Ukraine Day 1237: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Two Ukrainian soldiers were reported wounded in the previous reporting period and two suffered concussions; one civilian was killed and one injured after stepping on a mine.
Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here.
Apartment building in Kiev damaged by explosion July 8, killing 2 and wounding 6. Photo by Ukrainska Pravda.
There were 11 attacks on Ukrainian positions by Russia-backed forces today, July 8, Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] evening dispatch.
On the Lugansk line, the town of Donets was attacked as were Stanitsa Luganskaya and Krymskoye.
The Secretary will reaffirm America’s commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, while encouraging the Government of Ukraine to continue implementing reforms that will strengthen Ukraine’s economic, political, and military resilience.
According to Interfax-Ukraine, no documents are planned to be signed during the meeting, although agreements may be developed for signing later when US ministers travel to Ukraine.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick