Ukraine war updates from the war zone in southeast Ukraine as of July 10, 2016 by ATO HQ operational data and Presidential Administration spokesman on ATO issues briefing: EMPR highlights.
(1) The situation in the war zone intensified. Russian armed forces and their proxies opened fire 51 times upon Ukrainian troops positions, in particular: 5 times on Luhansk direction, 24 times on Donetsk direction and 22 on Mariupol direction;
(2) Luhansk direction: Russian armed forces opened fire upon Ukrainian troops positions near Stanytsya Luhanska with grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small arms, which resulted damages of residential house; Novooleksandrivka and Novozvanivka also came under Russian fire;
(3) Donetsk direction: the hottest spot remains in Avdiivka industrial area, where Russian armed forces released 104 mines from forbidden by the Minsk agreements 82-mm and 120-mm mortars as well as used grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms; the enemy used armored vehicle while shelling at the village of Opytne; Russian firing at Svitlodarska line didn’t stop; the enemy opened fire from heavy 122-mm cannons, mortars and armored vehicles upon Ukrainian troops positions in Luhanske; Russian forces used mortars and APCs during shelling near Svitlodarsk, while mortars and heavy artillery during shelling near Travneve; situation is tense in Horlivka; in addition, the enemy used grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms in Zaytseve and Novgorodske; another Russian firing reported near Novoselivka Druha;
(4) Mariupol direction: Russian armed provocations and shelling reported all across the frontline; the enemy fulfilled attacks with mortars, grenade launchers and small arms at Maryinka, Krasnogorivka, Chermalyk and Shyrokino; besides, Russian forces used APCs fire near Krasnogorivka; Russian armed provocations reported near Bogdanivka and Talakivka; to this end, Russian sniper fire reported in Novotroytske;
(5) Russian forces’ losses in the war zone in southeast Ukraine over the last day are as follows: 2 killed and 5 wounded;
(6) 3 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in action, 16 servicemen were wounded in action in southeast Ukraine over the last day.