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Over the past day, May 26, Russian-occupation troops violated ceasefire in eastern Ukraine 28 times, the Joint Forces Operation HQ reports.

A Ukrainian soldier was killed in action over the past day while another four troops were wounded, the press service wrote on Facebook.

Hostilities remained intense in the Luhansk, Donetsk and Mariupol directions. Militants opened fire twice from heavy weapons.

The HQ also reported enemy provocations in the areas of Krymske and Novotoshkivske (Luhansk region) where mortaring Ukrainian positions endangered civilians.

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The invaders suffered losses as the report claims four militants were liquidated in the strike and another five – wounded.

Hostilities have been ongoing throughout the day in the areas of Luhanske, Yuzhne, Krasnohorivka, Kamenka, and Shyrokyne.

Two Ukrainian servicemen were reported absent without leave in Luhansk region. Law enforcers are currently searching for them. Earlier, the "LPR" terrorist organization claimed they had detained two "deserters" from the 14th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who tried to cross the gray zone.