Ukraine war updates from the war zone in southeast Ukraine as of July 5, 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 63 times upon Ukrainian troops positions, in particular: 2 times on Luhansk direction, 33 times on Donetsk direction and 28 on Mariupol direction;
(2) Luhansk direction: Russian forces continue shelling near Novozvanivaka, Popasna district, with the use of mortar fire;
(3) Donetsk direction: the enemy violated ceasefire regime near Troytske and Luhanske; Russian forces actively used mortar and cannons on the north and on the west of Horlivka; in particular, 3-hours-long Russian firing reported in Toretsk and its suburb, which resulted demages of the residential houses, gas network, but no casualties reported among civilians; in the meantime, self-propelled artillery guns, operated by Russian occupiers from the village of Golmivsky, released 57 shells at Zaytseve of and the village of Dacha; the most active Russian hostilities unfolded in Avdiivka industrial area and near Donetsk airport, which resulted 1 civilian injury; Russian forces mortar shelling reported in nevelske; Ukrainian troops were forces to return fire all across the frontline from Luhanske to Pisky; to this end, 20 times Russian forces opened fire upon Ukrainian troops positions from forbidden by the Minsk agreements heavy weapons;
(4) Mariupol direction: Russian armed forces continue heavy mortar shelling; the enemy released 120 mines upon Ukrainian positions in Krasnogorivka, Maryinka, and Hnutove – Shyrokine line; the enemy’s rocket hit a private house in Maryinka, which resulted its numerous demages, but no ceasulties reproted among civilians; Russian forces episodically used APCs as well as Russian anti-tank guided missiles; pure ceasefire from the Russian occupeirs’s side reported near Dokuchaevsk only, because OSCE mission visit; to this end, 10 times the enemy opened fire from heavy forbidden weapons;
(5) Russian forces losses in the war zone in southeast Ukraine over the last day are as follows: 7 killed and 6 wounded;
(6) 3 Ukrainian servicemen was killed in action and 13 servicemen were wounded in action in southeast Ukraine over the last day.