Since morning January 8, Russia-backed militants have launched 51 attacks on Ukrainian positions. In particular, they used 122 mm artillery to deliver strikes on Shyrokyne, Mariupol sector, Donetsk region. 82 and 120 mm mortars were used during attacks on Maryinka, Hnutove, Novotroitske, Vodyane, Talakivka and Shyrokyne. Pavlopol, Krasnohorivka, Hnutove and Shyrokyne went under RPG fire; an enemy tank fired on Ukrainian positions in Talakivka.
In Luhansk region, the rebels attacked Novozvanivka, Lopaskyne and Stanytsia Luhanska. Tank and mortar fire was reported in Troitske.
In Donetsk region, the pro-Russian mercenaries shelled Avdiivka, Mayorsk and Luhanske from mortars; Luhanske also was hit by 122 mm artillery shells. Luhanske, Zaitseve and Avdiivka went under RPG fire.