A Quiet Day In Ukraine? Fewer Ceasefire Violations, No Casualties Reported Thursday

August 3, 2017

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A Quiet Day In Eastern Ukraine?

At the Ukrainian military’s briefing on Thursday, August 3, the spokesperson for the Anti-Terrorism Operation (ATO) Andrei Lysenko reported that no Ukrainian servicemen had been killed or injured over the previous 24 hours — a rare occurrence. 

Overall there were 30 ceasefire violations reported over that period: 10 in the Lugansk sector, 11 in the Donetsk sector and 9 in the Mariupol sector. 

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Ministry of Defense: Ukrainian troops incur no losses | UACRISIS.ORG

In Luhansk sector, Ukrainian troops recorded 10 militants' attacks, four of which involved heavy weapons. The operative situation along the contact line escalated in the afternoon. The tensest situation was observed in Troitske. Russia-backed militants mortared the spot twice firing a total of 30 rounds.

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