South Korea fires warn­ing shots at Rus­sian war­plane

Fiji Sun - - Asia News -

Seoul: South Korean fighter jets fired nearly 400 warn­ing shots at a Rus­sian mil­i­tary air­craft on Tues­day af­ter it vi­o­lated the coun­try’s airspace, with Seoul warn­ing of a far stronger re­ac­tion if a breach re­oc­curs.

The Rus­sian A-50 early warn­ing and con­trol air­craft breached South Korean airspace twice off its east coast, the de­fence min­istry of­fi­cial said, forc­ing the air force to scram­ble fighters.

Moscow de­nied any of its mil­i­tary air­craft had vi­o­lated South Korean airspace, say­ing its planes had car­ried out planned drills over in­ter­na­tional wa­ters.

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