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One member of Ukraine's Joint Forces has gone missing in action after a skirmish near the town of Popasna, Luhansk region, two enemy troops have been killed.

"While inspecting land mine explosive barriers before the front defense edge of a mechanized division of a unit near the town of Popasna, a group of [Ukrainian] mine specialists was attacked by an enemy subversive group," the 54th separate mechanized brigade said on Facebook late on Tuesday, May 28.

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"During a skirmish, two enemy soldiers were killed and one was wounded. To cover the subversive group, the enemy used weapons prohibited by the Minsk accords," it said.

During the incident, one Ukrainian serviceman went missing.

Search is under way, yet there have been no positive results.

Earlier on Tuesday, May 28, invaders opened fire from mortars to attack Ukrainian positions near the village of Shyrokyne, Donetsk region, during which one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action.