "We have seen that some Russian forces, particularly in the northeast, in the Kharkiv region, have crossed the border back into Russia as they retreated from the Ukrainian counteroffensive. "

However, the Pentagon spokesman put it into perspective shortly afterwards: Russian armed forces are still "present in large numbers in Ukraine".

The United States, meanwhile, was not surprised that Ukrainian forces "advanced so quickly" in the counteroffensive.

The Russians, on the other hand, were obviously surprised, Ryder continued.

Update from September 13, 5:55 p.m .:

In its counter-offensive, Ukraine recaptured at least 300 towns with almost 150,000 inhabitants on 3800 square kilometers in the eastern region of Kharkiv in one week.

Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maljar said Tuesday in Balaklija, one of the recaptured cities.

These are only the confirmed numbers, she said, according to a message on Telegram.

The liberated territory in the Kharkiv region is probably almost twice as large.

More data will be available on Wednesday.

Ukraine has been repelling the Russian war of aggression since the end of February.

According to official figures, Kyiv has already recaptured more than 6,000 square kilometers in southern and eastern Ukraine since the beginning of September.

Russia had meanwhile controlled more than 20 percent of the neighboring country.

The information from the war zone cannot be fully independently verified.

Ukraine offensive: "Urgent evacuation" in Crimea?

Russia is probably bringing leaders to safety

Update from September 13, 3:50 p.m .:

In response to the Ukrainian territorial gains, the first Russian occupiers are now said to be withdrawing from Crimea.

This is reported by the Ukrainian portal

Kyiv Independent

with reference to Ukrainian intelligence reports.

Accordingly, an “urgent evacuation” of Russian deputies, intelligence officers and military commanders and their families is currently underway.

According to the report, the evacuation is said to be a direct response to the Ukrainian counter-offensive.

The information cannot currently be independently verified.

Ukraine-News: Russian troops are apparently leaving the city of Luhansk

Update from September 13, 2:50 p.m .:

The effects of the Ukrainian counter-offensive in northeastern Ukraine are apparently already reaching into the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic.

The Ukrainian military governor in Luhansk announced on Tuesday the withdrawal of Russian troops from the city of Kreminna.

“Today Kreminna is completely empty,” wrote Serhij Hajdaj via Telegram.

Ukrainian partisans have even raised the Ukrainian flag over the city.

However, the Ukrainian military has not yet taken it.

The reports cannot be independently verified.

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Ukrainian military vehicles move on the road in the liberated area in Kharkiv region, Ukraine.

© Kostiantyn Liberov/dpa

Kreminna is only about 20 kilometers from the city of Sievjerodonetsk, over which Russian and Ukrainian troops had been fighting for months in June.

With Ukraine's withdrawal from Sievjerodonetsk and the neighboring city of Lysychansk, the last resistance in the Luhansk region fell.

Should Ukrainian troops succeed in taking Kremmina, it would be another significant territorial gain in the current offensive.

Ukrainian counter-offensive: renewed power outages in Kharkiv

Update from September 13, 11:12 a.m

.: Politicians fear power outages in this country due to a lack of capacity, Ukraine is already experiencing them, but due to shelling.

The power went out again in the metropolis of Kharkiv and its environs, causing, among other things, the subway to be shut down there.

The authorities justified the blackout with the shelling of the city the day before.

This damaged a reserve line that supplied several towns.

The information could not be checked independently.

Update from September 13, 10:24 a.m

.: The General Staff from Kiev claims that the losses in Ukraine are causing the morale of the Russian soldiers to drop while the fear of death is growing.

Now Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin allegedly no longer wants to send any more troops to the war zone.

More details on the reported situation in Russia's military here.

Intelligence to Putin's military: Will take years to return to 'combat strength'

Update from September 13, 9:53 a.m

.: Leading units of the Russian military have been enormously weakened by their attack on Ukraine.

According to the latest update from the Ministry of Defense in London, the British secret service estimates that there were heavy losses in the early stages of the war in particular, from which the troops would not have recovered.

In the event of a war against NATO, it is envisaged that the prestigious First Guards Tank Army will assume a leading role.

However, parts of it have now withdrawn from Kharkiv.

However, the losses have significantly weakened Russia's conventional combat strength against NATO.

The British said it would take years to rebuild them.

Analysis by US military experts: Ukraine's successes make Putin's military hesitant

Update from September 13, 7:23 a.m

.: The Russian military could initially refrain from sending new troops to Ukraine – because of its current losses there.

This is the verdict of the "Institute for the Study of the War (ISW)" in its most recent situation analysis.

In addition, the fighting spirit of the Russian soldiers is sinking, the military experts write.

After the Ukrainian military successes in Kharkiv, the Russian armed forces are unable to strengthen their front lines, it was said.

The ISW is a think tank based in Washington.

Zelenskyy on Ukraine's counteroffensive: Have recaptured 6000 square kilometers since September

Update from September 13, 6:49 a.m

.: The Ukrainian counter-offensive is apparently taking on more forms.

According to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian troops have now recaptured 6,000 square kilometers of territory.

They are said to have crossed the Siwerskyi Donets River and taken control of the Russian-occupied city of Svyatohirsk in the Donetsk region.

This is reported by the US broadcaster CNN.

Update from September 12, 9:45 p.m .:

According to their own statements, the Ukrainian authorities have discovered four bodies with “traces of torture” in a recaptured town in eastern Ukraine.

Initial investigations indicated that the people found in Zaliznychne in the Kharkiv region were killed "by Russian soldiers during the occupation of the place," the regional prosecutor's office wrote on Monday on the online network Facebook.

