Five Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas amid 29 enemy attacks on July 3
Russia's hybrid military forces on July 3 mounted 29 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, with five Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action.
"Five Ukrainian soldiers were wounded on Wednesday. Each enemy provocation saw an adequate response. According to intelligence reports, one occupier was killed and another seven were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update posted on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on July 4, 2019.
Russian occupation forces opened fire from 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.
Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the towns of Maryinka, Avdiyivka, Krasnohorivka, and Popasna, and the villages of Vodiane, Opytne, Lebedynske, Novohryhorivka, Zaitseve, Travneve, Novoluhanske, Pivdenne, Mayorsk, Novhorodske, and Krymske.
"From midnight on Thursday, Russia-led forces attacked Ukrainian positions eight times near the villages of Opytne, Lebedynske, Novhorodske, Novotoshkivske, Krymske, and Luhanske, using 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, and heavy machine guns. There were no casualties among the Ukrainian military [on Thursday]," the report said.