Ukraine Day 1240: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was killed by a mine.
Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here.
Russian contract soldier Viktor Ageyeva, screen grab of TSN.
A Ukrainian soldier was killed from a mine in Lugansk region near Stanitsa Luganskaya, Liga.net reported, citing a dispatch from the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation].
OSCE monitors tracked trucks moving through Stanitsya Luganskaya on July 8, Liga.net reported. The team spotted one truck that had turned over near the bridge which had two machine guns, one heavy machine gun and 20 armed militants on board.
In other news:
o Russia Denounces Testimony of Captured Russian Soldier As “Fake”
The Russian Defense Ministry denied that it had troops in Lugansk Region.
o NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg Urges Withdrawal of Russian Troops from Ukraine
NATO will continue to provide Ukraine with practical support. Today, we reviewed our Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine. Through ten different Trust Funds, NATO Allies have pledged almost forty million euros to support Ukraine. In areas such as command and control, cyber defence and medical rehabilitation. We are now working to provide Ukraine with satellite communications equipment. In recent days, we have delivered state of the art cyber defence equipment, helping key government institutions, to better investigate cyber security incidents and to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, such as those we saw recently.