As of 9 a.m. August 16, it's been silent in the combat zone in eastern Ukraine. The Defense Ministry reported that on Friday morning, stressing that the ceasefire has been observed since midnight.
On August 15, Russian armed occupants opened fire on emplacements of the Ukrainian military 12 times. They used grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms.
Most of the attacks occurred in Donetsk region. Anti-tank grenade launcher fire was reported in Hnutove; in Pavlopol, the mercenaries opened fire from heavy machine guns and grenade launchers. More skirmishes took place in Pishchevik, Vodyane, Opytne, Lebedynske and Avdiivka.
In Luhansk region, the enemy attacked Ukrainian positions in Pivdenne and Novoluhanske.
Ukrainian forces in the combat zone took no casualties during the mentioned period.