Censor.NET informs citing anti-terrorist operation (ATO) press center report as of 6 a.m., March 8, 2016.
"Over the last 24 hours, 54 attacks have been recorded, 41 of them at the Donetsk and 13 at the Mariupol directions. Impudently breaking the Minsk agreements, Russian terrorists continued shelling Ukrainian troops' strong points, using banned weaponry. After employing mortars against our positions near Avdiivka, militants thought it was insufficient and fired six tank rounds at around 5 p.m.," the report reads.
"Our strong points in Pisky and Maiorsk came under 82-mm mortar fire, while positions near Opytne, Troitske, Luhanske, Novhorodske, Lozove were hit with grenade launchers and heavy machine guns," the HQ added.
"At the Mariupol direction, militants fired on ATO forces strongholds in the area of Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Talakivka, Shyrokyne, using various types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms. In some cases, Ukrainian soldiers repelled the attacks of presumptuous occupants with grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms," the HQ stated.