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On August 2, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit 3 locations with Russian troops, 4 enemy command posts, a Russian ammunition depot, 14 enemy artillery units at the firing positions, 4 Russian electronic warfare stations, and six Russian anti-aircraft missile systems. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 8 strikes on locations with Russian troops and military equipment and one strike on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 02 August 2023 (approximation): 247230 troops; 4217 tanks; 8213 armored vehicles; 4866 artillery systems; 700 MLRS; 463 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 315 aircraft; 311 helicopters; 7349 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 4042 tactical UAVs; 718 special military equipment; 1347 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On August 2, Ukrainian forces shot down 23 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. Most of the enemy targets were destroyed in the Kyiv and Odesa regions. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Ukrainian defenders knocked out Russian troops from their positions in the southern direction from Avdiivka in the Donetsk region. – Pavlo Kovalchuk, Spokesman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson regions. 2 people were killed. 13 citizens were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


Over the past day, Ukrainian defenders destroyed 19 units of enemy military equipment, 10 Russian ammunition depots, and one enemy fuel depot on the Tavriia axis. – Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, Commander of “Tavriia” operational-strategic group of troops

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By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

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By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

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Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.

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