South Korean jets fire warning shots at Russian planes after airspace violation

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Defence ministry in Seoul says fighter planes warned off ‘multiple’ Russian aircraft off its east coast

Staff and agencies

South Korean fighter jets have fired warning shots at Russian military planes after they entered the country’s airspace.

The defence ministry in Seoul said multiple Russian military planes violated South Korean airspace off its east coast on Tuesday.

The ministry said it launched fighter jets and that they fired warning shots in what a military official said was the first such breach by Russian aircraft.

The ministry also said Chinese military planes also intruded into South Korea’s aerial identification zone on Tuesday.

The ministry gave no further details.

 

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