Timeline: day 130 of Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression
Today is July 3. russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for 130 days. We're reporting on the current news. The article will be updated.
What about today?
Fierce battles are taking place along the entire front line in Donbas, the epicenter is in the populated areas of Luhansk region. Enemy activity in Kharkiv region is intensifying. At the same time, in the south, the Armed Forces continue to press the enemy. Yesterday, the occupiers were expelled from another village of the Kherson region — Ivanivka was liberated.
In the Luhansk Region, the occupiers carried out offensive actions near Bilogorivka – they were unsuccessful and were forced to retreat.
Ukrainian aviation worked in virtually all directions of hostilities. About twenty units of enemy equipment were destroyed. 2 ammunition warehouses were destroyed near Chornobayivka and Snigurivka. And near Ivanivka, as a bonus to the liberated territories, 4 trophy infantry fighting vehicles were captured. OK "Pivden" informs about this.
On the night of July 3, the Ukrainian Armed Forces struck the Melitopol airport. A significant amount of manpower and equipment of the occupiers was based there.
The occupiers committed 407 crimes against the cultural heritage of Ukraine. Such data as of the beginning of July was made public by the Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko.
More than 220,000 applications for housing reconstruction due to the war were submitted to "Dia". According to preliminary estimates, approximately 800,000 Ukrainians lost their homes due to the war. The most damage to the housing stock was in the Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, and Chernihiv regions.
What is coming to Ukraine?
On financial and information aid, weapons and politicians
In the so-called "Madrid" (according to the results of the NATO summit) package of US military aid to Ukraine, a weapon will appear, the name of which will be on everyone's lips, says special correspondent Dmytro Anopchenko on the air of the TV marathon. These are NASAMS mobile anti-aircraft missile systems: they have a slightly lower range than the PATRIOTS (about 25 km), but these anti-aircraft missiles can engage 72 targets at once, they can be transported by any transport that the military has, they can fire from the ground, the target range is from 300 m to 16 km. The developers predict that 85% of missiles from one shot should hit the target successfully
In Washington, both Congress, the White House, and the Pentagon protect these third-generation missile systems. Ukraine will receive 2 such MANPADS. In addition, in this aid package, Ukraine will receive 4 radar combat stations and ammunition for HIMARS and 150,000 shells for 155-caliber artillery.
Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers are undergoing training in Britain — training to shoot HIMARS analogs. This was reported by the BBC. The Ukrainians are mastering M270 MLRS rocket launchers and barrel artillery. British and New Zealand soldiers train Ukrainians.