South Korea Seoul announces warning shots against Russian military aircraft

South Korea: Seoul announces warning shots against Russian military aircraft

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South Korea said it fired warning shots after a Russian military entered its airspace off its eastern coast., which Russia denies  A Russian military aircraft violated South Korean airspace twice on Monday morning, for less than ten minutes in total.

In response, the South Korean Air Force deployed fighters and fired warning shots, according to a joint staff officer at AFP. A message was also sent to the Russian plane.

The Russian army denies

This is the first time a Russian plane has violated South Korean airspace, the official said, adding that the army had opened an investigation.

The incident occurred near the Dokdo Islands, claimed under the name Takeshima by Japan, which accuses South Korea of ​​illegally occupying them.

For its part, the Russian army denies having violated South Korean airspace, assuring that its planes had flown “over the neutral waters of the Sea of ​​Japan. ”

“Two Russian Armed Forces Tu-95MS bombers made a planned flight over the neutral waters of the Sea of ​​Japan,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, adding that “no warning shot Had been fired by South Korea.

 

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