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Published in Stream:
Day 866: July 2, 2016
Press by
The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
1 Ukrainian Soldier Killed, 2 Wounded in Battle; 5 Russian-Backed Militants Killed, 7 Wounded; 1 Civilian Injured
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One Ukrainian soldier was killed and two were wounded in battle, reported, citing Andrei Lysenko, presidential administration spokesman for ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] issues.

He said that the Russian-backed separatists suffered 5 killed and 7 wounded. "Most of the losses of the enemy were from the so-called 9th Separate Storm Motorized Regiment of the Marines operating on the Mariupol line," he said.

The Russian-backed separatist news service did not confirm these casualties, but reported that one civilian, born 1937, was wounded in shelling on Zaytsevo from the village of Zhovanka by Ukrainian forces.

At 6:00 am, the ATO reported on its Facebook page that Russian-backed militants had fired 48 times on their positions including with artillery banned under the Minsk accord. In Luganskoye, 122-m and 120-mm artillery were used. The areas around Verkhnetoretskoye, Troitskoye and Avdeyevka, where 120-mm artillery was used, remained hot spots.

On the Mariupol line, 19 enemy shellings were recorded. Near Krasnogorovka, 120-mm artillery was used and ATO positions at Talakovka, Novotroitskoye and Beryozovoe were fired on. Lugansk Region was quieter, with one shot from a rifle near Popasnaya.

Lysenko said fighting intensified along the whole front from Zaytsevo to the industrial zone in Avdeyevka with firing from both sides.

He said that the Ukrainian Defense Ministry had information that a division of the 331th Parachute Regiment of the 98th Airborne Division from Kostroma had arrived in the Donbass. He said they would be used for diversionary and reconnaissance operations along the front from Luganskoye to Krasnogorovka.

Fighting was also intense near Mariupol, noting the 19 shellings, 5 of which involved artillery. Nearly 90 shells of various calibers were fired. A drone was also noted, said Lysenko.

The ATO published a second report later today noting 120-mm artillery used against their positions in Luganskoye and grenade-launchers in Avdeyevka and Mayorsk. Ukrainians were also fired on in Novoselovka and Novgorodskaya. Maryinka, Krasnogorovka, Beryozovoye and Novotroitskoye on the Mariupol line were also fired upon, including by 120-mm artillery; there was also recorded 82-mm artillery in Starognatovka and Shirokino, as well as snipers active near Novotroitskoye.

Unian published a video that was uploaded to YouTube of a night battle at the Svetlodar Bulge June 30-July 1, in which 10 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded.

-- Catherine A. Fitzpatrick