"The armed forces of Ukraine continue to conduct provocative shelling at the positions of the defenders of the republic ... the militants of the 30th separate mechanized brigade of the VFU (Ukrainian armed forces) ... bombarded the area of ​​the village of Nizhny Lozovoy with BMP weapons," the Osadchy information center quotes Lugansk.

Earlier in the LPR, it was stated that the Ukrainian security forces “intensified the chaotic mining of territories” at the contact line in the Donbass.

On July 17, members of the Donbass contact group agreed on a new indefinite truce, which began on the 21st.

Ukrainian political scientist Vadim Karasev in an interview with the NSN assessed the likelihood of progress in the Minsk process from Kiev.