(RT) – The Republic of Korea’s Air Force fired warning shots after Russian military aircraft allegedly violated the country’s airspace twice on Tuesday, Yonhap news agency reports, citing officers from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. South Korean F-15K and KF-16 fighter jets were scrambled after two Chinese and three Russian aircraft approached the ROK air defense identification zone (KADIZ) over the Sea of Japan on Tuesday morning, the JCS said.


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While the Chinese jets only entered KADIZ, the Russian aircraft allegedly flew too close to the islets of Dokdo and actually breached the S. Korean airspace twice for about three minutes, forcing the South Korean forces to fire “warning shots.”  The report did not mention the exact types of planes involved in the incident, while the Russian and Chinese defense ministries have yet to issue a comment.  READ MORE

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