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General Staff: Russia launches 11 missile attacks, 40 airstrikes against Ukraine

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 2, 2023 10:16 PM 1 min read
Soldiers from the 56th Motorized Brigade set their target before firing a Grad rocket at Russian infantry in the Bakhmut direction from an undisclosed location in Donetsk Oblast on May 30, 2023. (Photo: Asami Terajima/The Kyiv Independent)
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Over the past 24 hours, Russian troops have launched 11 missile attacks and 40 airstrikes and hit Ukraine about 30 times with multiple rocket launchers, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported on July 2.

According to the report, Russia has also launched  8 Iranian-made Shahed drones over the past day.

The Russian military also shelled more than 30 settlements in Sumy and Kharkiv oblasts with mortars and artillery, the General Staff said.

In the south, Russia shelled more than 40 Ukrainian settlements in two oblasts, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, according to the General Staff.

During the day, Ukraine carried out 9 air strikes against Russian personnel concentration areas and hit two air defense systems, the General Staff said.

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Editor’s note: The Kyiv Independent spent a day with soldiers from the 80th Separate Assault Brigade in June, and the story is comprised of interviews with them about their experience near Bakhmut. The soldiers are identified by their names or callsigns, and their deployment locations are not reveal…
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