SEOUL – Two Russian military aircraft entered South Korea’s air defense identification zone four times on Friday and left the zone following a warning from South Korean air force.
South Korean forces deployed a part of its air fleet to warn the Russian planes, according to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, reported South Korean news agency Yonhap.
“Our military dispatched fighter jets for conducting normal tactical measures such as staging maneuvers in response and communicating warnings from the Russian military planes’ entry into the KADIZ until their exit,” said the JCS.
The Russian aircraft first entered KADIZ north of Ulleungdo island in the east and flew out of it southeast of Pohang only to re-enter the zone from the east and leave northwest from Jeju island.
The planes then re-entered KADIZ northwest of Jeju and again later from the east of the Dokdo islands located between South Korea and Japan twice.