Russia – Ukraine war updates from the war zone in southeast Ukraine as of December 8, 2017 by ATO HQ operational data and Ministry of Defence spokesman on ATO issues: EMPR highlights.
(1) Russian hybrid forces launched 17 attacks against Ukrainian troops in the war zone in eastern Ukraine over the past day, including 9 on Luhansk direction and 8 on Donetsk and Mariupol directions; Ukraianian troops were forces to return fire in 11 cases;
(2) Luhansk direction: Russian proxies fired with grenade launchers and small arms toward Ukrainian positions in Valuyske, Zaytseve, Krymske, Lobacheve, Luhanske, Novooleksandrivka and Stanytsa Luhanska; the enemy fired with forbidden 120-mm mortars and released 2 shells upon Ukrainian troops in Troytske;
(3) Donetsk and Mariupol direction: Avdiivka remains the hottest spot on this direction as Russian occupiers launched 5 attacks there, one with the use of forbidden by the Minsk agreements 82-mm mortar launchers and released 4 mortars upon Ukrainian defenders and 4 more with the use of small arms against Ukrainian troops; the enemy fired with grenade launchers and high caliber machine guns in Mariynka, Novotroytske, Butovka mine and Shyrokino;
(4) 1 Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action near Avdiivka and 3 Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in action (near Avdiivka, Shyrokino and Verkhnyotoretske) in the war zone in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours.