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On July 2, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit a Russian command post, a location with Russian troops, 27 enemy artillery units at the firing positions and 2 Russian means of air defense. In addition, in the last 24 hours, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 12 strikes on locations with Russian troops. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On July 3, Ukrainian defenders shot down 13 out of 17 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 3 July 2023 (approximation): 230260 troops; 4057 tanks; 7899 armored vehicles; 4220 artillery systems; 641 MLRS; 391 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 315 aircraft; 309 helicopters; 6834 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 3573 tactical UAVs; 590 special military equipment; 1264 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Over the past week, Russian forces launched 34 missiles and 273 air strikes on the territory of Ukraine. – Hanna Maliar, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops attacked the Khmelnytskyi, Kirovohrad, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions. 2 citizens were killed. 14 people were injured. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


On July 3, Russian troops attacked the city of Sumy in the north of Ukraine with Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones. Four hits were recorded in the city center. Due to an attack, a local administrative building and 2 multi-storey buildings were damaged. 1 citizen was killed, and 16 more were injured. – Sumy Regional Military Administration


Dozens of Leopard 1A5 battle tanks provided by Germany and Denmark will arrive in Ukraine in the coming weeks. – Boris Pistorius, Federal Minister of Defense of Germany


Due to today’s Russian drone attack on Sumy, 2 people were killed, and 19 were injured. – Sumy Regional Military Administration

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Bohdan, a Ukrainian soldier from the 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade “Edelveis,” keeps practicing playing his musical instrument, a trembita, when he has free time.

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A road sign damaged by cluster munition due to a Russian shelling on the outskirts of Kharkiv.

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A Ukrainian serviceman stands in position near the border with Belarus in the Zhytomyr region. September 2023.

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A Ukrainian soldier is preparing to release a drone that will fly over temporarily occupied territories in search of Russian heavy weapons and air defense installations. September 2023.

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