In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on July 1, the armed forces of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire ten times, - the press center of the JFO reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units using 120 and 82 mm mortars, prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as from grenade launchers of various systems, weapons of infantry fighting vehicles, large-caliber machine guns and small arms. As a result of the enemy shelling, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed, two more were injured. Our units gave an adequate response to shelling by the armed formations of the Russian Federation, the enemy's losses are being specified.
Militants fired at an ambulance car of one of the Joint Forces' units near the settlement of Vodiane, as a result of what senior seaman Serhiy Mayboroda and sergeant Iryna Shevchenko were killed. Another fighter was wounded.
In occupied Chystyakove (formerly Torez), a miner was seriously injured in the Progress mine, - the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" reported. It was reported that the victim is mine overseer, born in 1973, was injured by the combine's chain. The victim was provided with medical care on the spot, and then was taken to the city hospital.
Russian-style diplomas began to be issued in Donetsk at the university created by the occupation authorities on the basis of the Donetsk National Medical University. This was reported by the website of the legally non-existent university. It was noted that it was "accredited in the Russian Federation" and the first of the universities of the "republic" issues "diplomas of the Russian Federation sample". The graduation ceremony was attended by former chief state sanitary doctor of the Russian Federation Gennady Onishchenko. As it is known, officially, Russia did not recognize the self-proclaimed "DNR". It was earlier reported that out of 18 "educational organizations of higher professional education" controlled by the militants, 8880 people graduated in 2018. Out of them (according to the doubtful schemes – OstroV), 260 people received diplomas in the universities of the Russian Federation, what accounted for only 2.9% of the total number of the so-called "graduates". The rest received the unrecognized "diplomas" of legally non-existing universities with a coat of arms and seal of the "DNR".