South Korean jets fire warning shots at Russian planes after airspace violation

This image captured from Japan's defense ministry website shows a Russian bomber that violated its airspace

This image captured from Japan's defense ministry website shows a Russian bomber that violated its airspace

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South Korean defense officials on Tuesday said Seoul launched fighter jets in response to "multiple" Russian military planes that entered into the country's airspace.

Chinese military aircraft had also entered South Korean airspace.

The three Russian planes had violated the South Korean aerial identification zone with two Chinese military planes.

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South Korea's Defense Ministry says multiple Russian military planes violated the South Korean airspace off its east coast on Tuesday.

There was no comment from Russian or Chinese officials.

Citing officers from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Yonhap news agency said the Air Force scrambled jets after a Russian jet violated South Korea's airspace twice. He said the South Korean fighter jets fired warning shots again.

The ministry gave no further details.

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