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South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military planes that entered the country’s airspace 

South Korea fires warning shots at multiple Russian military planes that violated the country’s airspace

  • South Korea says the country fired warning shots after Russian military planes entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday
  • South Korea’s Defense Ministry says Chinese military planes also intruded the country’s airspace on Tuesday
  • In response South Korea launched fighter jets and fired the warning shots 
  • The reason behind the airspace violation is not known  

South Korea says it has fired warning shots after Russian military planes entered the country’s airspace.  

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said that multiple Russian military planes violated the South Korean airspace off its east coast on Tuesday.

In response, South Korea launched fighter jets and fired warning shots.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in pictured with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Singapore in 2018

The Defense Ministry says Chinese military planes also intruded into South Korea’s aerial identification zone on Tuesday.

It was the first time a Russian military aircraft had violated South Korean airspace, a ministry official said. 

The ministry gave no further details.

A Russian fighter jet pictured above. It's not clear what kind of Russian military plane flew into South Korean airspace Tuesday

A Russian fighter jet pictured above. It’s not clear what kind of Russian military plane flew into South Korean airspace Tuesday

 

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