South Korean Jets Scramble After Chinese and Russian Aircraft Intrude Airspace

Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) reported that they have scrambled their jets after Russian and Chinese planes have entered the northeastern part of the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ).

JCS said that seven Russian and two Chinese military aircraft entered the KADIZ for a while before exiting and that they sent out fighter jets and air refueling tankers as a response.

China claimed that they were conducting exercises but the JCS said they were still analyzing the situation to identify if there was a valid threat.

“(We) assess the current situation as a joint exercise between China and Russia and additional analysis is needed,” said the JCS.


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