“As a result of fire from an anti-tank rocket launcher RPG-26 a Ukrainian soldier of 128 Brigade died. Also one local civilian was wounded in his own yard as a result of shelling with automatic grenade launcher,” as said in the statement.
The newly appointed head of the Luhansk administration Heorhiy Tuka commented: “Despite new talks in Minsk, the shelling has steepened up; it means that the militants are not interested in peaceful resolution of the conflict. Following the guidelines of the "big brother", they continue to destroy the infrastructure of Luhansk region”.
He also said that since yesterday a wired radio recovered its work in Stanytsia Luhanska. “And today Ukrainian anthem will be heard here again!” said Tuka.
One more civilian was wounded as a result of firing Dzerzhinsk, Donetsk region, as stated the Donetsk administration.
According to the latest information by Andriy Lysenko, ATO spokesman, one Ukrainian soldier died, three more are wounded.
According to specified data by ATO spokesman, July 22 in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, two officers of special forces (Ministry of Internal Affairs ) were killed. July 22 militants intensively attacked Avdiivka.
At night in the ATO area 8 hostile unmanned aerial vehicles were observed, one of them was shot down. Andriy Lysenko stated “Our defense forces are successfully working. Near Stepove, Volnovakha raion, Donetsk region one hostile drone, which took photos of Ukrainian Armed Forces moving, was shot down.
ATO press center assumes that the situation in Donbas remains stably tense, militants committed 78 attacks against Ukrainian Armed Forces.
As was reported before, a massive desertions in militants’ ranks near Marinka, Donetsk region, takes place. Militants try to recruiting local residents instead.