Donbas militants use Grad MLR systems against Ukraine troops
Russian-led forces mounted 30 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in the past day, using heavy weapons in five instances, including Grad MLR systems.
"No casualties among the Ukrainian troops have been reported over the past day. According to intelligence reports, two occupiers were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on August 17, 2018.
The Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the towns Svitlodarsk, Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Krymske, Novozvanivka, Luhanske, Novhorodske, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Pavlopil, Vodiane and Shyrokyne. In certain areas, the enemy engaged Ukrainian troops using weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles.
Along with this, the enemy shelled the defenders of Svitlodarsk, using Grad multiple rocket launchers and 120mm mortars, while the defenders of Krymske, Luhanske and Novhorodske came under fire from 82mm mortars.
"Since Friday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted six attacks on the Ukrainian positions near Novoluhanske, Maryinka, Vodiane and Lebedynske," the report says.