Two Ukrainian border guards gone missing near Russia border

14:40, 04 October 2017
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Two servicemen of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine are reported to have gone missing in Sumy region near the border with Russia since Tuesday evening, the agency's press service reported.

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"Two servicemen of the Znob-Novhorodske border guard unit of the Sumy detachment were observing one of the border sections yesterday. At about 20:00 Kyiv time, the unit lost contact with both troops. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine is currently searching for their missing servicemen," the statement says.

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