17:34 Aug. 13, 2016
Mi-8 helicopters and an aerostat were flying over the border at night
Ukrainian border guards have recorded provocative flights of Russian military aviation over the administrative border between occupied Crimea and mainland Ukraine.
In particular, a stationary Lynx low volume aerostat, and five Mi-8 helicopters were spotted, the press office of the Border Guard Service of Ukraine said in a statement on August 13.
In addition, at night the occupiers tried to light up Ukrainian positions with the help of a searchlight and signal flares.
Tensions between Ukraine and Russian escalated earlier this week when Moscow accused Kyiv of trying to send saboteurs into Crimea and reported the deaths of a soldier and an FSB officer, who foiled the alleged plot.
Denying the accusations, Ukraine put its troops on combat alert along its administrative border with Crimea, fearing another Russian provocation.