China, Russia jets enter South Korea air defense zone
News Desk || risingbd.com
South Korea scrambled fighter jets as two Chinese and six Russian warplanes entered its air defence zone without warning on Wednesday.
Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
The two Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and left the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) off South Korea's southern and northeast coasts starting at around 5:50 a.m. (2050 GMT Tuesday).
The planes reportedly left the South Korean KADIZ less than 20 minutes later.
South Korea responded to the aggression by deploying an indeterminate number of aircraft, including F-15K jets, in a precautionary move officials said.
South Korea's military said that despite crossing its defense identification zone the foreign aircraft did not violate Seoul’s territorial airspace.
Russia said that “at certain stages of the route, strategic missile carriers were accompanied by fighters of foreign states.”