Donbas Battalion: One soldier killed, two wounded in fighting near Mariupol

12:42, 25 May 2015
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A soldier of the National Guard was killed and two were injured in fierce fighting in the village of Shyrokyne on Sunday, the press service of the Donbas Battalion reported on its Facebook page on Monday.


"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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