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"As a result of shelling by illegal armed groups today a defender of our Homeland died. Another Ukrainian soldier was wounded," the headquarters reported.

Also, the HQ wrote that from the day-start on July 3, armed pro-Russian gangs opened fire on Ukrainian soldiers in all three directions of the contact line seven times.

"The enemy shellings from heavy artillery never ceased either. In addition, enemy snipers increased their activity," the ATO HQ noted.

In Prymorske direction, the invaders fired at two AFU strongpoints. At first, at dawn, the enemy opened fire from small arms and grenade launchers near Lebedynske. Somewhat later, illegal armed groups covered with heavy fire from 152 mm artillery the positions in Hnutove district.

Read alsoCache with Russian ammo, drugs found outside Kamianka in Donbas (Photos)In the Donetsk direction, illegal armed groups violated the truce only in the Svitlodarsk Duha bulge. In particular, outside Luhanske, the enemy sniper groups fired twice at the Ukrainian troops.

In the Luhansk direction, pro-Russian gangs today violated the ceasefire three times. Before dawn, an enemy sniper was active near Novotoshkovske, while near the village of Zhovte the militants fired from anti-tank grenade launchers. Closer to noon, the militants used small arms against one of the strongholds of the ATO forces in the area of Donets.

As UNIAN reported, today around 10:00 today, July 3, the observers of the Ukrainian side to the JCCC recorded an aimless shooting from small arms in the direction of residential areas of the city of Maryinka. A 59-year-old household owner was wounded in the attack.