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Ukrainian serviceman goes missing in Donbas

His absence was noticed after a shooting attack in Shyrokyne.

Ukrainian serviceman goes missing in Donbas
Photo: Max Levin

A Ukrainian serviceman went missing after a shooting attack by the Russian occupying troops in Donetsk Region, the press centre of the Joint Forces Operation has said on Facebook.

"At 3.45 p.m., after the enemy completed an artillery attack near Shyrokyne close to Mariupol, one serviceman of the Joint Forces was found absent," it said.

The command is searching for him.

By 5 p.m., pro-Russian militants have carried out 17 attacks against the Ukrainian Armed Forces. There have been no casualties.

The enemy is especially active near Zaytseve, Avdiyivka, Opytne, Troyitske, Vodyane, Shyrokyne and Lebedynske, using artillery and mortars.

"Units give an adequate response, the majority of enemy weapons has been suppressed," the press centre said.

The government antiterrorist operation in eastern Ukraine ended on 30 April and the Joint Forces Operation began.

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