Truce in Donbas: Ukraine reports two incidents on July 30
Ukraine reported two incidents on Thursday, July 30, when Russia's hybrid military forces violated the newly-agreed truce in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.
"To provoke the Ukrainian defenders near the village of Orikhove, enemy troops used rifles, while, in addition to small arms, they fired a shot from an under-barrel grenade launcher not far from the village of Novotoshkivske. The provocations were random, so our soldiers did not return fire," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in a Facebook update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on July 31, 2020.
There have been no Joint Forces casualties since the beginning of the ceasefire, which started on July 27.
However, there were reports about the death of three soldiers in the past days "over a sudden deterioration in health." In particular, soldier Arthur Bakhnar died on July 28, soldier Serhiy Verhun on July 29, and senior sergeant Volodymyr Perekrestov on July 30. The JFO HQ did not elaborate on the causes behind their death.
Since Friday midnight, no attacks by Russian Federation's armed formations have been recorded, the JFO HQ said.