"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.
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.
Read alsoUkraine reports 35 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 9 WIA's in last day Eight attacks were recorded in the Mariupol sector. The Ukrainian positions near the town of Karsnohorivka were attacked by tanks, infantry fighting vehicles; large-caliber machine guns were also used. The village of Vodiane came under 82mm mortar fire. After a relative lull during the day, the use of mortars of various calibers resumed in the evening: Ukrainian positions near Vodiane were under fire. Several 152mm artillery shells were lobbed into the areas near the Ukrainian-controlled village of Shyrokyne. Positions near the village of Hnutove came under 82mm mortar fire. Grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns were sporadically used by the occupiers there during the day.
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.
Four attacks were recorded in the Luhansk sector. In particular, the enemy used 152mm artillery systems to shell Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske at night. The same evening, Russian proxies opened fire from 120mm mortars and used an anti-tank missile system. Small arms were used to fire on Ukrainian positions near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska, while grenade launchers of various modifications were engaged to shell the town of Schastia.