Photo from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

"The Russian occupation forces had been firing from 120mm and 82mm mortars and cannons of infantry fighting vehicles on the defenders of the village of Pavlopil in the Mariupol sector for 30 minutes in the second half of the day," the ATO HQ said on Facebook in an update for November 8 on Thursday morning.

Read alsoEscalation in Donbas: 17 attacks on Ukraine troops, 2 KIA's, 3 WIA's in last dayThe militants also used anti-tank grenade launchers and machine guns near the village of Zaitseve, which is close to the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk. However, the situation was most escalated in the Luhansk sector in the evening. The occupiers fired infantry weapons on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Krymske, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Luhanske, and Katerynivka. At about 18:00 Kyiv time, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in that fighting.

The ATO forces fired back 13 times to suppress the enemy's activity.

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