Ministry of Defense: Russian proxies violate ceasefire three times, use mortars


Russia-backed militants committed three ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine yesterday and used mortars in one of the attacks. “Unfortunately, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action,” reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Maksym Prauta at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Luhansk sector, Russian proxies delivered two intense attacks near Luhanske using grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The attacks took place at about 4:00 and 21:00, the latter continued for two hours.

In Donetsk sector, the enemy fired fifteen 82-mm mortar rounds at Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka between 17:40 and 18:10.

Ukrainian troops did not return fire.

Report on the military developments as of March 8 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.