"Yesterday, for the whole evening and until midnight, a fierce fight went on in the village of Shyrokyne. The Donbas battalion held their positions at the cost of the life of a fighter. Another two were injured," the report says.

According to the report, Russian-backed militants fired artillery, mortars, and rocket-propelled grenades. The Ukrainian army repelled the attacks, destroying a large number of militant equipment and manpower, Donbas said.

"As a result of yesterday's fighting, two soldiers were seriously wounded. The first soldier has serious wounds, a lot of hits, his heel is shattered, and his foot might have to be amputated. The doctors are doing everything possible to save it. Another soldier got contusions - he has numerous bruises and wounds," the press service of the battalion said.

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