A Bloody Day Caps Off A Very Bloody Month In Ukraine

July 3, 2017

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At their briefing on Sunday morning the Ukrainian military reported that two soldiers had been killed and another three wounded over the previous 24 hour period. Ukraine also reported that there had been 24 ceasefire violations.

Unian.info reports:

Almost half of these attacks were mounted by the enemy with the use of artillery systems and other weapons prohibited by the Minsk peace agreements.


Most of enemy shelling was recorded in the Donetsk sector at night. In total, there were 12 attacks on the Ukrainian troops there during the period under review. In particular, Ukrainian positions near the villages of Luhanske and Pisky, and the town of Avdiyivka came under mortar fire. Invaders also regularly used grenade launchers of various modifications, large-caliber machine guns to attack Ukrainian troops there and near the villages of Verkhniotoretske and Kamyanka. Some areas in the sector were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles. In addition, enemy snipers were working not far from Kamyanka late at night.

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Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, three wounded in Donbas on July 1

"Unfortunately, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in fighting yesterday. Another two received gunshot wounds, another one suffered battle trauma," the ATO HQ said on Facebook on Sunday morning in an update based on information as of 06:00 Kyiv time on July 2. In total, Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian troops 24 times in the past day.

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