"Militants firing artillery and Grad multiple launch rocket systems were shelling our units near Talakovka," the press center said in a statement.

"In turn, the artillery units of the ATO forces destroyed the firing points of the militants," the press center said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, today the city of Mariupol’s defense headquarters reported that anti-government militants had fired Grad rockets at Ukrainian army positions near Mariupol, causing casualties among Ukrainian troops.