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 Situation in Shyrokyne escalates: morning battle lasted more than three hours, there are wounded servicemen

The ATO forces’ positions in Shyrokyne were impacted from 152-mm self-propelled guns today following yesterday's shelling from tanks.

It is reported by the press service of the Azov regiment, Censor.NET reports citing 0629.

The statement reads: "the terrorists opened fire on the positions of the Azov regiment in Shyrokyne village from the automatic grenade launchers at 3.15 a.m. The forward position of the Azov was fired at from the heavy machine guns at 3.40 a.m."

The servicemen of the Azov regiment opened fire in response and suppressed the enemy firing points shortly. After that, the enemy employed heavy artillery, namely 152-mm self-propelled guns, which were prohibited by the Minsk agreements."

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"The fighting in Shyrokyne lasted until 6.20 a.m. Two Azov soldiers were wounded as a result," the press service of the regiment stated.

Press officer of the sector "M" Dmytro Horbunov said that two soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine, a native of Kharkiv born in 1996 and a native of Kryvyi Rih born in 1992, received mine-blast traumas during the shelling that was committed May 19 at 9.30 p.m. They were taken to a hospital in Mariupol. The doctors assess their condition as satisfactory.

A soldier of the National Guard of Ukraine born in 1959 received shrapnel wound in the morning, at about 5 a.m., as a result of the projectile detonation. He was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries where he received medical treatment.

According to Dmytro Horbunov, four shellings of the ATO troop's positions were recorded yesterday.

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10 "DPR" UAVs were recorded flying over the forefront and the sea coast.

The "DPR" formations fired at the Ukrainian forces' positions six times after midnight. They used artillery once, committed one attack from 82-mm mortars and four times used different types of small arms.

No flights of the enemy drones have been recorded in the "M" sector in the morning. The situation is under control.

 
 
 
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