South Korea scrambles jets as China, Russia warplanes enter air defence zone

The Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and left the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone off South Korea's southern and northeast coasts, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said

Reuters
Published : 30 Nov 2022, 07:02 AM
Updated : 30 Nov 2022, 07:02 AM

 South Korea's military said it scrambled fighter jets as two Chinese and six Russian warplanes entered its air defence zone on Wednesday.

The Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and left the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone off South Korea's southern and northeast coasts starting at around 5:50 am (2050 GMT Tuesday), Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

They re-entered the zone hours later from the Sea of Japan, known in Korea as the East Sea, joined by the Russian warplanes, including TU-95 bombers and SU-35 fighter jets, the JCS said.

The aircraft did not violate South Korea's airspace, the JCS added.

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