South Korea Scrambles Jets after Chinese and Russian Jets Enter Airspace

South Korea reported that it had scrambled fighter jets after 19 Russian and Chinese military aircraft entered their air defense identification zone.

South Korea reported that it had scrambled fighter jets after 19 Russian and Chinese military aircraft entered their air defense identification zone/

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) further explained that four Chinese H-6 bombers and 15 Russian Tu-95 bombers reportedly entered the Korea Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ).

“This incident seems to be a joint military drill between China and Russia but it requires a further analysis,” said South Korea’s Armed Forces.

The South Korean military explained that the Chinese military had informed South Korea that its planes were conducting routine training before the Chinese aircraft entered South Korean airspace but did not mention if Russia did the same.

The South Korean foreign ministry said that they have already contacted China and Russia over the incident.

“The ministry expressed regret to China and Russia about the entry, through diplomatic channels, and called for measures to prevent a recurrence,” said the foreign ministry.


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