Donbas war escalation: Number of attacks on Ukraine army's positions on the rise

10:00, 03 July 2020
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"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire 10 times on July 2," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on July 3. "As a result, one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in enemy shelling."

Russian-led forces opened fire from proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

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Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the villages of Luhanske, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Kamianka, Nevelske, and Vodiane.

The Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy attack. According to intelligence reports, one member of Russia-led forces was wounded on July 2.

"Since Friday midnight, Russia-led forces have already violated the ceasefire seven times, including from weapons banned by the Minsk agreements," the update said.

In particular, the enemy opened fire from proscribed 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, and heavy machine guns near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Novotoshkivske, Khutir Vilny, Pivdenne, Kamianka, and Vodiane.

No casualties have been reported among Ukrainian troops since Friday midnight.

As UNIAN reported earlier, five attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas were recorded on July 1.

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