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Russian fighter jets increasing provocations along Ukraine's border

Amid heightened tensions between Ukraine and Russia, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko announced on Thursday that Russia has increased fighter jet activity along the border and noted "there are cases of crossing Ukraine's airspace."
By JC Finley   |   Aug. 14, 2014 at 3:20 PM

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KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Russia is continuing to provoke Ukraine by flying fighter jets along the shared border, the Ukrainian government said Thursday.

In some instances, Russian fighter jets have invaded Ukrainian airspace.

National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said that the two Russian Armed Forces fighter jets involved in the provocations "periodically take off from a military airfield in Valuyki, Belgorod region."

There was no further information regarding the frequency of the provocative flight paths.

"One of the aircraft," he said, "runs in a westerly direction along the border with Ukraine, the other -- in the east, there are cases of crossing Ukraine's airspace."

The provocative flights have increased recently, Lysenko observed.

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