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Militants in Shyrokine kill soldier from Azov Battalion and mine his body

During the battle, which lasted in Shyrokine on April 18, as well as through the night and the morning on April 19, there was killed the instructor of the Azov Battalion Georgy Dzhanilidze.

Militants in Shyrokine kill soldier from Azov Battalion and mine his body

According to the representatives of the Azov Battalion, on April 18, the soldiers of the Battalion with their instructor Dzhanilidze were demining the residential area of Shyrokine on the territory controlled by the Ukrainian forces, Joinfo.ua reports.

When moving down the street, a group of terrorists began firing the military, and the soldiers fired back. During the fight, the terrorists lost five fighters, but Georgy was mortally wounded. "Because of the dense fire of the terrorists, it was impossible to take away Georgy's body from the battlefield. The enemy opened fire at each attempt to take away the body of our fellow. Under cover of machine guns terrorists mined the body of our brother, losing one soldier," told the Azov.

Ukrainian military could take the body of Dzhinilidze only in the morning of April 19, with the assistance of the OSCE mission.

"Georgy Dzhanilidze was a Georgian citizen. He was 41. Georgy came to help the brotherly Ukrainian people in their struggle back in the winter. He taught beginners, passed on his experience gained in the Russian-Georgian war in 2008. George was a real man, and died like a real man in combat for our Ukraine, which he called a second home. He left a wife and three children. The Azov Battalion expresses condolences to the family of Georgy Dzhanilidze. We share the grief with you. The Ukrainians will always remember Georgy's feat," the Azov Battalion notes.

It should be recalled that the OSCE mission was forced to leave Shyrokine last night after the militants began firing the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and attack.