"In particular, about 250 Russian mercenaries, 8 enemy tanks, 10 armored combat vehicles, 3 MLRS BM-21 Grad and 1 howitzer were destroyed. The Donbas battalion eliminated 50 militants and the Kryvbas territorial defense battalion smashed 40 militants in Ilovaisk. The Ukrainian Armed Forces strike destroyed two BM-21 Grad launch vehicles and up to 10 insurgents at the Komisarivka stadium. More than 30 terrorists were killed during the successful strike on the ammunition depots of the illegal armed groups in Khartsyzk. About 40 militants, 3 infantry fighting vehicles and one tank were destroyed due to liquidation of the enemy's battalion tactical group command post. The artillery strike on enemy's convoy wiped out 5 tanks, 6 armored fighting vehicles, 1 BM-21 Grad, 1 howitzer and 80 Russian mercenaries near Olenivka. 2 tanks and 1 airborne combat vehicle were eliminated during the clash later in the same locality near Olenivka," the statement says.
It is noted, however, that the shelling of the ATO forces checkpoints and positions continue: "In particular the shelling of the area near towns and villages of Novosvitlivka, Krasna Poliana, Stanytsia-Luhanska, Malomykolaivka, Tonenke, Pokrovske was conducted".
"Oddly enough, but there was no shelling of the Ukrainian territory from the Russian Federation side registered for the last night," the ATO the press center added.