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"In the Donetsk sector, the aggressor used small arms against the Ukrainian positions in the village of Vodiane at night. In addition, the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka came under fire from small arms," the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations reported on Facebook on Friday evening.

"Unfortunately, one Ukrainian soldier was killed as a result of enemy shelling. Another soldier was wounded. He was taken to a hospital and provided with medical assistance," reads the report.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas three times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA).