Russia-led forces mount eight attacks on Ukraine army in Donbas on March 24.

One of the first three disengagement sites came under attack.

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REUTERS

Russia-led forces mounted eight attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on March 24.

"The enemy opened fire on our positions, using 82mm mortars, which are prohibited under the Minsk agreements, as well as BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles' armament, grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns, rifles," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Headquarters said on Facebook in its morning update on March 25.

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Hot spots were areas near the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka and the villages of Berezove and Pavlopil. What is more, proscribed 82mm mortars were used to shell Ukrainian positions near the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Krymske, Novotoshkivske, and Traveneve.

"Units of the Joint Forces fired back to suppress the enemy's provocations," the JFO HQ said.

One of the first three disengagement sites in Donbas came under attack – enemy troops used rifles to shoot near Bohdanivka-Petrivske disengagement site No. 3. "Ukrainian soldiers did not fire back, adhering to the ceasefire," the JFO HQ said.

From 00:00 to 07:00 Kyiv time on Wednesday, March 25, enemy troops attacked JFO positions only once, using a grenade launcher and large-caliber machine guns near the town of Avdiyivka.

No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported over the period under review.

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