Shrapnel after the attack / Photo from

Russia-led forces fired 120 high-caliber (122mm) artillery rounds to attack Ukrainian positions near the villages of Vodiane and Lebedynske in Donetsk region near the Sea of Azov on Saturday, June 8.

"The invaders based in the villages of Sakhanka and Vesele opened fire from 122mm artillery systems and cannons of tanks at our positions near Vodiane and Lebedynske. The enemy lobbed more than a hundred and twenty 122mm artillery shells and about 28 tank projectiles," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters reported on June 8.

A crater after the attack / Photo from
The scene of the attack /

Russia-controlled troops also used proscribed weapons near the Russia-occupied town of Horlivka in Donetsk region.

"The occupation forces opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, large-caliber machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems, and small arms," the JFO HQ said on Facebook on June 8.

"The cynical and demonstrative use by the enemy of banned artillery systems demonstrates the reluctance of armed formations of the Russian Federation and the occupying administration to adhere to the Minsk accords," it said.

In total, Russia-led forces mounted six attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine from 00:00 to 18:00 Kyiv time on June 8.