S.Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft violating airspace in east waters

Chen Zhuo
2019-07-23 16:28:14

SEOUL, July 23 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's fighter jets on Tuesday fired warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that violated South Korea's airspace above the eastern waters, according to Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) cited by local media reports.

The Russian bomber reportedly trespassed in the territorial sky near South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo early in the morning. It marked the first time that the Russian military airplane violated the airspace of South Korea.

The bomber flew inside the South Korean airspace for about three minutes twice from 9:09 a.m. and 9:33 a.m. each local time.

The South Korean air force scrambled fighter jets, such as F-15K and KF-16, firing warning shots at the Russian aircraft.

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