Seoul scram­bles jets against Rus­sian in­trud­ers

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - WORLD -

SEOUL— South Korea said on Fri­day it had scram­bled mil­i­tary jets to in­ter­cept two Rus­sian mil­i­tary air­craft that en­tered the South’s air de­fense ter­ri­tory four times through the day. The Rus­sian air­craft were be­lieved to be mil­i­tary bomber jets and spent more than three hours in the Korea Air De­fense Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Zone, the South Korean joint chiefs of staff told Reuters. Both the South Korea and Rus­sian De­fense Min­istry de­clined to give details on the num­ber of South Korean mil­i­tary air­craft that were de­ployed.

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