In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on July 4, the armed forces of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire sixteen times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units with the use of 122 mm artillery systems, 120 and 82 mm mortars, as well as from various grenade launchers, anti-aircraft guns, heavy machine guns and small arms prohibited by the Minsk agreements. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded and two were injured in combat as a result of the enemy attacks. Our units gave an adequate response to shelling by the armed formations of the Russian Federation, the enemy's losses are being specified.
Following his "colleague" from the "LNR", leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin stated that he was ready to return the "republic" under the control of the legitimate Ukrainian authorities, provided that the "DNR" was given some "special status". This is said in his statement on the "official" website. The head of the occupation authorities reported that he had "joined the Choice of Donbass campaign, the essence of which is limited to the requirements for President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to provide the "DNR/LNR" with a non-existing "special status" within Ukraine and "recognize the region's right to integrate with Russia "Earlier, leader of the "LNR" Leonid Pasechnik stated the readiness to return under the control of Ukraine on the terms of granting a certain "special status". Both collaborators made their statements with practically the same words.
Local residents in frontline Zaitseve in the Donetsk oblast went to a peaceful rally - people handed out leaflets to the residents of CADLO, who crossed the checkpoint in Mayorsk. The residents warned in the leaflets that from August 1, the Horlivka-Bakhmut road corridor would be blocked, if the militants did not provide a "ceasefire", - Vchasno agency reported. The residents seek "silence" from the militants, so that the experts can carry out repairs of water supply system and road.
More than two thousand residents have already received Russian citizenship under the simplified procedure in the so-called "DNR". This was stated by "head" of the migration service of the "DNR MIA" Vladimir Krasnoshchoka, - separatist media write. The same number of residents with passports of the Russian Federation is observed in the neighboring "LNR".
The evacuation of employees of the so-called "DNR ministries" was carried out in occupied Donetsk. This was reported by separatist media. An unknown person called and said that the building of the office center on the Bohdan Khmelnytsky Avenue in the center of Donetsk was mined. After the occupation of Donetsk, the collaborationists used this business center without permission to host the fake "ministries of foreign affairs", "ministries of health" and "ministries of construction and housing".
Eleven trucks with humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross crossed the Novotroitske checkpoint towards the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, - the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. The Red Cross sent food kits, hygiene products and building materials for residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The total weight of humanitarian aid was 200.8 tons.