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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of July 3

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of July 3 Photo: The situation on the frontline in Ukraine on 3 July (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russian troops significantly intensified their activity in the Toretsk sector. Russians also concentrated in Novooleksandrivka, in the Pokrovsk sector, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"In the Toretsk sector, Russia significantly intensified its activity, launching 32 attacks, in particular, in the areas of Toretsk, Pivnichne, Pivdenne, Zalizne, and New York in Donetsk region," the statement says.

In addition, according to Ukraine's General Staff, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 51 Russian attacks in the Pokrovsk sector near the settlements of Novooleksandrivka, Vozdvyzhenka, Yevhenivka, Novoselivka Persha, Lozuvatske, Yasnobrodivka, Makarivka, Kalynove, Panteleimonivka and Umanske in Donetsk region.

"Russia concentrated its main efforts in the area of Novooleksandrivka, conducting more than half of its attacks there," the Ukrainian military says.

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of July 3Russia concentrated its efforts near Novooleksandrivka, in the Pokrovsk sector (


In the Kharkiv sector, Russia continued offensive actions with the support of aviation, with a total of eight combat engagements in the areas of Vovchansk and Hlyboke.

In the Kupiansk sector, the number of combat engagements over the day totaled 13. Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled Russian attacks near Synkivka in the Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk region. Russia made the main efforts in the vicinity of Synkivka, where about 80 percent of all the clashes in the sector took place.

In the Lyman sector, the Ukrainian Armed Forces prevented 18 Russian attacks near Hrekivka, Makiivka, and Nevske in the Luhansk region and Terny in the Donetsk region.

In the Siversk sector, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 5 Russian attacks in the areas of Ivano-Daryivka, Spirne, and Vyimka in the Donetsk region.

In the Kramatorsk sector, Ukrainian defenders stopped 14 Russian attempts to break through the Ukrainian Armed Forces defenses in the areas of Klishchiyivka, Kalynivka, Ivanivske, and Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region.

In the Kurakhove sector, the Ukrainian defense forces continue to hold back the Russian invaders in the areas of Heorhiivka, Krasnohorivka, and Paraskoviivka, where Russia tried to break through the defenses of Ukrainian troops 10 times.

In the Vremivka sector, Russia made three assaults on Ukrainian positions in the areas of Vodiane and Kostiantynivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Orikhiv sector, there was one firefight near Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia.

In the Prydniprovskyi sector, the Russian occupants continue to try to drive the Ukrainian Defense Forces units from their positions at the bridgeheads. All four Russian attacks were unsuccessful.

In the Volyn and Polissia sectors, the operational situation has not changed significantly. There are no signs of enemy offensive groups forming.

On the border with Chernihiv and Sumy regions, Russia maintains a military presence, conducts sabotage and reconnaissance activities, and shells settlements from the territory of the Russian Federation, in particular, Khrinivka, Riasne, Myropillia, Baranivka, and Dehtiarne were struck by Russians.

Situation at front

According to the Institute for the Study of War, the Russian occupiers advanced in Vovchansk, the eastern part of Chasiv Yar, and near Avdiivka.

According to analysts, the interconnection between Russia's current offensive operations in the Chasiv Yar, Toretsk, and Avdiivka areas indicates that Moscow may use the current pressure on Toretsk to advance either in the Chasiv Yar or Avdiivka areas.

Read more about Russia's summer strategy in RBC-Ukraine's article.