Russia tries establishing control over Donetsk region - Ukrainian army

STORY: "The enemy is concentrating its efforts on establishing full control over the territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions," Ukraine's General Staff said in an early Thursday (August 11) report, citing more than 60 settlements and military targets.

Dnipropetrovsk governor Valentyn Reznychenko said on Telegram three people were killed and seven wounded by shelling in Nikopol when 120 Grad rockets hit the area.

Reuters was unable to verify the battlefield accounts.