Realizing how critical the situation is, Russians have stepped up provocations on the border with Ukraine. Two fighter jets of the Russian armed forces regularly conduct flights from the military airfield in Valuyki, the Belgorod region. One of the aircraft flies west along the border of Ukraine and the other flies east, during the flights there have been cases of violating the airspace of Ukraine.
Russia also forwards its modern small size satellite communication stations P-438m, which allow for prompt and mobile communication over long distances using the appropriate satellites. One of these stations was recently seized by the Ukrainian military during a battle near the town of Lutuhyne, the Luhansk region.