"It is noteworthy that last night the enemy committed strikes with BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems for the first time in several months. The rockets hit positions in the vicinity of Svitlodarsk. The enemy also barraged the same positions with 120-mm mortar," the Joint forces operation (JFO) headquarters said in a statement early on Thursday, Aug. 16, Censor.NET reports.
No casualties have been recorded among the Ukrainian military personnel since midnight today.
The Russian mercenaries reportedly mounted 43 attacks on the government forces over the past 24-hour period.