Three of the bodies were found on private property, one on a factory site near the train station.

According to the public prosecutor's office, after the Ukrainian recapture of several towns, the authorities received information that several citizens had been killed by Russian soldiers.

The bodies would now be examined by coroners, the law enforcement agency said.

It is being investigated for murder and "violations of martial law".

Ukraine offensive in "third phase": Defense Minister gives insight into the planning

Update from September 12, 9:46 p.m .:

Ukraine’s counter-offensive is currently looking like a resounding success.

Now the Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Resnikov has declared that the offensive is currently in the “third phase”.

According to reports by

stern

and

ntv

, Resnikov told the French newspaper

Le Monde

that in the first phase attempts had been made to prevent Russia from further attacks.

In the second phase, attempts were made to stabilize the front line.

According to this, the army leadership also designed the plan after the arms deliveries from the West.

After the delivery of the Himar missile systems by the United States, the supply lines to the Russians began to be cut off.

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Update from September 12, 6:54 p.m .:

Ukraine’s counter-offensive apparently continues.

CNN reports that Kiev's troops have crossed the Seversky Donets River and captured the city of Svyatohirsk.

A Ukrainian flag flies at the city's administrative building.

According to the report, this will make it much more difficult for Russian troops to withdraw from the region.

Especially if Ukraine's soldiers advance even further east.

Russia is recruiting new soldiers - "from the poorest" regions

Update from September 12, 6:42 p.m.:

Russia has apparently recruited new soldiers for the Ukraine war.

The

Kyiv Independent

, citing Ukraine's secret service, reports that volunteers from the far east have been recruited for the army.

Accordingly, these are people “from the poorest and coldest regions of Russia”.

Ukraine probably reaches Luhansk region: reports of mass looting by fleeing Russians

Update from September 12, 4:30 p.m

.: Is the Ukrainian counter-offensive continuing?

According to their own statements, Kiev's troops are pushing back the Russian occupiers in some areas in the east and south.

So also in the Donbass region of Luhansk?

Der Gouverneur der Oblast Luhansk, Serhiy Haidai, veröffentlichte auf Facebook ein Foto einer ukrainischen Flagge. Laut Kyiv Independent soll sie über einem Übergangsturm in Kuzemivka, einem Dorf in der Oblast Luhansk nahe der Grenze zur Oblast Charkiw, hängen.

Laut eigenen Angaben von Sonntagabend hat die Ukraine bisher rund 3.000 Quadratkilometer Fläche zurückerobert. Zur Einordnung: Das entspricht rund der dreifachen Fläche von Berlin. Russische Truppen haben jedoch nach wie vor eine Vielzahl an Gebieten unter Kontrolle.

Der Nachrichtendienst des ukrainischen Verteidigungsministeriums berichtet nun von massenhaften Plünderungen der russischen Soldaten auf ihrer „Flucht“ aus dem Oblast Charkiw.

Russische Soldaten würden Generatoren und persönliche Gegenstände der Einwohner stehlen. So seien etwa Telefone oder Computer entwendet worden. Dem Geheimdienst zufolge gab es auch Fälle von Plünderungen in Bildungseinrichtungen. 

Ukriaine-Krieg: Strom-Totalausfall in Charkiw

Update vom 12. September, 14.40 Uhr: Erneuter Total-Stromausfall in der Ukraine. Diesmal ist die Metropole Charkiw betroffen. „Aufgrund von Beschuss sind Objekte der kritischen Infrastruktur außer Betrieb, infolgedessen fielen der Strom und die Wasserversorgung aus“, schrieb der Bürgermeister der Stadt, Ihor Terechow, auf Telegram. An der Behebung der Probleme werde gearbeitet. Abend zuvor hatte es bereits kurzzeitig einen großflächigen Stromausfall in den Gebieten Sumy, Charkiw, Donezk, Poltawa und Dnipropetrowsk gegeben.

Militärexperten zur Ukraine-Gegenoffensive: Putin macht „tödlichen Fehler“

Erstmeldung vom 12. September: Kiew/Washington - Der Thinktank „Institute for the Study of War“ (ISW) in Washington veröffentlicht seit der russischen Invasion in die Ukraine regelmäßig Analysen zum Kampfgeschehen  - die jüngste klingt für Kremlchef Wladimir Putin nicht gut.

Anlass für diese Einschätzung sind die Erfolge der Ukraine bei ihrer Gegenoffensive. „Putin riskiert einen häufigen, aber tödlichen Fehler, indem er zu lange wartet, um Verstärkungen an die Luhansk-Front zu schicken“, zitiert Focus Online aus dem Papier (Anm.: Die ISW-Webseite war am 12. September - Stand 11 Uhr - vorübergehend nicht zu erreichen.)

Gar ein „Zeit-und-Raum-Dilemma“ sehen die ISW-Militärexperten für Putin, denn eigentlich müsste die russische Armee Truppen von anderen Kampfplätzen abziehen, um in den von ihnen besetzten Gebieten eine neue Verteidigungslinie aufzustellen - dafür sieht das ISW allerdings keine Anzeichen.

Frontverlauf im Ukraine-Krieg: Experten sehen Verschiebung

The day before, the ISW reported that President Volodymyr Zelensky's Ukrainian soldiers had regained more territory within five days than the Russian troops had occupied in total since April.

"The liberation of Izyum will be Ukraine's greatest military success since the victory in the Battle of Kyiv in March," it said in its analysis of the situation.

As a result, Russia's planned advance on the Donbass from the north failed, the experts said.

(frs with dpa material)

List of rubrics: © Ukrainian Presidential Press Office/AP/dpa

Source: merkur

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