Ministry of Defense: Ukrainian troops incur no losses


In Luhansk sector, Ukrainian troops recorded 10 militants’ attacks, four of which involved heavy weapons. The operative situation along the contact line escalated in the afternoon. The tensest situation was observed in Troitske. Russia-backed militants mortared the spot twice firing a total of 30 rounds. “Later the enemy made one brief mortar attack on Krymske and one on Katerynivka. Late in the evening, Russia-backed troops attacked Novozvanivka and Novooleksandrivka with grenade launchers,” reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Andriy Lysenko at a press-briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Donetsk sector, militants conducted most of the 11 yesterday’s attacks in the frontline between Kamianka, Avdiivka and Shakhta Butovka position. Russian proxies were intensely firing with grenade launchers from four directions between 16:00 and midnight. One short mortar attack took place in Luhanske. Ukrainian troops returned fire responding to all the provocations.

Mariupol sector accounts for nine attacks. Main hostilities took place after 20:00. “Lebedynske and Vodiane came under the hostile 122-mm artillery fire. At about 21:30 militants mortared residential areas of Vodiane. Luckily there were no civilian casualties,” ATO spokesperson said. In Shyrokyne and Pavlopil Russian proxies used only small arms.

Ukrainian troops incurred no losses in action yesterday.

Report on the military developments as of August 2 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.