One Ukrainian soldier wounded amid 20 enemy attacks in Donbas on July 3
Russia's hybrid military forces on July 3 mounted 20 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action.
"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire 20 times in the past day," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on July 4. "As a result, one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in enemy shelling."
Russian-led forces opened fire, employing proscribed 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, as well as grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.
Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the towns of Popasna and Avdiyivka, and the villages of Novotoshkivske, Pivdenne, Zalizne, Shumy, Orikhove, Khutir Vilny, Katerynivka, Zaitseve, Vodiane, Kamianka, Starohnativka, and Pisky.
A local woman, born in 1940, was killed in shelling by Russian-led forces, which fired 82mm mortars near the villages of Zaitseve in early hours of Friday, July 3.
Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy attack.
"Since Saturday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions near the village of Katerynivka in the Pivnich (North) sector, using grenade launchers of various systems," the update said.
No casualties have been reported among Ukrainian troops since Saturday midnight.