Ukraine war updates: daily briefings as of March 8, 2016

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Ukraine war updates on March 8, 2016 by ATO HQ operational data and Presidential Administration spokesman on ATO issues briefing: EMPR highlights

(1) The situation intensifies in the war zone in eastern Ukraine; Russian armed forces fired 54 times upon Ukrainian positions over the last day: 41 times on Donetsk direction and 13 times on Luhansk direction;

(2) Luhansk direction: the situation was calm on this direction over the last day;

(3) Donetsk direction: the epicenter of Russian fire reported in Avdyivka, Pisky, Mayorsk; the enemy used forbidden 82-mm and 120-mm mortar launchers and tanks; powerful 4-hours shelling of Ukrainain forces positions took place near Luhanske and Lozove; Russian armed forces also fired upon Ukrainain positions near Opytne, Troyitske, Luhanske, Novgorodske and Lozove with the use of grenade launchers and heavy machine guns;

(4) Mariupol direction: Russian forces continue fire upon Ukrainain forces positions in Maryinka district, near Hranytne, and across the Gnutove – Shyrokyno front line;

(5) No lethal casualties reported among Ukrainian servicemen in the war zone in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours, but 3 Ukrainain servicemen were wounded in action.




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